Using Technology: Staying Legal and Safe Online SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

Students will learn about how to protect themselves online from the likes of phishing emails, retail data hacks and identity theft.  They will understand how criminals use social engineering to trick individuals into disclosing personal data. They will also explore our current Data Protection laws and how legitimate companies are regulated in their processing of our private information.

Special features:

  • the course is custom-built on our Brightspace VLE platform, meaning you can learn at the time, pace and place that suits you best
  • help you identify scams and threats that are a serious threat to your bank balance!
  • grow in your understanding of what Data Protection means and why it matters?

All businesses and employers are threatened by cyber-criminals who will exploit any weakness in an organisation.  They need everyone to be clued-up about, for example, how to spot a dodgy email because if one worker’s account is compromised hackers can much more easily gain access to everyone else. Studying this short course will prepare you for the world of work.

Entry requirements


  • An introduction to GDPR and why it matters
  • Data Protection: key points
  • Staying safe online: spotting scams
  • How can I protect myself online?
  • How can I spot “deepfakes” and disinformation online?


Laptop, computer, tablet, microphone, webcam

How will I study my course?


    How long will my course last?

    2 Weeks

    5 hours a week

    Where can I study my course?

      Start date

      March 2022


      The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

      What can I do on completion of my course?

      This module will help build your confidence and prepare you for studying a Level 4 or 5 full-time course.  
      The soft skills you learn would be valuable for any business or organisation as everyone is threatened by the increasing numbers of scams.

      Is there more information available online?

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