NQ Cyber Security with Networks

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This exciting computing course is suitable for school leavers or mature students wishing to develop their technical skills or progress onto further study in computing.

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. 


Four National 5 passes (preferably including Computing Science or Mathematics) OR a NQ qualification at Level 5 in a computing-related area. Previous employment or practical experience may be considered in place of formal entry requirements if you demonstrate a real interest in the subject.
Please note: entry is also subject to a satisfactory interview, and an academic reference may be requested. 


This course will develop your skills in hardware, software and applications, as well as introduce you to new areas such as networking and programming. It also includes a Level 6 National Progression Award in Cyber Security.

In this course you will have the opportunity to study the following subjects:

  • Data Security 
  • Ethical Hacking 
  • Digital Forensics 
  • Computer Programming 
  • Computer Hardware and Systems 
  • Networking Fundamentals 

Our students are also given the opportunity to study for additional Microsoft qualifications in areas such as Azure, Artificial Intelligence, Data Fundamentals and Microsoft Office Specialist at no additional cost. 

Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: