QA Cyber Practice offers the UK’s broadest and deepest end-to-end curriculum, aligned to the UK National Cyber Strategy, to strengthen the UK cyber ecosystem by enhancing and expanding the nation’s cyber skills at every level.

What we do, beyond public schedule courses.

The QA cyber practice has an extensive capability providing solutions and services for our clients beyond the traditional training course.

  • Best practice cyber learning pathways
  • Workforce competency assessments
  • Bespoke learning solutions (courses and programmes)
  • Skills gap analysis
  • Tailored cyber learning pathways for organisations and teams
  • Career profiling using best practice skills frameworks
  • Multiple gamified learning platforms for simulations and experiential learning
  • Regional & national competitions
  • Blended learning capability @scale - global delivery for secure by design engineering
  • Cyber Skills Forums (Government & Industry)
  • National (Award Winning) cyber programmes
  • Extensive 50+ cyber partner learning eco-system
  • Gateway for innovative cyber learning start-ups
  • Nano learning in Emerging Tech
    • Free community resources


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Cyber Partners

We build and deliver more cyber programmes than any other UK provider. We have more than 25 specialist cyber instructors who, across a range of national programmes, have educated 17,000+ students in the last four years. Our 80+ cyber courses include more than 20 certified by the National Cyber Security Centre.

QA helps deliver Cyber Security programmes for a range of the UK’s biggest organisations across the private and public sector, including Atos, MoJ, Ministry of Defence, Women in Cyber Programme, National Cybercrime programme,  MS Azure Cyber Security Programme and Secure Engineering Programme.

Our Cyber Security partners

Learning Paths

Cyber Security learning paths

Want to boost your career in cyber security? Click on the roles below to see QA's learning pathways, specially designed to give you the skills to succeed.

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Cloud Security
Cyber Management
Cyber Security Risk
Cyber Tech
DFIR Digital Forensics & Incident Response
Industrial Controls OT
NIST Pathway
Offensive Security
Security Auditor
Secure Coding
Cyber Blue Team
Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing
Emerging Tech
Business Continuity & Resilience
Counter Fraud


Cyber Security certifications

You can achieve a professional cyber security certification by taking any one of the following courses and passing the associated exams. We have organised them into several categories below for easy navigation.


NEW: Circadence Project Ares

QA is the only UK Circadence partner and is proud to offer this immersive platform to our clients.

The platform uniquely combines machine learning, single- and multiplayer exercises, and offensive and defensive missions that mirror real-life threat scenarios.

Gamified Platforms


Cyber Security apprenticeship & degree programmes

Our cyber apprenticeship programmes are arming UK organisations with the defenders of the future.

“Being the first female cyber security apprenticeship achiever in the UK is exciting because I'm hoping that, with this result, I can help to inspire more women into a career in tech. I want them to know that you don't always need a strong technical background before starting your career, or have a particular 'personality type' to fit into the industry.”

Stephanie Haynes, UK's first female cyber apprentice


Introducing CyberFirst

CyberFirst is a pivotal part of the UK government’s National Cyber Security Programme, helping young people explore their passion for tech by introducing them to the world of cyber security. It covers a broad range of activities including schools development courses, a girls-only competition and comprehensive bursary and apprenticeship schemes. 

The schools development courses, designed and developed by QA in collaboration with the NCSC offer over 2500 free course places to 12-17 year old students annually at universities and colleges across the UK. Each course is designed to give talented young people the technical skills, practical experience and industry exposure they need to start their journey toward cyber-related careers and opportunities, preparing them for a possible role in making Britain the safest place to live and work online.  In 2019 the CyberFirst courses were formally recognised by The Scottish Qualification Authority who credit rated them comparable to GSCE level, against their robust and rigorous educational framework.

“The UK needs to tackle the systemic issues at the heart of the cyber skills shortage...”

National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021, HM Government
Learn more about CyberFirst

Higher Education

Cyber Security higher education programmes

QA Higher Education partners with Northumbria University to deliver a cyber security masters programme that is designed to give students the specialist skills required to meet the increased demand and continue the fight against cybercrime.

“Cyber security is a never-ending game; it’s about finding something new and working with it. Having a masters degree can help you through all of these challenges in a systematic and methodical way.”

Stephen Sampana, MSc Cyber Security (Part-Time)
Learn more about our HE cyber programmes


Meet our Cyber Practice Director

Richard Beck

Richard Beck

Director of Cyber Security

Richard Beck is Director of Cyber at QA. He works with customers to build effective and successful learning solutions tailored for business needs, helping to solve business problems. Richard has designed and architected numerous enterprise and nationwide cyber programmes for QA customers. Responsible for the QA cyber portfolio, products, proposition and cyber partner community. He has over 15 years' experience in senior Information Security roles.

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