Keeping Safe - Financial Fraud, Identity Theft & Cybercrime
Digital & IT
Adult Further Education
What is the course about?
This online short course is part of Warrington & Vale Royal College’s professional development suite. This course supports individuals and employees to recognise the risks of fraud, scams, and identity theft.
Why should I choose the course?
This course is universally important and valuable, regardless of what industry and level of profession you are working in. Having an insight into the risks of fraud, scams, and identity theft can also give you access to a wide variety of career options.
This course will support you to:
- Identify ways to stay safe online and protect yourself from the most common types of fraud, scams, and identity theft
- Understand your digital footprint and why putting too much information online can increase your security risk
- Understand where to go for support and advice should you be worried that you have been a victim of fraud, scams, or identity theft.
This course is completed remotely. The necessary information and materials will be set up through an online platform. You will be given six weeks to work through the modules in your own time
What will I learn?
On the course you will be introduced to units including:
- Cyber crime
- Social engineering
- Phishing and smishing
- Online scams
- Money mules
What will the course lead on to?
This course can lead on to a range of business and management courses offered at the college, allowing you to expand your skills further.
Are there any links with industry and university?
The skills and knowledge acquired on this course are transferrable to a wide range of career and educational opportunities.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/
Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/
Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Studying at the college means you will have access to a range of flexible learning opportunities. Professional qualifications are delivered within our specialist Business School and are supported through digital virtual learning environments and digital learning tools. Our teachers are highly experienced and skilled in their specialist professional sectors and enhance the courses they teach on with their excellent industry links.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you are expected to have an enthusiasm and interest in the area and in professional skill development.
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