Cybersecurity Governance and Policy Pathway

This NEW Cybersecurity Governance and Policy course is delivered in partnership by Abertay University and provides students with an understanding of the challenges and complexities within cyberspace. Students will explore various aspects of cyber security, from both technical and non-technical threats through to offensive, defensive and resilience approaches to cyber defence. Upon completion of this module, you (the student) will be able:

  1. To determine the challenges to cyberspace.
  2. To critically evaluate vulnerabilities, threats to cyberspace, and developing solutions and countermeasures.
  3. To formulate policy-based solutions and processes, involving both technology and human factors to develop and continually improve cyber security

Over the course of seven weeks, students will explore topics such as cyber crime, cyber warfare, cyber weapons, defensive strategies, and the role of technology and people in cyber security. By the end of the course, students will not only have a solid grasp of cyber security fundamentals but also be capable of formulating informed policy solutions to address contemporary cyber security challenges.  Our online learning platform offers a dynamic study environment, with tutor-led sessions for additional support.

Our Pathways programme is tailored for members of the Armed Forces community, providing accessible, remote learning opportunities. With no costs to learners, our courses offer a valuable pathway to professional development and certification.

Join us for our upcoming course dates in 2024. Apply now to secure your place and take the first step towards a new career on Cybersecurity.

Find out more and apply here.

We're delighted to partner with Abertay University in the provision of this Cybersecurity Governance and Policy Pathway course.

The course is designed to help people with military security training and experience develop their understanding of this growing and increasingly important part of the digital and cyber landscape.

This 'pathway to employment' programme is designed to provide members of the Armed Forces community (serving personnel, former members of the Armed Forces, and spouses) with access to training in the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, their history and key concepts, as well as their practical application to real-world problems.

It's a 3 stage process:

  1. Application and selection; completion of pre-course training (no knowledge required)
  2. Cybersecurity Governance and Policy Pathway course (20-25 hours per week of study or practical time)
  3. Work Placement or Employment (where appropriate)

If you're a competent IT user, willing to learn and have an interest in Python coding, the future of computing and our interactions with increasingly complex computer systems, then this is for you. And it's FREE - no need to use up ELC or IRTC grants and no course fees.

There will be a number of Cyber Risk Governance and Policy Courses run throughout 2024/2025 by Abertay University and we encourage you to register your interest below as spaces are limited. 

Register your interest for our next course here >>


What is Click Start?

This free, digital course is part of the new nationwide Click Start training programme developed by the Institute of Coding (IoC), a national consortium of industry, educators and outreach providers. Click Start is funded by Nominet, the public benefit company that operates and protects UK Internet infrastructure and uses its funds to support projects that promote digital inclusion.

The programme, which launched in 2023, helps to tackle the UK’s digital skills gap by offering skills and training to more than 26,500 learners across the country who may not have previously had opportunities.  Shape

About Nominet 

Nominet is a public benefit company, driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online.  For 25 years, Nominet has, developing an expertise in the Domain Name System (DNS) that now underpins sophisticated threat monitoring, detection, prevention, and analytics that is used by governments to mitigate cyber threats. Our social impact programme provides funding, support, and opportunities to help tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people in the UK today. 

About the Institute of Coding 

The Institute of Coding (IoC), led by the University of Bath, is a collaborative national consortium of industry, educators and outreach providers that are working together to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap through the delivery of employer-led digital skills education. Through this collaborative approach, IoC partners have created more than 150 new courses that have engaged over 900,000 diverse learners to date.  

SaluteMyJob are proud to have partnered with IBM for nearly 10 years to help tackle the UK's digital skills gap.

IBM SkillsBuild is a free education programme focused on underrepresented communities in tech, that helps adult learners, high school, college and university students plus educators, develop valuable new skills and access career opportunities. This global programme includes an online platform that is complemented by customised practical learning experiences delivered in collaboration with a global network of partners. In the UK, SaluteMyJob is an IBM SkillsBuild partner and all SaluteMyJob learners have free access to IBM SkillsBuild.

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