This is the second year of an exciting new qualification in cyber security. You will gain a deeper understanding in areas of cyber security, ethical hacking and digital forensics, and further develop your knowledge and skills secured in the first year.

You will build on your first year skills and knowledge learning how to think like a hacker, and gain a deeper understanding of security issues and concerns. The course continues to introduce characteristics of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. You will further understand how to develop security policies that comply with cyber security laws.

Reflecting rapidly growing business needs, you will deepen your knowledge in procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers, and applications, building both technical and professional skills to pursue a career in cyber security.

  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team working skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Analytical skills
  • One year full-time
  • Two years part-time
  • Computer operating systems
  • Computer Programing
  • Digital forensics
  • Server administration for cyber security
  • Working in cyber security
  • HND Cyber Security: Graded Unit 2 (project)
  • Plus additional optional units
  • HNC: Cyber Security SCQF Level 7
  • Fife College has provisional degree articulation routes in place for this course
  • BEng(Hons) Cyber Security and Forensics at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security engineer
  • Cyber security consultant
  • Cyber security architect
  • Cyber security administrator
  • Security software developer
  • Cryptographer
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Penetration tester
  • Ethical hacker
  • Digital Forensics analyst
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • You will be expected to bring a reference with you
  • In the case of Fife school leavers, the College will request a Transition Form from your school