A free online course aimed at attracting a diverse range of students, typically between 14 and 15 years old, with a real passion and interest in computing. It is open to any student currently in Year 10 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland) and Year 11 (Northern Ireland) in the 2020/21 academic year. Places are limited so don't delay and sign up fast.
Please note: To apply for this course, you will need to be on school holidays, be available for the full duration of the course and be able to attend on all half-days. Priority will be given to applications from Northern Irish and Scottish students for this course. Any remaining places will be made available to all students six weeks before the course starts.
12 Jul - 23 Jul 2021
Start time: 00:00 hrs
Finish time: 00:00 hrs
CyberFirst Defenders is a valuable introduction on how to build and protect small networks and personal devices. It 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. Then we go a step further to help students visualise themselves in a cyber security career, guiding them to the technology-related qualifications they’ll need.
Each course will run over 10 half-day structured sessions where the content will be delivered in our usual fun and interesting way. Students will be automatically assigned either a morning or afternoon session when their place is confirmed.
This CyberFirst Defenders course have been certified by the NCSC.