NC Cyber Security (Level 6)

Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year

This course is now full.

This computing course covers a wide range of subjects and enables you to specialise in the particular area of Cyber Security. You will also have the opportunity to enter World Skills competitions. We are sector leaders here – with Glasgow Clyde College being the lead developer for the Cyber Security competition and having had multiple students in the UK Cyber Security team.

What will I learn?

  • Ethical hacking
  • Digital forensics
  • Data security
  • Linux
  • Web applications
  • Networking
  • Servers

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two National 5, or equivalent, passes at A to C level in English, Computing, Maths, IT or Science subject areas, or
  • Relevant NQ units at SCQF Level 5
  • We will consider you application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirement equivalency table

Please note: applicants who meet the entry criteria and have a suitable reference may be accepted on the course without an interview. All other applicants will be interviewed.

Jobs and further study

  • Progression on to our HND courses including our HND in Cyber Security.
  • You will have the potential to move on to jobs in the IT industry.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Selection will be by qualifications, an interview and reference
  • Proof of qualifications must be supplied before an offer can be made
  • Interviews will take place within four weeks of applying.

You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by email within 10 working days of the interview or reference being received.

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: once an offer is received, you must respond within 10 working 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