Computing and Digital Technologies

NQ Cyber Security with Networks

Full-time

Available at 3 campuses

Overview


There is a current skills shortage in the field of Cyber Security to defend against cyber-attacks. This course includes the NPA in Cyber Security covering the core elements of Data Security, Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking. Also included is the NPA in Professional Computer Fundamentals which is linked to the Microsoft Technology Associate programme, students will study Networking Fundamentals, Server Administration Fundamentals and Security Fundamentals and are encouraged the appropriate Microsoft exams as part of this course. 

During the course, students are supplied with a computer to use for practical work in class,  on successful completion of the course, students in receipt of a bursary or EMA can retain this computer. (Subject to funding)

Course Information


Students will need one of the following

  • Four National 5 passes (preferably including Computing Science or Mathematics)
  • An NQ qualification at Level 5 in a computing related area.
  • Previous employment or practical experience may be considered in place of formal entry requirements.

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

On this course you will cover a range of practical, industry-relevant subjects including:

  • Network Technologies
  • Database Systems
  • Software Design and Development
  • Digital Forensics
  • Data Security
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Installation of Software and Hardware
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Server Administration
  • Web Page Creation

All students will be given the opportunity to take place in a 2 week European internship via the Erasmus+ student mobility programme.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is embedded within this qualification.

Progression to NQ Level 6 Cyber Security with Networks Part 2 within the college.

Classes Available

Blended Learning Motherwell

Full-time

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

Blended Learning Cumbernauld

Full-time

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

Blended Learning Coatbridge

Full-time

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