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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

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.

When studying this course you will learn the basics of cyber resilience, from ethical hacking to data recovery.

Career Paths

After successfully completing this course you will have the skills needed to get a role in the cyber security or networking industry in a range of jobs such as:

  • Technician level post in cyber or network security
  • Security testing
  • Software testing
  • Programming position
  • IT support/security analyst
  • Systems administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Penetration tester
  • Cyber analyst/operations analyst


The HND Cyber Security may allow direct entry into the third year of most degrees related to Cyber Security or onto an apprenticeship.

Tuition fees

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£ 6,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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Year 1 entry: Four National 5 awards at grade A or B (one of which must be Maths and Computing Science is preferred), plus two Highers in relevant subjects at grade C or above (one of these Highers should be in Maths, Computing Science , Physics, Chemistry or a technology subject); A computing-related certificate course (at SCQF level 6) e.g. an NC in Computing (depending on course content); Mature applicants with relevant experience will be assessed individually. If you do not have any formal qualifications but can dem


University information

Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education

  • Campus address

    Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 9AD, Scotland

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