Cyber Security (NPA)

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This course will enable participants to develop knowledge and skills in data security, digital forensics and ethical hacking. The internet and digital technologies are transforming our society by driving economic growth, connecting people and providing new ways to communicate and co-operate with one another. However, the rise of the internet has led to the rise of cybercrime, such as identity theft, fraud, and blackmail within our communities.

This course will raise awareness of cyber security, encourage you to improve your cyber safety and enable you to identify security weakness safely, legally and ethically. It will also help you to contribute more safely to virtual communities. Ethics and the law are fundamental aspects of this course. The aim of the course is to produce knowledgeable and skilled individuals who are aware of the potential misuses of, and unauthorised access to, computer systems but who use these competences for legal and ethical purposes.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English and Maths

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


Creative Industries and Media

SCQF Level