Upcoming Events

CyberFirst Futures Bristol (Residential) / Sold out

A free five-day residential course for 15 and 16-year-old students, introducing them to more advanced practical features of cyber security. Explore advanced cyber security threats to devices, apps and software, then discover ways to protect against them. The course offers an insight into not just the method but the motivation behind cyber threats. Students will also explore legislation, study typical behaviours of likely cyber attackers, and apply this new understanding of how to protect networks. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

15 Aug - 19 Aug 2022

Bristol

Five days

Students currently in Year 11 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland) and Year 12 (Northern Ireland)

Residential

CyberFirst Futures Bristol (Non-residential) / Last few

A free five-day non-residential course for 15 and 16-year-old students, introducing them to more advanced practical features of cyber security. Explore advanced cyber security threats to devices, apps and software, then discover ways to protect against them. The course offers an insight into not just the method but the motivation behind cyber threats. Students will also explore legislation, study typical behaviours of likely cyber attackers, and apply this new understanding of how to protect networks. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

15 Aug - 19 Aug 2022

Bristol

Five days

Students currently in Year 11 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland) and Year 12 (Northern Ireland)

In person - Non-residential

CyberFirst Futures Virtual Summer Course (2) / Sold out

A free five-day online course for 15 and 16-year-old students, introducing them to more advanced practical features of cyber security. Explore advanced cyber security threats to devices, apps and software, then discover ways to protect against them. The course offers an insight into not just the method but the motivation behind cyber threats. Students will also explore legislation, study typical behaviours of likely cyber attackers, and apply this new understanding of how to protect networks. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

08 Aug - 19 Aug 2022

Online

Ten half-day structured sessions

Students currently in Year 11 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland) and Year 12 (Northern Ireland)

Virtual

CyberFirst Advanced Lancaster (Residential) / Last few

A free five-day residential course for 16 and 17-year-old students to build advanced skills in some key areas of cyber security. CyberFirst Advanced will hone the skills and behaviours needed to enter the cyber security or tech-based workplace for real. The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students already studying computer science or who have a passion and aptitude for all things tech. Gain skills in key areas including digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open-source intelligence techniques. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

15 Aug - 19 Aug 2022

Lancaster

Five days

Students currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland)

Residential

CyberFirst Advanced Surrey (Residential) / Last few

A free five-day residential course for 16 and 17-year-old students to build advanced skills in some key areas of cyber security. CyberFirst Advanced will hone the skills and behaviours needed to enter the cyber security or tech-based workplace for real. The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students already studying computer science or who have a passion and aptitude for all things tech. Gain skills in key areas including digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open-source intelligence techniques. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

15 Aug - 19 Aug 2022

Surrey

Five days

Students currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland)

Residential

CyberFirst Advanced Virtual Summer Course (3) / Sold out

A free online course for 16 and 17-year-old students to build advanced skills in some key areas of cyber security. CyberFirst Advanced will hone the skills and behaviours needed to enter the cyber security or tech-based workplace for real. The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students already studying computer science or who have a passion and aptitude for all things tech. Gain skills in key areas including digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open-source intelligence techniques. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

15 Aug - 19 Aug 2022

Online

Five full-day structured sessions

Students currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland)

Virtual

CyberFirst Defenders Virtual Summer Course (2) / Sold out

A free online course for 14 to 15 year-olds. The course offers a valuable introduction to building and protecting small networks and personal devices. CyberFirst Defenders increases students’ awareness of cyber security, whilst equipping them with a set of relevant practical skills they can apply in their own lives. It also helps students visualise themselves in a cyber security career, guiding them to the technology-related qualifications they’ll need. This course helps those who attend stay safe online.

15 Aug - 26 Aug 2022

Online

Ten half-day structured sessions

Students currently in Year 10 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland) and Year 11 (Northern Ireland)

Virtual

CyberFirst Futures Virtual Summer Course (3) / Sold out

A free five-day online course for 15 and 16-year-old students, introducing them to more advanced practical features of cyber security. Explore advanced cyber security threats to devices, apps and software, then discover ways to protect against them. The course offers an insight into not just the method but the motivation behind cyber threats. Students will also explore legislation, study typical behaviours of likely cyber attackers, and apply this new understanding of how to protect networks. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

15 Aug - 26 Aug 2022

Online

Ten half-day structured sessions

Students currently in Year 11 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland) and Year 12 (Northern Ireland)

Virtual

CyberFirst Advanced Warwick (Residential) / Sold out

A free five-day residential course for 16 and 17-year-old students to build advanced skills in some key areas of cyber security. CyberFirst Advanced will hone the skills and behaviours needed to enter the cyber security or tech-based workplace for real. The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students already studying computer science or who have a passion and aptitude for all things tech. Gain skills in key areas including digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open-source intelligence techniques. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

22 Aug - 26 Aug 2022

Warwick

Five days

Students currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland)

Residential

CyberFirst Advanced Belfast (Residential) / Last few

A free five-day residential course for 16 and 17-year-old students to build advanced skills in some key areas of cyber security. CyberFirst Advanced will hone the skills and behaviours needed to enter the cyber security or tech-based workplace for real. The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students already studying computer science or who have a passion and aptitude for all things tech. Gain skills in key areas including digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open-source intelligence techniques. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

22 Aug - 26 Aug 2022

Belfast

Five days

Students currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland)

Residential

CyberFirst Advanced Virtual Summer Course (2) / Sold out

A free online course for 16 and 17-year-old students to build advanced skills in some key areas of cyber security. CyberFirst Advanced will hone the skills and behaviours needed to enter the cyber security or tech-based workplace for real. The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students already studying computer science or who have a passion and aptitude for all things tech. Gain skills in key areas including digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open-source intelligence techniques. These skills will help students and their friends and family stay safe online.

15 Aug - 26 Aug 2022

Online

Ten half-day structured sessions

Students currently in Year 12 (England and Wales), S6 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland)

Virtual

2023 CyberFirst Girls Competition - Online Qualifier Round

The CyberFirst Girls Competition aims to support girls interested in a career in cyber security. Whatever your ability, from beginner to expert, the CyberFirst Girls Competition is an opportunity to learn something new about cyber security. The Online Qualifier Round will run for 10 days from midday to midday.

21 November 2022 - 30 November 2022

Online

10 Days

Teams of up to 4 female students in Y8, S2 or Y9 (NI)

Online

2023 CyberFirst Girls Competition - Registration Opens

The CyberFirst Girls Competition aims to support girls interested in a career in cyber security. Whatever your ability, from beginner to expert, the CyberFirst Girls Competition is an opportunity to learn something new about cyber security. Registration opens on 26 September 2022, click 'Sign Up' to find out more about how your school can get involved and register your teams.

26 September 2022

Teams of up to 4 female students in Y8, S2 or Y9 (NI)