CyberFirst Futures is a free online course aimed at attracting a diverse range of students who are currently in Year 11 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland) and Year 12 (Northern Ireland). It explores advanced cyber security threats and ways to prevent them.

The course offers an insight into the method and motivation for cyber threat. Students will explore legislation, study typical behaviours of likely cyber attackers, and apply their understanding of how to protect networks. They will even learn to secure personal devices – and how to do it for the businesses they could work for in the future.

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 Futures 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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