Cyber attack is one of our biggest threats. We’re tackling it head on.

Our diverse Cyber Academy initiative is a full or part-time cyber course aimed at upskilling individuals to an entry-level standard. We have developed the course content based on industry, academic and the skills required for real-world problems. The course has taken into consideration all of the critical skills necessary to ensure that our graduates gain the skills they need for a long-term career in tech.

We focus on our graduates becoming job-ready with hard and soft skills, including communication, collaborative working, creativity, problem-solving and the ability to work to deadlines in an agile environment.

During the Cyber Academy students will earn the BCS Foundation Certificate Information Security Management Principles. On completion of the BCS certificate students will receive a free 1-year Associate Membership to BCS.

Benefits of this unique course

  • Your place is fully funded providing you meet the eligibility criteria and requirements of the course
  • 1 to 1 support
  • Slack group support
  • Interactive teaching sessions
  • Employability coaching included as part of the curriculum
  • Supported employer connections
  • A recognised qualification at the end

Course Dates

Dates Duration Eligible area
13/09/2021 – 14/012022 16 weeks North East & West Midlands

20/09/2021 – 21/01/2022 18 weeks East Sussex /Essex /Kent /Medway /Southend /Thurrock (SELEP Postcodes Only)


Learn the latest skills like Linux, Python, Network Security
and more.

Get ready for a career in high demand.

Earn a qualification from BCS

Build your network with peers and industry professionals.


Each module has either a practical project or tasks to demonstrate skills. Either of these approaches provides the delegate with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the topic.

Modules include:

  • Python Fundamentals
  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Cyber 101
  • C++
  • Linux
  • Java
  • Network Security
  • Agile

Learning objectives:

  • Fundamental understanding of programming and the different techniques through Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C++ and Java (as well as a few of the associated libraries popular with each language).
  • To build a portfolio to showcase their projects and demonstrate their understanding of programming.
  • To learn best practices in the industry as well as debugging code.
  • To understand how Linux is used in Penetration Testing and Cyber Security.
  • Gain thorough knowledge of Network Security and how to mitigate any potential risks.
  • Learn about Cyber Security and how is has evolved over the years and what threats are present today.
  • Understanding of Agile and the frameworks to apply the principles to any future employment within the industry.
  • Developing teamwork, leadership, and decision making/problem-solving skills.

Eligibility for a free/fully-funded space:

  • Be tech curious and have a keen interest in Cyber Security
  • Live full time in the West Midlands or Yorkshire & The Humber
  • MUST be looking to move into a tech role within 3 months of finishing the academy
  • Be fully committed to starting a career in tech OR moving into a tech function with your current employer
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • Have a National Insurance number
  • Can engage with the course sessions and commit to completing the course
  • Have not already completed a TTA funded academy
  • Possess computing equipment (laptop or computer only) and steady internet connection to undergo the training

The process is simple:

  • Apply
  • Interview – Interview with our Talent Team to assess your suitability for the course.
  • We’ll confirm if you’ve been successful in your application and if so, you then onboard and start your course.

We’re passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristics.




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Jobs within Cyber Security

Job Skills Information

Cyber Security roles are in high demand in the UK and the skills gap is growing for many employees. It is estimated that by 2022 there could be around 100,000 unfilled cyber security roles.


  • Entry Level from £20K
  • Junior Cyber Security Engineer £25K
  • Cyber Security Engineer £35K – £45K
  • Security Administrator £21 – £50K
  • Web Developer £25 – 75K
  • Cyber Security Consultant £45 – £75K
  • Cloud Security Engineer £50 – £75K
  • Ethical Hacker £65K – £75K


Designing new security systems or upgrade existing ones, use advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities, engage in ‘ethical hacking’.