Cyber Security teaching celebrated at awards

Thursday 21 November

            Graeme Clark, Head of Digital Assessment Services at SQA, with Cyber Security Teacher of the Year, Toni Scullion

The best of cyber security talent in Scotland was recognised at the Scottish Cyber Awards, which are hosted by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre. SQA helped celebrate the importance of cyber security teaching in schools, by sponsoring the Cyber Security Teacher of the Year category.

This award recognises teachers who have made a significant contribution to cyber security in Scotland.

Three inspirational teachers were shortlisted in this category: Toni Scullion; St Kentigerns Academy, West Lothian; Derek Harris, Douglas Ewart High School, Dumfries & Galloway and; Nicola Orr, Condorrat Primary School, North Lanarkshire.

Graeme Clark, Head of Digital Assessment Services at SQA, presented the award to Toni Scullion. He said: “There is an ever increasing demand in Scotland for individuals with knowledge and skills in Cyber Security. The teachers in this category recognise this, and have demonstrated their passion for this subject by developing the capabilities in young people to enable them to succeed within this exciting and growing sector.”

SQA offers a range of Cyber Security qualifications, including a National Progression Award, a Higher National Certificate and, since August 2019, a Higher National Diploma.