Cyber Security (NPA) (Level 6)

UHI North Highland


Thurso Campus, Dornoch Campus, Alness Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The National Progression Award (NPA) in Cyber Security provides foundation knowledge and skills in data security, digital forensics and ethical hacking – providing the skills pipeline into the Cyber Security industry. These awards are designed to raise awareness of Cyber Security and fill the current skills gap in this field. They will encourage learners to improve their cyber hygiene and resilience and enable them to identify security vulnerabilities safely, legally and ethically. They will also help learners to contribute more safely to virtual communities.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

Progression Routes

Courses at SCQF Level 7.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Computing and IT

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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