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Do you know a young spark with an interest in all things cyber? Cyber Discovery registration now open

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Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s Cyber Schools Programme, is an extracurricular learning programme for students aged 14-18 across the UK. Its goal is to ensure that many more people enter the cyber security profession in the coming years. Registration is now open for the Cyber Discovery next two year intake.

Teenagers now have the opportunity to join the popular extra-curricular cyber security training programme, Cyber Discovery. Registration is now open for the year two intake, along with the chance to complete CyberStart Assess.

To help introduce cyber security as a profession to more young people, last November the UK Government launched its landmark cyber security training programme aimed at 14-18-year-olds – ‘Cyber Discovery’. Last year, nearly 24,000 students had a go at the initial assessment – CyberStart Assess. From there, thousands of students progressed through the subsequent stages, CyberStart Game and CyberStart Essentials, before the top 170 students participated in a face to face CyberStart Elite camp.

As well as encouraging students to take part in this first stage of the programme, Cyber Discovery are also looking for schools, parents and other volunteers to set up and host extracurricular Cyber Discovery clubs.

These volunteers can become club leaders and provide students with guidance, motivation and support throughout the programme. No prior knowledge of cyber security is required as most of the programme is delivered online through a gamified learning platform that is designed to encourage young people to progress independently. Whether you are a careers advisor, head of year or languages teacher, or in fact a parent who works in the cyber security industry already, the only requirement is the ability to encourage young people to succeed.

You can register here

Please note that registration closes 7 January 2019.


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