Diploma for Information Security Professionals (Modern Apprenticeship) SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The information Security Modern Apprenticeship is 12 -24 month programme at SCQF level 6 for candidates already in employment. The registration and certification of this qualification is through the awarding body Instructus.

Information and cyber security is an important sector in the modern world. IT security is a business survival issue for companies and organisations across every sector and employers of IT professionals highlight information security and data protection as a critical priority.

This qualification enables the learner to demonstrate both underpinning knowledge and performance evidence of competence.


    Entry requirements

    It is recommended that candidates should have Scottish National Grades 5 (or equivalent) in English and Maths. Experience gained during work placements whilst at school or at out of school clubs in relevant subjects will be useful.

    The programme comprises of an SVQ 2 and Core Skills units.

    How will I study my course?

    • Part Time
    • Work based

    The programme is delivered in partnership with the student, employer and training provider. The SVQ2 will be delivered in the workplace and supported by college assessors.

    How long will my course last?

    2 Year

    12-24 month programme

    Where can I study my course?

      • Inverness Campus
      • Work Based

    Start date

    01 March 2021


    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    The Diplomas for Information Security Professionals at SCQF level 6 could provide progression to employment in a range of areas such as:

    • network security
    • secure systems development
    • information assurance
    • penetration testing

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    Applications and further course information can be found here: MA Courses - Modern Apprenticeship: Diploma for Information Security Professionals SCQF 6 (uhi.ac.uk)

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.