The term Cyber security can be described as the collective methods, technologies, and processes to help protect the confidentiality, integrity, networks, devices, and data, against cyber-attacks or unauthorised access. Cyber Security may also be referred to as IT Security. Cyber-criminals and black-hackers are hitting news headlines almost every another day. They can ruin a company’s reputation and destroy the business just in a blink of second and the threat is increasing rapidly. This is why cybersecurity is becoming one of the world’s fastest growing business components. Computing Technology is one of the biggest growth areas in the job market today and specifically cyber field, it also provides employment opportunities to such individuals who likes working globally or locally but from their own home.

Course Overview:

The Introduction to Cybersecurity course stresses the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

Cybersecurity Essentials course covers foundation knowledge and essentials skills in all security domains in the cyber world to tackle cyber-crime such as information security, systems security, network security mobile security, physical security, ethics and laws, related technologies, defence and mitigation techniques use in protecting businesses. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

If you are interested in establishing career in IT, Software Development, Cyber Security or Computer Networking, then this is an ideal course to start with. ITPT offers this course to students interested in learning about foundational knowledge and build essential skills in cyber security, and explore career opportunities in the cyber security field.


☑ No prerequisite required to join this course, just ease of commuting use is recommended.

☑ It will be an advantage to have a basic networking knowledge but not essential

☑ This course sits at SCQF level 7 so it is available for beginners.

☑ Any combination of National 4’s of which one should be in Maths, if you are a school leaver

☑ We also consider applications on individual’s qualifications/work experience and personal statement basis. If necessary we ask applicants to sit an aptitude test to judge their existing knowledge.

Course Objectives:

☑ Learn what cybersecurity is and what it means for you personally and professionally

☑ Learn foundational knowledge in various security domains

☑ Learn how to be safe online by understanding the most common threats, security attacks, symptoms, vulnerabilities, processes and countermeasures

☑ Build skills in security management, controls, protection, and mitigation technologies Implement proper procedures for data confidentiality and availability

☑ Learn valuable security principals and how to develop compliant policies such as security laws, ethics etc.

☑ Learn the roles of different cybersecurity professionals and career options

Hands on Experience

This course is instructor led training programme followed by hands on live labs, so the attendance is required if you chose to attend face to face class based training.

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

SQA Framework:

This course has been arranged in conjunction with the SQA PDA Cyber Resilience at SCQF Level 7. Learners will have an opportunity to earn 40 SCQF credit points & received a certificate from Scottish Qualification Authority if successfully passed all relevant SQA unit exams, exam fee is included in the SAAS PTFG funding.

Job Opportunities & Roles:


☑ Security Architect

☑ IT Security Engineer

☑ Security Systems Administrator

☑ IT Security Consultant

☑ Cryptographer

☑ Chief Information Security Officer

☑ Forensic Computer Analyst

☑ Information Security Analyst

☑ Penetration Tester

☑ Cryptanalyst

Our Courses & Training Classes Suits the following:

The IT training classes which we are currently offering are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

☑ School leavers

☑ Adult returnees to education

☑ Individuals who are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects

☑ Individuals who wish to start a new career in IT

☑ Individuals who wants to get promotion at work

☑ Individuals who wants to upgrade in their IT skills

☑ Individuals who wish to study on a part-time (day or evening) or day-release mode

Instructors Qualification & Experience:

ITPT has a big team of experts and passionate professional instructors whose services in IT industry are impressive, they are very well known to the IT vendors and also certified academy instructors of CompTIA, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, CEH, Checkpoint Security, LPI, Citrix, Virtualisation, and Cloud. They are also certified assessors, invigilators, markers and internal verifiers of SQA.
ITPT teaching staff has years of experience in IT Training, We always strive to deliver a unique study experience to our students. ITPT work closely with the current and updated curriculum and customised courses which meets the objectives of students and professionals.

Modes of Learning:

You have the option of undertaking this course via following learning modes:

1.) Face to Face (Classroom based Learning): You will attend the class each week on its specified day and time at your designated centre (Edinburgh or Glasgow)

2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast remotely via our online settings through Microsoft Team

3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).

4.) ELearning is available for this course.

Funding Available:

Course Funding: SAAS PTFG: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland

This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only;
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:

1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
2. Either employed or unemployed, if working then earning must be less/equals to
25k a year
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.

Other criteria:

☑ Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.

☑ This funding is different from the full time funding which can be applied by someone who previously granted for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc. but not in a same session

☑ Part time funding cannot be received on a same session if one is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.

☑ Part Time funding can only be used for one course per academic year

☑ SAAS part time funding academic year starts from Aug to July.

For more information please visit the below link 


To check your eligibility:

Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;


Self Funding

If you do not qualify for SAAS part-time funding, you have the option to self-fund the course.

Fees are payable in advance at the start of the course unless otherwise agreed.

We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.

There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.

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