Becoming confident in digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, Internet and smartphone (entry 2 - Level 1)

Course Dates: 05/10/21 - 30/11/21
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
The recent scandals involving Facebook, stolen data, targeted advertising and manipulation have revealed the importance of digital security and making sure that your activity on-line and on the phone remain private. Yet most of us take very few precautions and have very little understanding of how easily accessible and unsecure our digital activity is. This course will show you how to take your digital security as seriously as you protect your own home. You will learn how to use key security features and resources, understand important jargon and discover which apps are the better than others at keeping your data private.
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
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Course Code: YCEC01

Full Tue, day, 05 Oct - 30 Nov '21

Duration: 8 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will give you an overview of how to stay safe while on your computer or on your smartphone, ensuring you protect your data and understand how others might be using or accessing it. We will focus on some key jargon and terminology e.g. cookies, cache, how to follow terms of agreement, clear your searches effectively, browse securely and use private browsing, back up your data and smartphone, update your apps, use anti-virus software and firewalls, and the rules for using the internet safely.

What will we cover?

• key jargon and terminology e.g. cookies, cache, and how to follow terms of agreement,
• clearing your searches effectively
• browsing securely and using private browsing
• backing up your data and smartphone
• updating your apps and identifying those apps which offer you the most protection e.g. though the most secure encrypting
• using anti-virus software and firewalls
• rules for using the internet safely.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

do most or all of the following:
• use key jargon and terminology e.g. cookies, cache, and follow terms of agreement,
• clear your searches effectively
• browse securely and use private browsing
• back up your data and smartphone
• update your apps and identify those apps which offer you the most protection e.g. though the most secure encrypting
• use anti-virus software and firewalls
• follow rules for using the Internet safely.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

To find out your level of skills, you will need to complete the initial assessment & the interview before enrolling. To book the assessment & the interview, please contact: e-mail: universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk; phone (sms): 07307 810118; phone (voice): 02074922511.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor that is fluent in British Sign Language. Teaching will be in a supportive group setting, which involves pair and small group work. The interactive whiteboard and google classroom will also help your learning. Handouts and worksheets will allow you to build up a folder of work. You will be given homework on a regular basis and an opportunity for one to one tutorials with your tutor to discuss any individual learning needs that you have.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a folder, pens, paper and your smart phone.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

In order to complete this course successfully, you will be asked to do different tasks and tests. Also, your attendance and punctuality is expected to be at 85% or above. At the end of this course, your tutor will review your overall learning progress including your attendance/punctuality and will advise you on what courses you can do next.

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