West Lothian College- Learn to fight Cybercrime and move into Digital

West Lothian College has teamed up with Skills Development Scotland, ScotlandIS and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre to offer the Online National Progression Award in Cyber Security.

Cybercrime – including hacking, bogus emails, malicious software and other computer attacks – is costing the UK more than £190,000 every day. The total number of attacks this year is up by a fifth compared to the annual average since 2016 and there is a national shortage of people with the right skills to fight this growing threat.

This short course, which starts on March 29 and finishes at the end of May, has been funded through the National Digital Start Fund and those offered a place can study free of charge. All those who complete are guaranteed an interview for a digital role, arranged through ScotlandIS, the trade association championing Scotland’s vital digital technologies industry. Eligible applicants should be at least 25 years old and have studied at College or University within the last 12 months.

Daniel Evans, Head of Business Development at West Lothian College said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for those familiar with study to align their skills with an exciting growth area. We are working closely with the leaders in the field to deliver this course and ensure learners have an excellent prospect of gaining ongoing employment. As the course is entirely online we are delighted to be able to offer it to those who meet the criteria no matter where they live in Scotland.”

For further details of the course and information on how to apply visit the West Lothian College website www.west-lothian.ac.uk.

 

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