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Computing

Access to Cyber (Computer Networking and Infrastructure)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

If you are looking to pursue a career in Networking infrastructure or Cyber security, then this course is your starting place.


Networking and Cyber cover a broad range of skills and this course covers the fundamentals of how computers work, how networks operate and are managed a well as teaching you fundamental coding skills in Python.


You will be taught by industry-experienced College lecturers and learn a diverse range of skills, all of which are geared to give you the right jumping off point for a move in to Cyber Security, or Networking infrastructure. The course will give you your first industry recognised CISCO qualification. CISCO is the worlds leading Tech infrastructure company, and we embed their qualifications throughout our Tech courses so you can show employers you have obtained the highest standard of proficiency in your subject at each level.
 

What you will learn

  • Computer Networking (CISCO)
  • Computer Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Programming (Coding)
  • Fundamental computing applications you will need when you study at higher levels.

Placement information

 

 

How the course is assessed

  • Through Practical Activities, tests and quizes

Number of days per week

  • 4 days per week

Entry requirements

  • For school leavers: 4 x National 4 qualifications;  C grade passes or equivalent, preferably including Computing and maths.
  • You will need to have the equivalent of national 4 level mathematics, if you don't have this formal qualification, this can be assessed from the screening activity at interview.
  • For college learners: Progression from successful completion of a relevant Edinburgh College course
  • For everyone else: All enquiries are welcome regardless of qualifications. Edinburgh College computing staff make use of a screening activity and or an interview to assess where you can start or progress in your computing career and find the right course for you

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • We administer a screening activity to applicants to help asses your skill areas, we also interview candidates where applicable.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NPA Cyber Security and Networking 

However, As the course is project driven and projects can be created to a high standard, there is an opportunity for learners to have their work assessed for HND study. Please note those moving to HND will need to complete a summer course of self-study materials prior to being offered a place.
 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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