Cyber Security - Schools Academy (NPA - SCQF Level 5)
23 Aug 2024
04 Apr 2025
This course will give you an introduction to this subject area and the basic skills necessary to progress onto further study in Computing, IT or another subject. Understanding techniques of Data Security, Digital forensics and Ethical Hacking is important in ensuring that learners are aware of their responsibilities within the virtual community.
- NPA Cyber Security at SCQF Level 5
The course is a schools link delivery on campus one day a week, for 28 weeks. There will be some hybrid learning opportunities and this will be flexible throughout the delivery.
Applications should have 3 relevant National 4 qualifications including one of Maths, Computer Science or Physics.Applicants with no formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and their applications or enquiries are encouraged.
On successful completion of the course, students may progress to some of the pathways outlined below.
Further or Higher Education Opportunities
- NC Computing with Digital Media at SCQF Level 6 at Borders College
- NPA Cyber Security at SCQF Level 6 at Borders College (Schools Link- Progression)
- Junior pen tester
- Digital forensic analyst
- Digital forensic examiner
- Junior Cyber security consultant
Application and Interview Process
Candidates will be supported through the application process by their individual schools and applications will be reviewed by the curriculum team following this. A full, detailed personal statement is important at this stage. Candidates are provided with the opportunity to ask further questions about the course and college support services through their various school support teams.
Data SecurityEthical HackingDigital Forensics
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