CISCO IT Essentials
(Cyber Security)

SCQF Level 5

Learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot mobile devices, identify common security threats like phishing and spoofing, alongside developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, using real equipment.

  • Courses will be delivered via time-tabled online classes, using MS Teams, supported with online learning resources in the College's Virtual Learning Environment.
D&G College Library

Entry Requirements

Digital Start Fund eligibility criteria are listed below but other funding options may be available – please enquire.

Digital Start Fund eligibility criteria:

  1. You must be at least over the age of 16;
  2. You must be in receipt of either Universal Credit or another income related benefit; OR
  3. You are facing two or more barriers or disadvantages indicated below. you must indicate at least one barrier listed in group a. and one listed in group b.:


  • Living in a jobless household
  • Living in a jobless household with dependent children
  • Low income employed


  • Above 54 years of age
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • At risk of becoming Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)
  • Criminal Conviction
  • Disability
  • From Employment Deprived Area
  • From Remote Rural Area
  • Homeless or affected by housing exclusion
  • Living in a single adult household with dependent children
  • Long Term Physical Illness
  • Long Term Unemployment
  • Looked after young person
  • Material Deprivation
  • Mental health issues
  • Migrants (people with a foreign background, minorities (including marginalised communities such as the Roma)
  • No or limited work experience
  • Primary carer of a child/children (under 18) or adult
  • Primary carer of an older person
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions

Course Timetable

Up to 12 weeks

Course is delivered online: each candidate decides how many days and hours a week to spend on each chapter.

Tutor support: the course tutor is a member of the Dumfries & Galloway College lecturing team and will be available throughout the course, full induction will be given once you have been enrolled successfully.


end-of-course assessment to take place in college

What you Need...

You must have access to your own computer and wi-fi facilities to access this course


you may progress to computing SCQF Level 6

Course Provider Contact Details
SCQF Level 5