NPA Cyber Security
All Ayrshire schools
This is a course for school pupils
Tuesday and Thursday 2 pm – 4 pm
Monday and Wednesday 2pm - 4pm
From 10 Jun 2019
Cyber security is the technologies, processes and controls that are designed to protect systems, networks and data from cyber-attacks. It is one of the fastest evolving areas within business and government today, as online systems and networks are the foundations of the digitally-enabled economy.
Employment in Cyber Security is expected to continuously grow as people, companies and economies rely more on digital technology.
You can choose a NPA Cyber Security as one of your school subject choices. You will be required to spend two afternoons per week at College.
The National Units within the National Progression Award are designed to incorporate the three main areas of cyber security. These are:
A key rationale for the award is to provide a skills pipeline into the industry. It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in this award within schools and this will increase the awareness of the knowledge, skills and job opportunities required by the cyber security industry.
By doing this, it is hoped that some learners will progress from this award onto further studies in this area and, ultimately, into a career in cyber security. This award is part of the first suite of school-based national qualifications in cyber security to be developed in the EU. There is currently provision at university level in several countries (including Scotland) but, to date, nothing designed for delivery in the school sector.
For a place on this course, you’ll need:
The 3 units in the National Progression Award are assessed in college using a holistic approach to generating evidence of knowledge & understanding and practical abilities.
This will involve a mixture of case studies, reports, presentations, tests and practical assignments.
Successful completion of the course may allow you to progress to:
Partly depending on your other qualifications.