CyberFirst Defenders

CyberFirst Defenders is a fully funded online course, aimed at attracting a diverse range of students currently in Year 10 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland) and Year 11 (Northern Ireland). The course offers a valuable introduction to building and protecting small networks and personal devices. Course content will be delivered in a fun and interesting way and students will get to meet other like-minded young people.

CyberFirst Defenders increases students' awareness of cyber security, whilst equipping them with a set of relevant practical skills they can apply in their own lives. It also helps students visualise themselves in a cyber security career, guiding them to the technology-related qualifications they’ll need. This course helps those who attend stay safe online. 

What is cyberfirst

CyberFirst introduces young people with a passion for technology to the fascinating and fast-paced 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 course is designed to inspire and encourage students from all backgrounds to explore and consider careers in cyber security, offering young people with potential the support, skills, experience and exposure needed to be the future first line of defence in our CyberFirst world. 

These CyberFirst Defenders courses have been certified by the NCSC.

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