Introduction to
Computing Support with Cyber Security SCQF Level 4

This course is a great option if you want to try your hand at IT support and decide if a career in this sector is really for you.


Why take this course?

This course is a good option if you want an introduction to computer hardware and to further develop your IT skills. It will give you a good understanding of basic computer hardware and software installation and maintenance as well as helping you to develop troubleshooting skills. You will also gain an understanding of cyber security issues.

What you will experience

Working in our specialist computer hardware labs, you will get lots of practical hands-on exposure to hardware components and work towards a City & Guilds Level 2 ICT Systems Support qualification.

The course also incorporates a City & Guilds IT User Award.

Student at a computer

Key facts

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those with no previous qualifications or work experience, but all applicants should have a genuine interest in computer hardware.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course(s) at North East Scotland College:

At University

You cannot progress directly to university from this course, but on completion of a more advanced course this may be a possibility.


The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.