Certificate in Computer Technology with Cyber Security

Course Content

Technology affects the way we live, socialise and play. Computing skills are essential in today’s workplace. This course introduces Computing and Cyber Security that will help you build a path that can lead to a variety of computing-related careers as you develop your technical and meta skills to prepare for HN level study.

With support from our expert staff you will learn key skills in a range of key areas. 

Your subjects include:

  • Software Development
  • Web Development
  • Maths for Computing
  • Project
  • Hardware and Networking
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Introduction to Linux

Classes are 16 hours per week over 3 days. Class activities will include ethical hacking, coding, presentations, quizzes and team work.

Entry Requirements

Completion of a strong personal statement explaining your interest in the course, please contact us for support if needed. You may be invited to a recruitment workshop to ensure this is the right course for you. All applicants may also be asked to provide a reference.

Method of Assessment

Each unit will have its own assessment. Methods of assessment include multiple choice tests, coding tasks, short reports and project work.

Future Prospects

This course offers progression to our HNC and Foundation Degree programmes:

  • HND Year 1 Software Development
  • HNC Computer Games Development
  • HNC Cyber Security
  • HNC Digital Design and Web Development
  • Foundation Degree in Esports and Creative Media
Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Computing & Creative Media

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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