The UK has a world-class cyber security sector, where the current demand for young talent is set to grow. However, there is a severe shortage of young people entering the sector so we need to attract, develop and nurture future talent in cyber security.
Cyber Security Challenge UK’s Schools programme aims to raise awareness of the exciting careers in cyber security within primary and secondary schools, using innovative and stimulating tools and scenarios to develop practical and usable skills in high demand from industry.
Our Cyber Games and CyberCenturion competitions are designed for students at school or college. They’re a great way to practice your skills and get an early taste of what a job in cyber security is like.Read more
The Cyber Games is a competition designed to introduce 10 – 16 year olds to Cyber Security. These are held around the United Kingdom and are a good first step for children.
CyberCenturion mirrors the US CyberPatriot competition, part of a major American STEM education programme presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and created by the US Air Force Association.
The EPQ is a level three qualification, the equivalent to an AS Level and can be worth up to 28 UCAS points for those looking to apply to university.
Cyber Security in the UK is attached to a global community. As an industry it is young and changing rapidly with many of the professionals currently working in it having found more than one way in.View our development paths