FREE COURSES - Skill Up - Flexible Skill Fund
Cyber security is the name for the safeguards taken to avoid or reduce any disruption from an attack on data, computers or mobile devices. Cyber security covers not only safeguarding confidentiality and privacy, but also the availability and integrity of data, both of which are vital for the quality and safety of care.
Cyber security is a constantly changing area and sometimes can seem quite confusing. However, there are many effective and relatively simple steps that can be taken to protect information and protect you and your organisation. Taking some simple actions and practising safe behaviours will reduce online threats.
Eligibility for this course includes:
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course.
- Applicants must be eligible to work in Northern Ireland.
- Applicants must be ‘settled’ in Northern Ireland, and have been a resident in the UK for at least three years OR is a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.
- Candidates are only permitted to complete a maximum of 2 free courses at a time.
This introduction to cyber security course covers three principal areas:
- Risks to security and how these may be prevented.
- How to perform cyber security precautions on devices.
- How to manage own personal and organisational information online.
This course is FREE to individuals through the Skill UP Flexible Skills Programme. The Flexible Skills Fund has been established to help upskill and reskill individuals to meet the needs of the economy as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to grow the Economy beyond it.
Successful students can progress onto the Level 4 Cyber Security course.
HOW TO APPLY
All full-time courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application.
If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.
028 3839 7832
IMPORTANT COURSE & DELIVERY STATEMENT
In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.
In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.
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