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.
• 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.
Module 1: A World of Experts and Criminals
Module 2: The Security Cube
Module 3: Cyber Security Threats, Vulnerabilities and Attacks
Module 4: The Art of Protecting Secrets
Module 5: The Art of Ensuring Integrity
Module 6: The Five Nines
Module 7: Protecting a Cyber Security Domain
Module 8: Becoming a Cyber Security Specialist
For detailed course outlines, please request via email.
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.
This course has been arranged in conjunction with the SQA PDA Cyber Resilience at SCQF Level 7. Learners will have an opportunity to earn 32 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.
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 the day and time mentioned above.
2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast to all virtual learners each week on a specified time.
3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).
4.) ELearning: is self-paced, you will be completing the course in your own time and do not have to attend any traditional face to face classes or virtual.
SAAS Part Time Course Funding:
This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only and they do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a student loan. This is different from the full time funding which can be applied by even someone previously granted fulltime funding for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc.
• Please note that you can only use SAAS Part Time funding for one course per academic year.
• SAAS academic year starts from Aug to July.
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:
1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
2. Either employed and earning less than 25k a year or can be unemployed as well
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.
For more information on this, please visit this link:
If any student do not qualify for the SAAS, DWP or SDS funding then they can also self-finance this course, please contact us for the price.
How to Apply For the Course and Its Funding:
Step 1 – Funding Eligibility Self-Assessment (Optional):
Please follow the below link to check your funding eligibility;
Step 2 – Get Registered (Mandatory);
Registration involves completion of application forms.
Book an Appointment:
Please follow the below link to book for in-person (physical) or phone appointment (online) with our course consultant who can guide you about the admission & funding process;
Our appointment hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 03:00 pm..
If you cannot book an appointment and like to apply by Post instead than please let us know and we will send you the forms via email.
Our Contact details:
Phone: 0131 552 55 58 – 552 58 00 (Edinburgh)
Phone: 0141 429 29 22