Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


On this brand new course, you will learn how to think like a hacker, and gain a deep understanding of security issues and concerns. The course introduces you to characteristics of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. You will understand how to develop security policies that comply with cyber security laws.

Reflecting rapidly growing business needs, you will learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers, and applications, building both technical and professional skills to pursue a career in cyber security.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers plus 4 subjects at National 5; or Foundation Apprenticeship: IT Hardware and System Support plus 4 subjects at National 5; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Fife College are currently working with external partners to develop articulation routes for this qualification.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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