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Female cyber student
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications are now for a waiting list.

This NC Cyber Security course is an introductory level course which covers a wide range of subjects, tools and techniques that can enable you to develop your skills in cyber security. From ethical hacking, which forms the bedrock of testing system security, to digital forensics, where students learn to trace cybercriminal footprints using forensic practices.

The course also prioritizes the development of employability skills ensuring students are well-equipped for the job market. Students gain access to diverse activities like employer meet-ups and participation in prestigious competitions like WorldSkills, enhancing their personal and professional development.

What will I learn?

  • Ethical hacking
    Foundation knowledge of testing the security of systems and applications
  • Digital forensics
    You will learn how to trace the digital footprint of a cybercriminal, through the practices or digital forensics
  • Data security
    Foundation knowledge of what data is and why you need to protect it, its worth and the risks associated with storing data
  • Linux
    You will study the Linux essentials curriculum provided by Cisco
  • Networking
    Introduction to the core theory and practical implementation of surrounding networks

Learn more about what to expect from this course from lecturer, Stuart Thomson, by watching the video below.

Watch here - Stuart Thomson, Cyber Security lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two National 5, or equivalent, passes in Computing, Maths, IT or a Science; OR
  • Relevant NC or NQ at SCQF Level 5; OR
  • We will consider you application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

Studying NC Cyber Security with us is about more than gaining a certificate; it is about getting a job you’ll want to do and continue to develop. Throughout your time here, we'll help you to develop your employability skills. These are the skills employers rate, and we will ensure you are given the best chance to succeed.  

Not only will we equip you with the skills you'll need, but you will also get access to a host of other activities from meeting employers to taking part in WorldSkills competitions. Our highly trained staff will give you the best preparation for further study or employment. 

Jobs and further study

Successful students may progress to the following courses:

HND Cyber Security

HND Software Engineering with Emerging Technologies

HND Infrastructure with Cyber Security

HND Web Development

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3782