The CyberFirst programme has been developed to encourage and support students interested in pursuing a career in cyber security.

CyberFirst covers a broad range of activities and provides opportunities to 11-17-year-olds to explore their passion for cyber security.  The programme includes a comprehensive bursary scheme to financially support undergraduates through university and a degree apprenticeship scheme; a girls' only competition and thousands of free places on CyberFirst courses at UK universities and colleges.

There's also Cyber Discovery, an online extracurricular programme in which each activity is designed to seek out people with potential, offering the support, skills, experience and exposure needed to be the future first line of defence in our CyberFirst world.

Find out more about CyberFirst programmes, events and activities

CyberFirst Manifesto video

CyberFirst Summer Courses

CyberFirst Schools


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