Cyber Security NPA


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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.


Level SCQF 5


  • Online, Tuesday evenings 5-9pm

Tutorial 5-6pm optional (Course open to public)


  • Highland Council Virtual School
  • Evening course - Blended Online Learning

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

  • Data Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking

What next...

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.


Entry requirements...

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