Introduction to Cyber Security CPD Award
What is special about this course?
This module is aimed at qualified primary and secondary teachers who wish to develop the knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills related to teaching basic cyber security, and are configuring an environment suitable for cyber security education. The module will help develop an understanding of cyber security and cyber resilience, as well as the relationship between these two areas of security.
- The course is delivered online so you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
- Online discussion boards allow interaction with fellow students and tutors, as well as peer-review submitted work
- Induction and tutorials are facilitated through webinars and other online software
- Course materials and assignments are designed to allow you to develop a range of teaching materials and objects that can be shared with fellow students and used in the classroom
- You will be part of an ongoing peer group of students that support each other and keep learning materials current, to allow school pupils the most up-to-date experience and information in Computing Studies
Applicants must be:
- GTCS registered teachers
- qualified primary or secondary school teachers
- employed full-time or part-time within an educational setting.
- qualified to SCQF 10 or above
You will study the Introduction to Cyber Security module.
You will learn about:
- Client operating systems
- Cyber resilience models and key activities (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover)
- Ethical hacking operating systems and tools
- Virtual environment security
- Virtual environments
- Virtual networks
- Vulnerable operating systems
How will I study my course?
- You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
- Part-time (structured)
- You will study through a combination of video conference lectures and tutorials, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors. You will also participate in scheduled tutor-led activities and discussions, facilitated through virtual classroom technology.
How long will my course last?
Part-time (structured): 1 semester @ 20 hours per week (a semester is approximately 14 weeks)
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
Where can I study my course?
- Inverness College UHI
This course is fully online. You will be enrolled and receive support from tutors at Inverness College UHI.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Year 1: Part-time, two 20 credit modules||£430||£430|
|Year 2: Part-time, two 20 credit modules||£430||£430|
Note: The Scottish Government set this fee which has not yet been confirmed for 2021-22 so may be subject to change.
Rest of UK students
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Year 1: Part-time, two 20 credit modules||£2,240||£2,305|
|Year 2: Part-time, two 20 credit modules||£2,240||£2,305|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
This course is not available for international students, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled status in the UK, requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study here. For students living in the UK and assessed as international for fee status, the following fees will apply:
|Year 1: Part-time, two 20 credit modules||£2,340||£3,615|
|Year 2: Part-time, two 20 credit modules||£2,340||£3,615|
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.
Candidates will need access to a computer in order to carry out their coursework, and broadband access to allow interaction with the learning materials on the VLE. Existing UHI LIS advice on minimum computer specifications and broadband speeds should be followed and, wherever possible, be exceeded.
What can I do on completion of my course?
It is expected that applicants are already qualified primary or secondary school teachers, who are employed full-time or part-time within an educational setting. On completion of this course, you will be able to deliver the basic Cyber security curriculum and supporting practical activities.
Can I progress into further study?
Depending on your job role and interest, you may wish to progress from CPD Award Introduction to Cyber Security to the following courses:
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
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