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A Carer's Journey - Staying Safe Online

Course code: UCZV102P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 11:00

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Sept 2024 - 16th Oct 2024

Course location:


Contact details


01235 555 585

On this course, carers will learn essential strategies and best practices for ensuring the safety and security of their wards in the digital realm.
As technology becomes increasingly integrated into our daily lives, it's crucial for carers to understand the potential risks associated with online activities and how to mitigate them effectively. From protecting personal information to recognizing and responding to online threats, this course equips carers with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the digital landscape safely.

The course is held online using Zoom.Please enrol at least 2 1/2 weeks prior to start date, to avoid disappointment.

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.

Course units
Introduction to Online Safety: Understanding the importance of staying safe online.Overview of common online threats and risks.

Protecting Personal Information: Best practices for safeguarding sensitive information. Tips for creating strong and secure passwords.Exploring privacy settings on social media platforms and other online accounts.

Recognizing Online Threats: Identifying phishing scams and fraudulent websites.Understanding the dangers of malware and viruses.Recognizing signs of cyberbullying and online harassment .

Safe Internet Use: Guidelines for safe browsing habits.Tips for downloading files and software safely.Understanding the risks associated with public Wi-Fi networks.

Social Media Safety: Teaching responsible social media usage.Managing privacy settings on popular social media platforms.Recognizing and addressing cyberbullying on social media.

Digital Footprint Management: Understanding the concept of a digital footprint.Tips for managing and controlling online presence. Exploring the implications of digital footprints on future opportunities.

Online Gaming and Entertainment: Risks associated with online gaming and streaming platforms.Strategies for ensuring safe gaming and entertainment experiences.Monitoring and regulating screen time effectively.

Resources and Support: Accessing resources for further information and support. Connecting with online safety organizations and helplines. Developing a network of support for addressing online safety concerns.

What next?
Enrol on another course that is provided by 'A Carer's Journey' programme.
Entry criteria
This course is provided as part of A Carer's Journey programme that has been developed in partnership with Action for Carers. It is specifically for unpaid carers who are looking after someone who has a long-term illness, special need or impairment.

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 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
There is no fee for this course.

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 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 find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
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.

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.

Learning & method assessment
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, discussion and practical activities. The tutor will offer one-to-one support throughout the course and provide feedback.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be required to measure your progress by completing a RARPA form which represents the Recognising and Recording of your Progress and Achievement.