Cyber Awareness e-Course

Online fraud has increased by 70% during the pandemic

Councils are particularly vulnerable as so much information is available in the public domain.

Learn how to recognise and address attacks with the Cyber Awareness e-Course delivered by Kaspersky, a world leader in cyber security in partnership with Microshade VSM, providers of secure cloud computing to the local council sector.

This six-month, online training course delivers bite-sized learning via email and the generic nature of the course means the knowledge gained can be transferred to any industry or sector. You can study at home, the office or anywhere using your mobile device!

Prove your council’s commitment to cyber security to satisfy both auditors and the Data Commission.

Sign up now for only £49 + VAT


Please note: we require a council or organisation name in order to set you up on the e-learning system. If you haven’t already added an organisation to your SLCC account, please login and update the details here before placing your order.

Please also ensure that you login and register for yourself and not on behalf of someone else. If you have a colleague who wishes to register for e-course please ask them to setup a user account here.

What will I learn?

  • Passwords & Accounts
  • Email
  • Web browsing
  • Social networks & Messengers
  • PC Security
  • Mobile Devices
  • Confidential data
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

An example of the skills learnt in each topic:

Web browsing:

  • Sign-up/Login with trusted sites only
  • Recognise faked links, malicious files and downloads and malicious

How long will it take?

The course will be delivered over 6 months and, if condensed, would equate to approximately 8 hours of study. Study at your own pace, with practical and engaging online lessons that build cyber skills; giving you the freedom to perform without limits.

Complete the course and record 4 CPD points!

How will I learn?

Learning principles in ASAP are based on the methodology that takes into account the specifics of human nature, our ability to perceive and absorb information. The content is full of real life examples and cases (not specific to the local council sector) that highlight the personal importance of cyber-security for employees.The Platform focuses on training skills, not just providing knowledge, so practical exercises and employee-related tasks are at the core of each module (the generic nature of the training means that the skills learnt can be used any industry or sector).

Modules combine different types of exercise to keep users interested and alert and to motivate them to learn and acquire safe behaviour.

The Platform adjusts to the unique pace and learning abilities of each user. ASAP automatically ensures that the user learns and passes tests on the basics
before moving to the next level.

Get actionable reports anytime: The actionable dashboards contain all the
information needed to control or download a report and configure the frequency
of receiving reports by mail.


‘Overall I enjoyed the course and found it really good value for money’ Elaine Atkin PSLCC, Parish Clerk Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council

Delivered in partnership with:

VSM and Kaspersky - Cyber Awareness e-Course