National Cybercrime Programme overview

The training is funded via the national programme and is available to all staff and officers working in dedicated cybercrime roles and units across the country, at force and regional level.

In addition, the team has made available a number of resources and tools to further support the development of capabilities and skills across the network in the fight against cybercrime.

The information here will give you a detailed overview of what each course covers and what skill level and role it is aimed at. It is anticipated the national training will provide all the training required to fulfil most standard roles within a local cybercrime unit.

The national courses should be completed before any additional training is required or requested. The exception to this is vendor-specific training, which will be provided on request where necessary.

To book training, please contact your Regional Coordinator.

Outstanding Cyber Security Training/Awareness Initiative

NPCC National Cybercrime Programme

The NPCC Cybercrime Training Programme provides police forces in England and Wales with the skills needed to be able to respond to a report of cybercrime and fully investigate any criminal activity, prosecute offenders where necessary but also divert individuals on the cusp of criminal activity on to productive paths. The Programme gives staff the technical skill to advise and protect individuals and organisations in cyber security to help better protect themselves against cybercrime.


The programme ranges from the foundation course to role-specific and specialist/advanced courses.

NPCC Cybercrime Computing & Networking Foundation

Booking courses

How to book a national training course

All costs associated with this training are managed centrally, therefore no costs will be incurred by forces.

Courses can be booked by forces via their Regional Coordinators where delegates fall within the remit of the programme. Please include the following information when booking courses:

  • Attendee name
  • Attendee email address
  • Course required
  • Course date required


Delegates who have booked onto any training course are expected to attend the full course and undertake any evaluation requirement at its completion.

If for any legitimate reason a delegate has to cancel. there is an expectation that any cancellation fees are covered by the force, based on the contract cancellation policy. If, however, a replacement delegate can be found before the training course commences. this is acceptable. The replacement delegate must register their attendance on the course.

Training times

Courses will run between 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday, with exams taken online post-course.

During the study week, there will be a requirement for delegates to undertake some evening study time.

Exam results

Delegates are asked to sign a waiver to enable their exam results to be shared with QA Ltd and the regional co-ordinators.  This will allow the regional co-ordinators to have an overview of trained resources within their region.