Phishing Awareness Online Training

This Phishing Awareness Online Training course covers:

  • What phishing is and why you must remain vigilant to the threat at all times.
  • Different types of phishing attacks and how you can identify them.
  • How to prevent phishing attacks and what to do should you fall victim to one.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

Cyber crime is a crime involving a computer device or network. Cyber criminals can target individuals, commercial organisations of all sizes, charities and governments. Cyber crime can severely damage an organisation’s reputation and can result in financial losses.

To help prevent cyber crime, organisations and governments have invested in robust technical security measures. As a result, cyber criminals instead try to exploit the weakest link (people) through social engineering and phishing.

This Phishing Awareness Online Training course takes on average 35 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The Phishing Awareness course introduces and explains the cyber security threat posed by social engineering and phishing. It discusses the scale of the threat and the damage it can cause to both individuals and organisations across all sectors. It describes the varying levels of sophistication in phishing attacks and different types of malware that can infect your devices.

Phishing may sound highly complex and technical, but everyone has the tools to avoid phishing attacks. Through a combination of case studies and interactivities, you will develop an understanding of some basic cyber security practices to help reduce the risk of you and your organisation becoming a victim of phishing. For example, the course describes the importance of creating strong passwords, using security software and verifying emails and links before opening them.

While it is important to prevent phishing, it is equally important to know how to spot the signs of infection and what to do if you know or suspect your device has been compromised. The Phishing Awareness course can help you recognise these signs and symptoms, and how to respond in line with your organisation’s IT procedures.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Phishing Awareness eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Phishing Awareness course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our online Phishing Awareness course is CPD accredited and certified by IIRSM, ensuring the learning experience we provide is rigorous, proactive and adheres to the highest standard of training.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Under data protection legislation, organisations have a legal responsibility to protect data on their devices and networks from unauthorised access.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at employees who use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone as part of their work duties. Or who may use the organisation’s network for personal use.

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