Introduction to
Cyber Security & Computing SCQF Level 4

An in-depth introduction to cyber security and computing.


Why take this course?

This entry level course will give you the IT skills needed to work in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology. The course is designed by industry experts to give you a comprehensive grounding in relevant commercially-required computing and cyber security skills.

What you will experience

You will cover fundamental areas of digital media including word processing, databases and spreadsheets. You will also focus on essential multimedia skills and look at audio and video software, imaging and communication.

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 information technology, computers and digital media.

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

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


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