Free (funded by SAAS) Cyber Security Essentials (Cisco) Course in Edinburgh

Free (funded by SAAS) Cyber Security Essentials (Cisco) Course in Edinburgh

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IT Professional Training (ITPT)

62 West Harbour Road



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IT Professional Training are offering you the chance to join the free (fully funded by SAAS) Cyber Security Essentials (Cisco) Course.

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*Please note that you must be a resident in Scotland to join this course and use SAAS part-time funding. More information on this below.*

IT Professional Training are offering you the chance to join this free (fully funded by SAAS) Cyber Security Essentials (Cisco) Course in Edinburgh.

This part-time, tutor led course is free for people who qualify for SAAS part-time funding grant. 

For SAAS funding eligibility:

1. You have to be a resident of Scotland

2. Either employed and earning less than 25k a year or can be unemployed as well

3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.

Please note that you can also attend this course as a virtual student/ blended learning or a eLearning / self paced student. If you would like more information on the different modes of learning that we have then please contact.


The Introduction to Cybersecurity course stresses the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

Cybersecurity Essentials course covers foundation knowledge and essentials skills in all security domains in the cyber world to tackle cyber-crime such as information security, systems security, network security mobile security, physical security, ethics and laws, related technologies, defence and mitigation techniques use in protecting businesses. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.


 No prerequisite required to join this course, just ease of commuting use is recommended.

 It will be an advantage to have a basic networking knowledge but not essential

 This course sits at SCQF level 7 so it is available for beginners.

 Any combination of National 4's of which one should be in Maths, if you are a school leaver

 We also consider applications on individual’s qualifications/work experience and personal statement basis. If necessary we ask applicants to sit an aptitude test to judge their existing knowledge.

Course Outline:

Module 1: A World of Experts and Criminals

Module 2: The Security Cube

Module 3: Cyber Security Threats, Vulnerabilities and Attacks

Module 4: The Art of Protecting Secrets

Module 5: The Art of Ensuring Integrity

Module 6: The Five Nines

Module 7: Protecting a Cyber Security Domain

Module 8: Becoming a Cyber Security Specialist

Course Schedule :

Start Date : Sunday 2nd October 2022

Day : Every Sunday for 16 to 18 weeks

Time : 9:00am to 12:30pm.

Modes of Learning Available:

You have the option of undertaking this course via following learning modes:

1.) Face to Face Classroom based Learning: You will attend the class each week on the day and time mentioned above.

2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast to all virtual learners each week on a specified time.

3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).

Ticket Description:

This ticket logs your interest to join this course. To study this course free, ITPT requires all interested students to complete SAAS PTFG application and ITPT course registration form.

Note: This course is fully funded by SAAS part-time funding and only eligible students will be able to join this course for free, please see below for the eligibility. If you are not eligible to get the SAAS part-time funding please contact us to discuss other options.

To check your eligibility click on this link( Check your eligibility ). To request for application forms contact us( ) and write your message mentioning the Eventbrite's event.


Course Enrolment: You can complete a course consultation appointment at our office or we can send you the forms to complete via email. Due to the current restrictions in Scotland, we are only sending the forms via email.



Phone: 0131 552 5558

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