HNC Cyber Security

Course Content

Cyber Security is an ongoing key concern globally in terms of protecting business systems and data from cyber threats and attacks. The HNC Cyber Security will provide you with a good foundation in a range of security related disciplines to prepare you for progression on to an HND, University or related work within the Cyber Security Industry. You will gain knowledge and skills in areas related to Data Security, Software Development, Computer Networking, Ethical Hacking, Linux Operating Systems and Digital Forensics. Delivery is on a full-time basis to include lectures, practical tutorials and self-study sessions. 

Entry Requirements

Four National 5 qualifications at A or B and two Highers including one in a STEM subject (C or above). 


Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software Development. 


Progression from SCQF level 5/6 Computing college course passing all credits and B grade achieved in Computing Project.


Mature applicants with relevant experience are assessed individually for suitability. 

All applicants will be invited to a two-stage interview selection process. Suitable references are also a requirement. 

Method of Assessment

Internal unit assessments are continuous throughout the course with a final exam at the end of the year. 

Future Prospects

Progression directly on to HND Cyber Security. Pathways to relevant degree programmes possible. Provides excellent prospects for a successful career in the Cyber Security and Computing and Technology sectors. 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • 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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