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NC Computing (with Cyber Security)

With ever-increasing demand for vitally-important digital skills in all areas of industry, this course is hugely-important step in achieving a highly-valued qualification in computing.

This course is an SCQF level 6 course which will provide you with both practical skills and theoretical knowledge in a range of computing subject areas, and supports progression to further study in crucial areas such as programming. 

The NPA Cyber Security Level 6 qualification (including Data Security, Digital Forensics & Ethical Hacking) is part of this course.

It will prepare you for progression onto a range of HN programmes in Computing, which in turn can lead to articulation to university.         

  • NPA Cyber Security (including Data Security, Digital Forensics & Ethical Hacking)
  • Higher Computing Science(units only)
  • Authoring a Website
  • Applications Development
  • Network Literacy
  • Computing Hardware & Systems
  • Computing Project
  • Computing: Academic Skills
  • Mathematics

Employment in roles across a variety of jobs in the Digital, Computing and IT sectors.

On successful completion of this course, you  may  be eligible to progress to BSc Applied Computing , HND Computing: Software Development or HND Computing: Technical Support.

One of the following:
  • A minimum of 5 National 5 awards preferably including Computer Science,  Mathematics and English, or equivalent Standard Grades at 2 or above.
Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered.
An interview and skills test may form part of the selection process.

Further Advice for full-time applicants:

  • Please create an online account when starting your application.  Your login details for the old College website are no longer valid
  • Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
  • Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately – if you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
  • Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
  • Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
  • If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview.  For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
  • If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
  • Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
  • If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application – please email

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance


  • Start date

    28 August 2017

  • End date

    15 June 2018

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6