Cyber Security (2nd year entry)

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


Cyber Security is an ongoing key concern for business and government to protect against digital threats, from personal data to business systems. Skills to help prevent attacks are in short supply and this course aims to equip students with the knowledge required to progress to a career in cyber security.

Year 1:
Digital Forensics; Ethical Hacking; Data Security; SQL: Intro; Computer Programming; Computer Networking: Concepts, Practice and Introduction to Security; Multi User Operating Systems; Professionalism and Ethics in Cyber Security; Computer Architecture; Data Flow Analysis; Troubleshooting Computing Problems; Scripting for Security; Introduction to Project Management; HNC Cyber Security: Graded Unit 1 (Examination).

Year 2:
Server Administration for Cyber Security; Digital Forensics; Working in Cyber Security; Wireless Device Security; Computer Operating Systems; Team Working in Computing; HND Cyber Security: Graded Unit; Professional Career Development in the IT Industry; Software Development Object Oriented Programming; Programming in PL/SQL.

Entry Requirements

HNC Cyber Security with relevant optional units and Graded unit pass at grade A or B. Interview.

Progression Routes

Year 3 of a related degree programme

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level