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 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. We have a strong link to the industry providing you with opportunities throughout your studies. This is a full-time course delivered on campus which includes classes, practical tutorials, project work and self-study sessions.

Entry Requirements

Four National 5 qualifications at A or B and 1 Higher 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.


Completion of a strong personal statement explaining your interest in the course. You may be invited for an interview to make sure this is the right course for you. All applicants may also be asked to provide a reference.

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

    28 Aug 2023

  • 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

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