Computing (Cyber Security)

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


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 and Systems; Computing Project; Computing: Academic Skills; Mathematics for Interactive Computing.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 5 including English, Maths and Computing Science, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. An interview and skills test may form part of the selection process.

Progression Routes

BSc Software Development with Cyber Security.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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