CyberFirst Advanced is a free five-day residential or online course aimed at attracting a diverse range of students currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland). Hone the skills and behaviours needed to enter the cyber security or computing workplace for real.

The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students who are already studying computer science or who have an interest and aptitude for computers. Gain advanced skills in key areas of cyber security, such as digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open source intelligence techniques.

What is CyberFirst

CyberFirst introduces young people with a passion for computing and technology to the fascinating world of cyber security. It is a programme of opportunities inspired and led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ.

Each student course is designed to help young people develop their potential. Students will gain the skills, experience and exposure they need to be the future first line of defence in our CyberFirst world.

These CyberFirst Advanced courses have been certified by the NCSC.

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This learning programme has been SCQF credit rated by SQA

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