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HND Digital Technologies (Cyber Security)

This course is a Higher Technical Qualification

This programme is meticulously designed by industry to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to protect digital infrastructures, understand complex networking environments, and safeguard critical information in an increasingly connected world. 

This course covers a wide range of modules, including Business Intelligence and Applied Cryptography in the Cloud. In Business Intelligence, you’ll learn how to transform raw data into meaningful insights, driving strategic decision-making in any business environment. The Applied Cryptography module will immerse you in the fascinating world of cloud security, training you how to encrypt and decrypt data, ensuring secure communication in the cloud. 

Whether you’re looking to embark upon a new career or advance in your current one, our HND Digital Technologies (Cyber Security) course offers a unique blend of theory and practical application, preparing you for a success in the dynamic field of cyber security.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year FT, 2 Years PT

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body


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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Level 5- Year 1

Business Intelligence

Internet of Things

Emerging Technologies

Applied Security in the Cloud

Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

Information Security Management in the Cloud

Digital Sustainability

Pitching and Negotiating Skills

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

The primary way of delivering this programme is in-person, on campus. This includes interactive lectures, workshops, practical sessions and independent study. Some elements of this programme may also be delivered online

Level 4 qualification in digital technologies or equivalent.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

Those who do not have a GCSE in math and English will be required to undertake a pre-entry assessment to ensure suitability for the programme.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have acquired skills that enable you to consider career paths as a Software Developer, Solutions Architect, Test Analyst, Data Analyst, Network Engineer or technician or a Systems Technician.

Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto a Top up degree to achieve a full Level 6 BSc.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£7940.00 FT, £3970.00 PT PA

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition, and assessment).

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may wish to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: I993
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125

Apply direct to UCNL if we are your only option