A free five-day residential course aimed at attracting a diverse range of students, typically between 16 and 17 years old, to gain advanced skills in some of the key areas of cyber security. It is open to any student currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland) in the 2020/21 academic year.
Please note: Priority will be given to applications from Welsh students for this course. Any remaining places will be made available to all students six weeks before the course starts.
These courses are planned around the current COVID-19 roadmap for restrictions being lifted. Should this change, students who have been accepted onto this course will be offered a virtual place instead.
09 Aug - 13 Aug 2021
Start time: 10:00 hrs
Finish time: 17:00 hrs
The exact location of the course will be provided in the joining instructions.
CyberFirst Advanced will hone the skills and behaviours students need to continue further development with a view to entering the cyber security or computing workplace for real. The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students 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.
This CyberFirst Advanced course have been certified by the NCSC.