The Deep Web, the Dark Web and Keeping Your Digital Footprint Safe (online)

Course code: WCZS001P

Subject area: Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

2:00pm - 4:00pm


21st Apr 2021 - 26th May 2021


Contact details

01235 555 585

Have you ever wanted to find out about the Deep Web and the Dark Web but didn’t know where to start or were afraid to? Or perhaps you are afraid of being scammed because you’ve had a bad experience already. Come along and join in this fun course, where we explore beyond the world of Google and along the way you can ask all those questions you always wanted to know the answers to but didn’t want to feel silly asking. There’s no such thing as a silly question on this course and your curiosity is fuel for our adventure. You will also equip yourself with the knowledge needed to protect you from scammers, phishing attacks, and learn how to protect and look after your digital footprint.

What is the deep web? What is the dark web? Identity Theft – understanding why you should care about this Preventing yourself from being scammed How to use public wi-fi safely How to date online safely Understanding the jargon e.g. Phishing, Bad Actor, CIA Triad

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

This course can fire your enthusiasm to find out more about cyber security and progress onto a more advanced course in this subject area.
This course is aimed at beginners. You need to be able to use the computer mouse so that you can click onto different websites.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
The cost of the course is £58.80

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £58.50
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £58.50

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £35.10
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £35.10

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
There is no formal assessment. However, you are encouraged to track your progress throughout the course through completing the tasks set in each session that will provide you with practical skills as well as increased knowledge.