Cyber gateway aptitude programme
If you’re interested in a career in cyber security this free online training programme will help you find out how to succeed and give you the knowledge and skills needed for a career in this fast-growing industry.
About the programme
This free training programme consists of a variety of online challenges and mini games, called ‘labs’. Each lab focuses on a different area of cyber security, to help you become more familiar with the industry.
You take the online training alone. It can be completed at home and at your own pace.
The training will help you to find out whether you have what it takes to succeed in cyber. If you do, it will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a career in this fast-growing industry.
Who can apply
You don’t need experience in a tech or cyber role to get involved but you must:
- be aged 16 or over
- live in Northern Ireland
- have a GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English
You might be a visual thinker, or a problem solver, someone who is good at detecting patterns or who has an analytical mind.
You don’t need to complete an interview to apply. However you may need an interview for any placement or job opportunities
Completing the course
From your profile, you can print a certificate, which includes all the labs that you have completed. You can include this on your CV. The completed labs can also count towards Continuous Professional Education (CPE) or Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credits.
The platform will at first include information about the Cyber sector and the various career pathways. At a later stage, an exclusive jobs platform will be available on which employers will be able to advertise relevant vacancies.
How to apply
You can apply online at Cyber gateway aptitude programme.
If you are an employer and would like to advertise your cyber security job vacancies, visit Cyber security skills and retraining programme - nibusinessinfo.co.uk