The Higher National Diploma in Computing: Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity provides a programme of study that covers the understanding and practical skills required in the digital forensics, cybersecurity and cyber defence sectors. As the emerging technologies grows, so does the need for highly skilled and well-trained cybersecurity experts.
This course is designed to provide you with a range of skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare you for a career in this evolving industry. As security and privacy issues are becoming increasing threats and you'll be on the front-line ready to deal with a wide range of risks and challenges. This course will prepare you to research and improve your skillset.
Gloucestershire College offers you an expert tutorial system, providing support to develop your professional and personal educational abilities. Also, the necessary qualities and attitudes required to attend to and adapt with the demands of this growing cybersecurity market.
- Computing Research Project and Networking (Core)
- Business Intelligence (Core)
- Cryptography (Security Pathway)
- Forensics (Security Pathway)
- Information Security Management (Security Pathway)
And 2 optional from:
- Network Security
- Internet of Things
- Cloud Computing
- Emerging Technologies
(This list is not exhaustive)
The exact combination of units delivered can be discussed with students during the application sta
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Cheltenham Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
Mature students (over 21) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Any mature applicants that do not meet the UCAS point requirement will be assessed in terms of appropriate experience, knowledge, or industry-based qualifications. We will consider prior learning, life experience and/or work experience but also explore alternative options with you to set you on your path to your goal.
English language requirements
If you don't have a qualification in English we can accept your BKSB results (providing you score high enough) as a qualification in English.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,700||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,700||Year 1|
Additional fee information
If you need information about a loan for your fees and other related information, try The Student Loan Company www.slc.co.uk/services/higher-education.aspx Fees quoted on Gloscol website page are per year of study. Fees are subject to change.