Sign up for the FREE CyberFirst courses for 14 to 16 year-olds

Following on from the success of 2016, teens across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses at Bradford University.

Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), and delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national education charity, The Smallpeice Trust.

Rather than focus solely on theory, attendees are given the chance to experience cyber security through practical learning and applied teamwork, bringing out each individual’s potential. These courses provides students with the opportunity to explore modern security technology, whilst working with the latest cyber security tools. The courses use presentations, team exercises and hands-on experience to hone the next generation of cyber security experts, or cyberists.

 

CyberFirst Defenders course, 8 – 11 August 2017

A free four-day non-residential course aimed at 14 to 15 year-old female students. This is a valuable introduction to all the tools, knowledge and skills cyberists need to build and protect small networks and personal devices. It complements the GCSE computer science curriculum and takes it a step further, offering practical methods to help protect and secure everyday devices, apps and software.

 

CyberFirst Futures course, 31 July – 4 August 2017

A free five-day non-residential course aimed at 15 to 16 year-old female students. This is for anyone who is looking to study computer science at AS/A Levels, or equivalents (or beyond) and wants to enhance their cyber skills even further. Students on the course explore advanced cyber security threats to devices, apps and software, and investigate different methods of protecting them.

 

Further details for these courses and how to apply can be found at:

 

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-courses


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Published: 16/06/2017
Audience: ICT teaching professionals
Contact: Andrew Rawson

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