Cyber security is part of our daily lives – keeping music streaming, protecting gaming and online banking, and even helping to keep the power on in our homes.

There’s never been a better time to explore what a career in cyber security has to offer. Inspired and led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, CyberFirst is on a mission to make cyber security as accessible as possible.

What is CyberFirst Advanced?

CyberFirst Advanced is a fully funded five-day non-residential course aimed at attracting a diverse range of students currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland).

The lessons students learn will hone the skills and behaviours they need to enter the cyber security or tech-based workplace for real. Course content will be delivered in a fun and interesting way and students will get to meet other like-minded young people.

Who can attend?

The development days are open to students in:

- Year 12 in England and Wales

- Year 13 in Northern Ireland

- S6 in Scotland

Students must be UK nationals or must have lived in the UK or British Isles for 5 consecutive years.

Who can attend?

What does the course cover?

The course is aimed at students who are already studying computer science or who have a passion and aptitude for all things tech.

Students will gain advanced skills in key areas of cyber security, such as digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open-source intelligence techniques. This course helps those who attend stay safe online.

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Face-to-face course dates

This non-residential course is running Monday 12th February until Friday 16th February 9am - 5pm.

For safeguarding purposes, venue details are released only to registered attendees closer to the time.