Female cyber student
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

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. This course will enable you to learn new skills required in the fast expanding areas of information and communications technology (ICT) and digital technology.

You are given the opportunity to enter WorldSkills competitions. Glasgow Clyde College are the lead developers for the Cyber Security competition and we have consistent participation in the following competitions:
- Cyber Security
- IT Support Technician
- Network Infrastructure Technician
- Network Server Administrator
- Web 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

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 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, 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:

HNC Computer Science

HND Cyber Security

HND Computing: Software Engineering with Emerging Technologies

HND Computing: 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 junk/SPAM folder if you do not hear from us). We will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Selection will be by qualifications and possible interview
  • Qualifications will be checked before an offer can be made

There are four possible outcomes:

  1. Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed
  2. Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements
  3. Waiting list: you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date
  4. Unsuccessful: Contact the Student Information team to discuss your study options

Once an offer is received you must respond wihtin 14 days or you risk losing your place.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, such as funding information, and an induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3782