Internet Safety National Unit

Learn about the importance of internet safety at home and in the workplace.


Why take this course?

This Unit is about the knowledge and skills required to work safely and responsibly online, in the context of activities that are routine and familiar. On completion of this Unit, you will understand the risks of working online and be able to take appropriate precautions to safeguard themselves and others and protect data and computer systems. The contents of this Unit include dealing with unwanted communications, protecting against identity theft, protecting systems against viruses, and other threats. This free-standing Unit is suitable for a wide range of candidates and is particularly appropriate for young people, parents and mature Internet users.

What you will experience

The outcomes covered within this Unit are:

  • Describe the risks that exist when using the Internet.
  • Safeguard self and others when working online.
  • Take precautions to maintain data security and system performance.
  • Adhere to the legal constraints, guidelines and procedures that apply when working online
Student at a computer

Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. No previous knowledge or experience of computers or the Internet is required. However, it would be advantageous if candidates possessed basic IT skills which could be evidenced by having achieved Unit DO1D 10 Information Technology (SCQF level 4) and previous experience of using the Internet.

What you need to know

Next steps



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