Cyber Computing (SCQF Level 5/6) NQ

What is special about this course?

We have developed a new Cyber Computing course which includes cyber security, data science, ethical hacking, professional computer fundamentals, a Higher in Computing Science and key employability skills to help meet the current skills gap in cyber trained IT professionals.

Breaches in data and cyber security is one of the most topical and scrutinised risks to organisations and with the introduction of the GDPR legislation, it is now one of the most critical business issues.

Entry requirements

  • Four National 4 qualifications or equivalent
  • Evidence of core skills at SCQF level 4 in communications, numeracy and ICT

Adult returners who do not meet the entry requirements may have to complete an assessment to demonstrate communication, numeracy and IT ability at a level 4.

On this one year course, you will complete the following modules:

  • NPA Cyber Security
  • NPA Data Science
  • NPA Professional Computer Fundamentals
  • Higher Computing Science
  • PC Passport Spreadsheets and Databases
  • PC Passport Word Processing and Presenting Information
  • Numeracy
  • Communication
  • Work Placement

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

This course is delivered at our Thurso campus to full time students through a combination of class room teaching and online technologies.


How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Longer part time

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



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

What can I do on completion of my course?

Completed students can progress onto the HNC Computing course or look for employment within the IT/cyber sector.

Is there more information available online?

QR Code - scan to visit course page

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Cyber Computing (SCQF Level 5/6) NQ

I want to start in 2021/22

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.