Data Science (SCQF Level 6) NPA

What is special about this course?

This National Progression Award in Data Science is made up of three core units and raises awareness of cyber security to assist in filling the current skills gap in this field. Learners will improve their cyber hygiene and be able to identify security weakness safely, legally and ethically and 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 may have to complete an adult returner assessment to demonstrate communication, numeracy and IT ability at a level 5.  
  • Data Citizenship
  • Data Science
  • Data Security

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Distance learning

How long will my course last?

one Academic Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness
    • Dornoch

Start date



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What can I do on completion of my course?

NQ Cyber Computing (SCQF Level 6)

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Apply for Data Science (SCQF Level 6) NPA

I want to start in 2021/22

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