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FD Computing Cybersecurity

If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. UCAS Code: D5T7. Institution code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

Click here to view York College’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.


Recent studies have found that almost two-thirds of businesses have a cybersecurity skills gap, while more than half feel they are at risk of attack because of this lack of skills. Forbes magazine suggests that the cybersecurity job market will continue to grow by more than a third each year, into the early 2020’s. So this is definitely the time to start developing your career in this rapidly expanding industry.

Cybersecurity is a much used term, but what does it actually mean? In short it encompasses the technologies, processes and controls designed to protect systems, networks and data from cyber-attacks and unauthorised exploitation. Good cybersecurity involves not only managing the technologies, but the people and the business processes involved with today’s increasingly on-line world of business and commerce.

Entry Requirements

32 UCAS Tariff points. Applicants who have relevant experience and skills will be considered.

Our Approach

The cybersecurity pathway of the Foundation Degree in Digital Technologies will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build a successful career in this exciting and rapidly changing field. The course will cover fundamentals of computer hardware, networking and software systems to the organisational and legal aspects of managing information security, with practical, hands-on experience via our custom designed Security Operations Centre (SOC). You will also hear from industry experts and have the opportunity to get involved with the British Computer Society to develop your professional network.

Course Themes

  • Protecting system networks
  • Analysing data
  • Managing technologies
  • Computer hardware and software systems

Did You Know?

York College is a member of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT) specialising in providing higher-level technical education and training.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Self-management
  • Self-analysis
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Business acumen

Career Progression

Successful completion of the FD Digital Technologies (Cybersecurity) will enable you to continue your development in employment or progress onto a one year BSc (Hons) top-up degree to convert your existing qualification into a full honours degree.


Full time: £7200 (pro-rata for part-time)

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

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