Cyber Security NPA

What is special about this course?

Cyber Security Fundamentals will provide you with foundation knowledge and skills in data security, digital forensics and ethical hacking and an insight into the cyber security industry.

This course is designed to raise awareness of cyber security in order fill the current skills gap in this field. You will be encouraged to improve your cyber hygiene and to identify security weakness safely, legally and ethically which will allow you to contribute more safely to virtual communities.

The aim of the course is to produce knowledgeable and skilled individuals who are aware of the potential misuses of, and unauthorised access to, computer systems but who use these competences for legal and ethical purposes.

Entry requirements

All you require for this course is an interest in computing.

Data Security
Digital Forensics
Ethical Hacking

Equipment

Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone & camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

Timetabled learning will take place in an online classroom where you connect and interact with your lecturer and classmates using with video, voice and text chat. 


How long will my course last?


34 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

Fees

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please read our Fees & Funding information pages for more information regarding residency, previous study and bursary rates. Please contact funding.whc@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

Rest of UK students : For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland, studying full time, the course fee is £5,800.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or not. However you must complete an application even if you know that you're not entitled to EMA.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course, you might want to consider studying a variety of computing science courses at a higher level or perhaps a Modern Apprenticeship in IT/Computing industries.  We also offer the opportunity to study right up to degree level with our BSc (Hons) Computing.

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Apply for Cyber Security NPA

I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. UHI West Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.