HND (SCQF Level 8)


2 years (typically 2 or 3 days a week in College)


29 Aug 2022


  • Computing


  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

The need for cyber security specialists in the modern workplace is paramount, all organisations have an obligation to ensure that their network, applications and data is secure. This course will provide you with the skills to meet the industry requirements.

We will introduce you to Networking and what practices we can put in place to secure a Network from attacks, you will learn about programming and how this can help you become a better Cyber Security specialist, and we will introduce you to the laws that affect Cyber Security specialists and the effects that these laws can have on companies and individuals.

What you will experience

  • Learn how malicious attacks target computer networks and software programs
  • Get the opportunity to undergo a scenario in Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensics using a state-of-the-art program used by Police Scotland
  • Compete against other colleges in the World Skills competitions
  • Attend cyber security themed events where you can meet people in the industry
  • Students on this course can apply for one our paid intern positions working on the student IT Helpdesk. This is a great opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt while supporting students at College