Cyber Security Awareness Training


Our Cyber Security Awareness Training gives an overview of Cyber Security, focusing on its relevance to staff and the importance of protecting your school from Cyberattacks. It has been designed specifically to bring staff through their individual Cyber Security responsibilities.

Learning outcomes – having completed this course, your staff will:

  • Understand the importance of Cyber Security.
  • Understand the most common Cyber Attacks.
  • Understand the individuals and groups behind these attacks and their motivations.
  • Know what to do to safeguard your school.

Course Content



Cyber Security Background

Why is Cyber Security important?
Why your school is a target!
Cyber Criminals – their motivations and goals!


What is Phishing?
Tell tale signs and how to defend against Phishing!


What is Malware?
How to defend against Malware!?


What is Ransomware?
Steps you can take to mitigate Ransomware.

Web Based Attacks

What are Web-Based attacks?
How to defend yourself against web-based attacks!

Insider Threats

What is Insider Threat?
Unintentional Cyber Incidents

Keeping Data Safe & Secure

How to keep your electronic data secure!
How should staff secure accounts & passwords?

Dealing with a Cyber Incident

What are Indicators of Compromise?
Reporting suspicious activity!

Conclusion & Exam

Conclusion & Final Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Each course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

To book a course, just contact us. Once you’ve made your booking, Ark will be in touch regarding staff enrolment.

Of course, you can call us on 021 6019319 or send us a short email to with your name, number, and a time that suits you to take a call.

The platform has been designed for all levels of technical ability. In addition, we ask every course participant for their feedback which we use to continuously improve the user experience.

In short, no. The Ark Academy™ is browser-based. This means courses are taken online using your Internet Browser, i.e. Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

The Ark Academy™ works on 99.99% of internet-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Once you book a course, you can choose for staff to self enroll using a unique group code, or Ark can register staff directly (using their work email address).

On registration, your staff will receive a system-generated email with a link to their assigned course(s) on an agreed date.

Your organisation has access to the purchased course(s) for up to 12 months.

If staff need technical support, they can send us a support ticket using the “Support” option in the top menu of the training site. We’ll respond quickly and deal with their issue directly.

No, they can visit their assigned course at any time, wherever they are. Each course comprises several individual lessons which enable staff to complete it at times convenient to them.

Yes. On completion of a course, your staff will receive a certificate by email. In addition, you (or your designate) will also receive a copy for their personnel file.

The Ark Academy™ will automatically generate course progression reports for Management. This means close to zero administration for you. 

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