Computing and Digital Technologies

HNC Cyber Security


Available at Blended Learning Motherwell


HNC Cyber Security aims to give students a fundamental understanding of how to protect networks, IT systems and individuals against Cyber-attacks and Cyber threats. 

Cyber-security is a fast evolving area within business and government today, as online systems make up the foundations of the digitally-enabled economy. 



Course Information

One of the following

  • One Higher at Grade C or above and National 5 qualifications or equivalent in Mathematics
  • A NQ SCQF level 6 qualification on a computing related course
  • Previous employment, practical experience and an enthusiasm for the subject may be considered in place of formal entry requirements

Please note: entry is also subject to a satisfactory interview, and an academic reference may be requested

Aim of the qualification

  • To prepare learners to progress to further study in cyber security in further and/or higher education
  • To develop knowledge and understanding in core areas of cyber security, such as digital forensics, ethical hacking and digital security
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of critical legislative considerations in cyber security for individuals and companies
  • To develop learners with technical and employment skills to enhance their prospects when seeking jobs in the Cyber Security industry
  • To develop an awareness of the potential impact of breaches in cyber security on individuals, companies and on society as a whole

In studying this award you will cover a range of practical, industry-relevant subjects including such as: 

Data Security.
Securing Networking Devices.
Scripting for Security.
Computer Programming.
Digital Forensics Case Studies.
Ethical Hacking.
Penetration Testing.

This qualification can be used to gain entry-level employment in this field or successful students can go on to study the second year of the programme (HND Cyber-Security) or entry to a relevant degree course at a number of universities.

Classes Available

Blended Learning Motherwell


  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 23 Aug 2021