Cyber Security (SCQF level 6) NPA

What is special about this course?

The National Progression Award (NPA) in Cyber Security provides foundation knowledge and skills in data security, digital forensics and ethical hacking – providing the skills pipeline into the Cyber Security industry. These awards are designed to raise awareness of Cyber Security and fill the current skills gap in this field. They will encourage learners to improve their cyber hygiene and resilience and enable them to identify security vulnerabilities safely, legally and ethically. They will also help learners to contribute more safely to virtual communities.

Entry requirements

Evidence of core skills at a level 5 in communications, numeracy and ICT.

Adult returners who do not meet the entry requirements above m\ay have to complete an adult returner assessment to demonstrate evidence of communication, numeracy and IT ability at a level 6.  

  • Data Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Online

Students will be required to either attend classes or keep up to date with classes via video recordings on VLE.


How long will my course last?


1 Academic Years

Students will be required to either attend classes or keep up to date with classes via video recordings on VLE. 


Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Dornoch

Start date

September

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Completed students may wish to progress NQ Cyber Computing

 

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.