CyberFirst Defenders is a free online course aimed at attracting a diverse range of students currently in Year 10 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland) and Year 11 (Northern Ireland). It is a valuable introduction on how to build and protect small networks and personal devices.

The course helps increase student’s awareness of cyber security, whilst also equipping them with a set of relevant practical skills they can apply in their own lives. It will help students visualise themselves in a cyber security career, guiding them to the technology-related qualifications they’ll need.

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 Defenders 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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