Intro to the course:
Scotland in the 21st century is a nation striving to be more successful by providing opportunities for all through sustainable economic growth. In the context of the current economic situation facing Scotland, the UK and the wider world these are challenging aims. However, there are signs that Scotland is well positioned to achieve its strategic objectives through equipping its workforce with a ‘can do’ enterprising attitude, transferable skills and a willingness to succeed. As Scotland now competes on a global stage, the ability to adapt and be dynamic are key strengths that are required of the workforce. This qualification will enable you to identify and develop enterprising ideas and engage in entrepreneurial activity, strengthening the nation’s ability to grow its economy sustainably and to attract foreign investment.
Combining the Business and Enterprise Group Award with the National Progression Award in Business and Marketing, and IT will provide a broad range of skills for today's modern business. Information technology is vital in business and throughout the course you will develop problem solving and IT skills to enable you to be more confident in the use of software applications packages whilst developing an awareness of issues facing organisations today,
Data Security and digital literacy are part of Scotland's Digital strategy, this course will provide a foundation knowledge to give you skills in data security, digital forensics and ethical hacking giving you a skills pipeline into the cyber security industry.
This will raise awareness of cyber security and fill the current skills gap in this field. It will encourage you to improve your cyber hygiene and enable you to identify security weakness safely, legally and ethically. This will also help you to contribute more safely to virtual communities, essential for business today.