HNC Cyber Security

Cyber Security is an ongoing key concern for business and government to protect against digital threats, from personal data to business systems. Skills to help prevent attacks are in short supply and this course aims to equip students with the knowledge required to progress to a career in cyber security. When studying this course you will learn the basics of cyber resilience, from ethical hacking to data recovery.

Digital Forensic
Ethical Hacking
Data Security
SQL: Intro
Computer Programming
Computer Networking: Concepts, Practice and Introduction to Security
Multi User Operating Systems
Professionalism and Ethics in Cyber Security
Computer Architecture
Data Flow Analysis
Troubleshooting Computing Problems
Scripting for Security
HNC Cyber Security: Graded Unit 1 (Examination)

After successfully completing this course you'll have the skills needed to get an entry level role in the cyber security or networking industry.

You could develop your skills further by studying another course, such as HND Cyber Security.
The HNC Cyber Security should allow direct entry into the second year of most degree related to Cyber Security

- Four National 5 passes at grade A or B (one of which must be Maths and Computing Science is preferred), plus two Highers in relevant subjects at grade C or above. One of these Highers should be in Maths, Computing Science or a Science/Technology subject.
- A computing-related certificate course (at SCQF level 6) eg an NC in Computing
- Mature applicants with relevant experience will be assessed individually. If you don't have any formal qualifications but can demonstrate relevant computer programming skills and relevant maths knowledge and skills, you can also apply for a place on the course.

ALL applicants will be invited to attend an interview at which you will also be asked to take part in a Skills exercise.

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance


  • Start date

    02 September 2019

  • End date

    11 June 2020

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7