NC Computing (with Cyber Security)

With ever-increasing demand for vitally important digital skills in all areas of industry, this course is a hugely important step in achieving a highly valued qualification in computing. This is a SCQF level 6 course which will provide learners 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. This course will prepare students 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 
  • HND Computing: Technical Support

  • Five National 5 awards (or equivalent) preferably including computer science, maths and English
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Additional requirements:

  • An interview and skills test may form part of the selection process

Further advice for full-time applicants:

  • Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application.
  • If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account.
  • 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 student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance


  • Start date

    27 August 2018

  • End date

    14 June 2019

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6