Computer Support with Cyber Security SCQF Level 5

This course is designed to build on your existing knowledge and introduces you to Computer Networks and Network / Hardware Security.


Why take this course?

Have you got experience of working with computers? Then now is the time to take this further, this course will help support you in developing your knowledge further and introducing you to networking and why this is important for an organisation and an individual.

There is also an opportunity to learn about Cyber Security with our embedded NPA in Cyber Security, which will teach you about Operating System vulnerabilities and how a malicious individual will use this to their advantage.

Learn how to keep your data secure using the various methods of cryptography, and we will introduce you to Cyber Forensics where you will trace the attacks back to the source.

You will further develop skills in the area of computer support (Hardware, Software and Networking).

What you will experience

You will be introduced to computer networking and why this is important in today's industry. You'll be given an opportunity to build your own network as part of a networking project.

Learn how to be professional in a support role and how to handle data and process it effectively, and on top of this, you will take the role of an Ethical hacker.

Once you have been taught all this you will take a trip to a state–of–the–art data centre, learn about virtualisation in an organisation, and understand why cloud technologies are taking over and becoming more popular.

Student at a computer

Key facts

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are either two National 4's at grades at C or above — preferably a Computing or IT based subject; OR a recognised Computing course at SCQF Level 4.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course(s) at North East Scotland College:

At University

You cannot progress directly to university from this course, but on completion of a more advanced course this may be a possibility.



This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

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