Cyber Security (HNC - SCQF Level 7) (26 Aug 2024 - 13 Jun 2025)

The HNC in Cyber Security (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills in areas such as data security and ethical hacking.


Borders College, Scottish Borders
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This course is available on the Borders College website.


The HNC in Cyber Security (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills in areas such as data security and ethical hacking. The HNC also covers areas such as computer architecture, programming, networking, and professionalism and ethics in cyber security. This course is equivalent to the first year of degree study and we offer this course as a standalone HNC but provide candidates with pathways to other educational institutions to continue their studies. By studying this programme, you will develop suitable competencies and industry knowledge to enhance a career in computing.


Upon successful completion, candidates will achieve the following awards;

  • HNC Cyber Security at SCQF Level 7

Some of the units included cover topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Ethical Hacking and Computer Programming.


The course is full-time with delivery on campus over three days, for 36 weeks. There will be some hybrid learning opportunities and this will be flexible throughout the delivery.


Scottish Borders Campus

Entry requirements

Applications should have one relevant Higher qualification at Grade C or above in Computing Science, Maths, Graphic Communications or other Science/Technology subject in addition to three National 5s at Grade C or above or be progressing from a similar college computing course at SCQF Level 6. Applicants with no formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and their applications or enquiries are encouraged. Previous industry experience is not essential but would be advantageous.

Progression opportunities

On successful completion of the course, students may progress to some of the pathways outlined below.

Further or Higher Education Opportunities

  • Other progression opportunities agreed upon with Borders College and partner Higher Education Establishments.

About Borders College

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Whether you are a school leaver, returning to learning or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace, Borders College can help you achieve your goals and realise your potential.

Borders College is located in the Scottish Borders and offers a wide range of courses, from an introductory level through to advanced courses at Higher National level. They include a full range of apprenticeships courses, from modern apprenticeships to foundation apprenticeships. We also provide a large number of industry-based training courses for businesses throughout Scotland.

Courses are available to study full-time or part-time, during the day or in the evenings and at a variety of locations, depending on the needs of our students.

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