We have created four short courses to help you up-skill in data, on the topics of data protection, data detox, and cyber security.
Data Power Ups are micro training courses which are available to do online which you can complete in your own time. The courses are part of the Data Skills for Work programme.
These are free for people living in Scotland. You need to identify as being part of one of the following groups:
Feel like you’re sharing too much data? We’ll show you how to take back control of your digital privacy – but without having to give up your smartphone.
Have you let yourself install too many apps, clicked “I agree” too many times, or generally feel like you’ve made too many accounts? Take action and data detox your phone
Nowadays our computers, phones, and tablets are filled with personal data – but how can we keep that sensitive information out of the wrong hands? Learn the most important steps to take to protect the data you hold.
Has your personal data been accessed by cyber criminals? And what can you do about it? You’ll also learn about social engineering, the way cyber criminals try to trick you and steal your information.
This course is created by Digital Skills Education. It is fully-funded for learners in Scotland thanks to Data Skills for Work. The Data Skills for Work programme is led by The Data Lab and is part of the Data Skills Gateway, part of the Data Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative at the University of Edinburgh.