CYBER SECURITY

SCQF LEVEL 5

As a society we conduct much of our lives over the Internet, as do the Government, the Armed Services, Law Enforcement and industry. The internet brings numerous blessings for society and for business, but it has a darker side as a refuge, resource and recruitment tool for terrorists and criminals.

Cyber security offers an innovative and exciting way of attracting talented individuals to take up rewarding careers in this field. These statistics strengthen the belief held by many industry experts that Education is key to addressing the skills gap. The proposed award has stemmed from the belief and the need to address the growing rise in easily preventable cybercrime.

QUALIFICATION

NPA Cyber Security

DURATION

1 Year full time/

5 periods per week

COURSEWORK

On-going assessment.  

EXAM

0

COST

0

TEACHERS

Miss Collett

Mr Speirs

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

The qualification aims to provide foundation knowledge and skills in cyber security to foster an interest in this area with the hope of increasing the number of people choosing this field as a future career path. The overarching aim of the awards is to improve the skills pipeline in cyber security so that more young people consider a career in this area of skills shortage.

This qualification, at all levels comprises three component units:

  1. Data Security

  2. Digital Forensics

  3. Ethical Hacking

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

Open to all pupils in S4-6

what will you get?

NPA in Cyber Security Level 4/5/6

 

18 SCQF credit points (6 per unit)

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

This course is suitable for all learners who are interested in becoming a:    

 

Ethical Hacker

Security systems installer

Security Officer

Forensic Computer Analyst

Private Investigator

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

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