Cyber Security

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Sighthill Campus


This Cyber Security course will teach you essential knowledge in cybersecurity and securing technology infrastructure against cybercrime. During this course, you will learn fundamental skills that underpin the technology we use today, such as computer programs, websites, computer networks and databases.

This course will teach you advanced learning on how to secure computer systems through forensic analysis to find traces of attacks or infrastructure vulnerabilities that could be exploited. You will explore common ways in which attackers perform hacks through a variety of real case studies and hands-on workshops in Edinburgh College's state-of-the-art computer labs. This course will give you the skills and entry requirements needed to progress into year 1 or 2 of university level of study or into employment in the cybersecurity sector.

The course curriculum is aligned to a variety of industry-recognised vendor qualifications and can help you gain the knowledge to prepare to sit those certifications. Such as CISCO Cyber Essentials; CompTIA Security+, CCNA Security.

What you will learn:

Computer networking concepts; Setting up, maintaining and securing computer networks; Basic computer programming; Digital forensics; Ethical hacking; Data security; Linux; Computer operating systems; Penetration testing.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers including Maths, Computing Science or a science subject at B. Interview and skills test.

Progression Routes

Year 2 HND Cyber Security

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT