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Level 1 Keeping Self Safe Online

Course Overview

Online safety is all about managing the risk; it’s about being aware of the possible threats that online activity can bring, and how to deal with them.

Cybercriminals can use special software to eavesdrop on your wifi connection, and just like that - they might get your passwords, personal information and much more. This is just one example of how internet users can make themselves potentially vulnerable online in everyday life.

The course will provide a general understanding and in-depth knowledge of how learners can protect themselves and respond to data breaches, online threats and risks. Explore the dangers of malware, phishing, spear phishing, spam and hacking. The course will also explore the consequences of posting online and using social media platforms. Learners should be able to understand why online safety is important to home users, workplaces and society as a whole.

Key Information

Course Length
10 hours

Course Level
Level 1

Awarding Body
Skills and Education Group

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Automatic enrolment with an immediate start
  • Gain an accredited level 1 qualification.
  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • No hidden costs

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Keeping self safe online

Section 1: Understand the different online threats and risks

Upon completion of this section, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the possible effects of online threats
  • Explore the dangers of phishing, spear phishing, malware, spam and hacking
  • Respond to and reporting threats and security breaches at home.

Section 2: Know how to protect self online

Upon completion of this section, learners will be able to:

  • Identify ways to protect your online identity
  • Understand the consequences of posting online, social media and living online
  • Develop awareness of social media scams and trolling.

Section 3: Know how to protect computers from online threats.

Upon completion of this section, learners will be able to:

  • Understand common ways to protect you computer
  • Identify the importance of secure websites and connections
  • Develop awareness around safely connecting to the internet at home.

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