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CYBER SECURITY CLPL UHI

Introduction to Cyber Security – UHI

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: gordon.macpherson.ic@uhi.ac.uk

ethical hacking clpl at abertay

Ethical Hacking Module for Teachers – Abertay University

Education Scotland recently awarded funding to Abertay University to develop an online module that will support secondary school computing teachers to deliver the ethical hacking unit of the National Progression Award (NPA) in cyber security. The NPA in cyber security provides senior phase pupils with knowledge and skills in digital forensics and ethical hacking – preparing learners for further studies and future employment in this area.

Abertay University provided 40 secondary school computing teachers across Scotland with specialised knowledge on ethical hacking to boost their confidence in delivering this relatively new subject. All secondary school computing teachers in Scotland currently delivering the NPA in cyber security were invited to sign up for this online module, with the 40 available places quickly filled. Teachers accessedd the course through Abertay’s online virtual learning environment, in addition to benefitting from a virtual lab where practical work could be conducted in a safe and secure space.

It is hoped the module will help increase the number of schools delivering the NPA in cyber security in the future.

 

Gayle Gorman, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Chief Executive of Education Scotland said:

‘We are delighted to award funding to Abertay University for this project. The University’s specialist knowledge of cyber security will help to support teachers with providing the very best for our young people. The NPA in cyber security equips young people with the vital cyber skills and knowledge they need to take advantage of the opportunities that exist within the sector.

‘Cyber Scotland Week also provides a good opportunity to underline the importance of cyber resilience and internet safety for young people all year round. Education Scotland’s digital officers provide a range of professional development opportunities to help practitioners explore how they can support young people from the early level to navigate their online life, the risks they may face, and how to overcome these and develop resilience. We will continue to work to ensure that we are providing the support practitioners need to complement the work they are already doing locally.’

 

Dr Natalie Coull, Head of Abertay University’s Division of Cybersecurity said:

‘Embedding strong cybersecurity practises in our schools is absolutely essential and we are delighted to be developing this online module, which will empower teachers to deliver in this area and open up a gateway to the industry for students.

‘Abertay supplies the cybersecurity graduate talent pipeline to Scotland’s businesses, and educational partnerships like this are hugely important to the future success of the sector.’

 

Abertay is leading the £18m cyberQuarter project and was recently confirmed as Scotland’s first University to gain gold-level Academic Centre of Excellence recognition from the National Cyber Security Centre – part of GCHQ.

To study cybersecurity at Abertay visit their programmes pages.

 

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ADDITIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATION UHI

Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies at UHI

The Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies is aimed at secondary teachers in Scotland who want to gain the university credits required to register to teach Computing Studies as a second subject.

This course provides the knowledge and skills to teach Computing Studies at all curricular levels. Working, learning and collaborating with a group of fellow teaching professionals provides a great opportunity to share experience and develop an ongoing support network. You will be mentored by current computer studies teachers. Although the focus of the course will be on computing skills, you will be encouraged to explore teaching methodologies and to develop and share learning activities, resources and ideas to put these into practice.

 

Special features

  • The course is delivered online so you can fit your study around your personal and professional commitments
  • Online discussion boards allow interaction with fellow students, tutors and 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

 

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