Cyber Security, Networking and Forensics (NPA)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


This course has been designed to introduce you to the core concepts, knowledge and skills required for entering the industry or further study in the specialist area of Networking and Cyber Security.

You will learn about a wide variety of essential subject areas including computer Networking, computer system architecture, ethical hacking, Digital Forensics, Data security and Linux.

The course makes use of the CISCO Network essentials course and a certificate can be gained in addition to the main course for that.

Course includes:
CISCO Network Essentials; PC Passport: Working with IT Software - Spreadsheet and Database; Communication; Introduction to Linux; Computing: Plan and Build a Computer Network; Computer Systems Architecture; Computing Project; Introduction to Python; Computing: Network Management and Security; Data Security; Ethical Hacking; Digital Forensics.

Entry Requirements

6 subjects at National 5 including Maths. You will attend for interview and complete a skills and experience screening exercise.

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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