NPA Cyber Security - Evening

This course will enable participants to develop knowledge and skills in data security, digital forensics and ethical hacking. The internet and digital technologies are transforming our society by driving economic growth, connecting people and providing new ways to communicate and co-operate with one another. However, the rise of the internet has led to the rise of cybercrime, such as identity theft, fraud, and blackmail within our communities. This course will raise awareness of cyber security, encourage you to improve your cyber safety and enable you to identify security weakness safely, legally and ethically. It will also help you to contribute more safely to virtual communities. Ethics and the law are fundamental aspects of this course. 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.

Using ITA?

This course is eligible for ITA funding. If you wish to use ITA funding towards the cost of this course, you must first apply for the ITA funding through the My World of Work website. Once you’ve applied for funding, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to book your course.

Course content includes:

- Data Security

- Digital Forensics

- Ethical Hacking

Students can pursue a career in cyber security, digital forensics and ethical hacking.

Possible progression includes:

- Further qualifications in this subject, or a related area, for example, NC Digital Media Computing

- Higher National or degree courses

- If you possess other qualifications and have previous work experience in computing, this course may also lead to employment in a computer security role

Applicants should have achieved a maths and English qualification at a minimum of National 4 level or equivalent.

Further advice for evening applicants:

- Course places are only secured after payment/funding has been arranged.

- Fees of less than £150 must be paid in full.

- Payment by instalment is available, provided the course fee is greater than £150. Instalments must be paid via direct debit over a 4-month period and a 30% deposit is required in order to secure your place. You will not be able to apply online if paying by direct debit, please contact Evening Admissions.

- If a student fails to notify the College that they no longer require their course place, or withdraws from their course within 2 weeks - a £25 administration fee will be charged. As per the College Tuition Fees and Refund Policy, tuition fees are non-refundable except under exceptional circumstances.

- Refunds will only be given if the course is cancelled or significantly altered by the College.

Refer to our Tuition Fees Policy for further information.

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

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  • Start date

    04 September 2018

  • End date

    11 June 2019

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  • SCQF Level

    Level 5