NPA Courses Professional Development Awards / CPD
NPA Cyber Security @ SCQF Level 6


Introduction to the Award:

This course has been arranged in conjunction with the SQA, NPA Cyber Security at SCQF Level 6. Learners will have an opportunity to earn 18 SCQF credit points & received a certificate from Scottish Qualification Authority if successfully passed all relevant SQA unit exams.

Course Introduction:

The Introduction to Cybersecurity Essentials 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. If you are interested in establishing career in IT, Cyber Security & 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.

Learners would benefit in gaining the knowledge that includes SQA units/modules data security, digital forensic and ethical hacking. This course is highly visual, dynamic, and interactive, and engaging. This course prepares learners with crucial skills to be responsible citizen in a digital future as well as preparing them for a future job role.


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

  • This course sits at SCQF level 6 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 assess their existing knowledge.

Course Objectives:

Learners will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • The need for Cyber Security
  • Attacks, Concepts and Techniques
  • Protecting your Data and Privacy
  • Protecting the Organization
  • Will your future be in Cybersecurity?

What you’ll learn?

  • 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

SQA Framework:

The SQA units are as follows:

Mandatory (M)  












M H9E2 46 Data Security 1 6 6
M H9J0 46 Digital Forensics 1 6 6
M H9HY 46 Ethical Hacking 1 6 6
Total SCQF Credits Awarded 18


Vendors & SQA Certification/Exam & Recommended Training

Vendors Exam:

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
Cisco (Badge) Introduction to Cyber Security

SQA Exam:

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
  1. Data Security
  2. Digital Forensics
  3. Ethical Hacking

Hands-on experience:

This course practical/lab helps in developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills by using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

Modes of Course Delivery & Attendance:

ITPT is currently providing different method of learning opportunities to our learners. We have made available diverse and flexible learning methods to accommodate a wider variety of learners.

Modes of Course Delivery Modes of Attendance
  1. Distance/Online only
  1. Fast track & Slow track
Currently there is no in person classes are held at the Centre

Progression Routes:

  • PDA Cyber Security @ SCQF level 7
  • HNC Cyber Security

Target Audience:

This course is 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

Course Fee:

Currently there is no dedicated funding are in place for this course, please contact us at info@itpt.co.uk or phone at the following numbers to find out the fee;


Edinburgh: 0131 552 5558 / 0131 552 5558

Glasgow: 0141 429 2922

    (Which training centre you looking for admission – Edinburgh or Glasgow)

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