CISCO Cyber Security Essentials (SCP)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


The course is accredited by CISCO, the largest global tech infrastructure company, which to businesses in the sector is a household name for quality graduates.

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops a foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The course introduces students to the characteristics of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

The course runs on Friday afternoons and is anticipated to be at the Sighthill campus. An SQA qualification in networking fundamentals is added to the course as well.

This course is CISCO and so does not equate to SQA study levels, this course is suitable for students studying at SCQF level 5 or 6.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including Maths. You should be studying towards 5 subjects at National 5 including Maths.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT