CPD Award Introduction to Cyber Security commencing September 2021

Due to the very successful initial delivery of our CPD award for teachers Introduction to Cyber Security we have a limited number of funded places available for our September delivery. The Degree Module: Introduction to Cyber Security will be delivered remotely from Inverness College UHI.

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This module will develop knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills related to teaching cybersecurity and configuring an environment suitable for cybersecurity education. It will develop a deeper understanding of cybersecurity and cyber resilience and the relationship between these two areas of security. The module will cover the following areas:

•          Virtual Environments

•          Client operating systems

•          Vulnerable operating systems

•          Ethical Hacking Operating Systems & Tools

•          Virtual Networks

•          Virtual Environment security

•          Cyber Resilience Models and key activities (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover)


Entry requirements: Qualified primary or secondary school teacher, you must be employed full-time or part-time within an educational setting.

Start Date: September 2021

Duration: one 14-week semester

Mode of delivery: Online through our virtual learning environment, recorded lectures, online discussion boards and structured reading lists. This allows you to access course materials and take part in online discussion at a time to suit your individual circumstances.

Assessment: The module will be assessed by an individual task, practical activities, and a research report.

Cost: Initial cohort of students sponsored by Education Scotland and Scottish Government.

Next steps:

  • CPD award in Computing Studies for Teachers
  • Professional Development for Teachers – Additional Teaching Qualification in Computing Studies


Contact: Programme leader – Gordon Macpherson:

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