Following on from the success of 2017, teens across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses. Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national education charity, The Smallpeice Trust.
Rather than just focus on the theory behind cyber security, students will actually experience it. CyberFirst is all about practical, hands-on learning and applied teamwork – with a promise to cut through jargon. All of the courses are carefully designed to bring out every student’s potential.
CyberFirst Defenders course (30 July – 3 August 2018)
A free five-day residential course that inspires and excites students about the subject of cyber security. It is designed for 14 - 15 year-old students with a demonstrable interest in computing and provides them with a valuable introduction to all the tools, knowledge and skills cyberists need to build and protect small networks and personal devices. It complements the GCSE computing curriculum and takes it a step further, offering practical methods to help protect and secure everyday devices, apps and software.
CyberFirst Futures course (20 – 24 August 2018)
A free five-day residential course that introduces the more advanced practical features of cyber security. It is designed for 15 - 16 year old students who are familiar with computing, programming and planning to take relevant A-Levels. The course deals with the cyber security concerns of businesses and large networks.
CyberFirst Advanced course (13 – 17 August 2018)
A free five-day residential course that builds upon the content of the computer science A-Level and will inspire students with an interest in computing and cyber security. On this course, 16 to 17 year-old students will be fully immersed in the cyber security subject areas which will help them to form their education and career path.
Further details for these courses and how to apply can be found at: