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The qualification shaping the future of e-safety teaching in schools

The BCS e-safety qualification, is designed to give learners the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves online.

This qualification will benefit all learners by giving them greater confidence in using the internet safely and it is especially suitable for delivery in schools at key stage 3 and 4.

e-safety examines the potential risks associated with being online, how to protect yourself and your personal information online, as well as how to behave responsibly and within the law whilst using the internet.

The course is designed to be delivered in the classroom and provides 20 hours of guided learning mapped to the curriculum. It comes complete with lesson plans and materials for tutor led delivery as well as access to e-learning content.

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'Schools should provide an age-related, comprehensive curriculum for e-safety which enables pupils to become safe and responsible users of new technologies'. The Safe Use of New Technologies by Ofsted, 2010
'As the United Kingdom becomes an increasingly connected, knowledge- based economy, so e-safety will be a fundamental prerequisite to its success. BCS e-safety qualification for schools from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is a powerful new tool to validate and help deliver the safe and responsible use of new technologies'. Family Online Safety Institute

This is a United Kingdom government regulated qualification which is administered and approved by one or more of the following: Ofqual, Qualifications in Wales or SQA.

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BCS seeks to provide equal access to assessment for all candidates.
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