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Course & Curriculum

The curriculum was designed alongside cyber security’s most influential organisations, ensuring academy students learn the real-life skills needed in the workplace

Academic experts designed the course delivery to optimise knowledge intake and member enjoyment

The Academy of Cyber Security is a 16-week immersive course. Students receive 400 hours of instructor-led tuition (25 hours a week) alongside 200 hours of guided self-study (12.5 hours a week). 


Members of the Academy can learn from anywhere and attend the live, online, instructor-lead classrooms with their student peers.

We have partnered with a number of immersive cyber security training platforms to replicate real-life scenarios. Students will have 24/7 access to these platforms throughout the course. 

The course and curriculum was designed by an expert team consisting of academic experts, leading cyber security professionals, and key employers. A number of potential students were also involved with the design, to make the course was engaging and enjoyable. 

The course has taken 9 months to develop. The material and course is entirely bespoke and aligned with the GCHQ accreditation scheme & key employers. 

The curriculum team undertook immersive research alongside employers to understand which skills are most in demand. Members will develop a core technical cyber security skill set suitable for a number of different roles.

Members of the Academy can expect to study; 

Protect & Defend

  • Enterprise Network Defence (END) Analysis
  • END Infrastructure Support
  • Incident Response
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Management

Securely Provision

  • Systems Security Architecture
  • Testing & Evaluation
  • Systems Development


  • Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Investigation

Oversee & Govern

  • Risk Management

Operate & Maintain

  • Systems Security Analysis

Graduates of the Academy will obtain three highly recognised cyber security certifications. These will include;

  • CompTIA Network+, Linux+, Security+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Linux+

Exam preparation and support will be provided as part of the curriculum. 

The cost of certifications are included in the tuition fee or income share agreement. 

Be part of something special

Discover an amazing cyber security community

A lively and immersive community, the Academy encourages close and collaborative learning.

Leverage immediate access to tutors, mentors and your member peers

Help When You Need It

The Academy has an wide array of support infrastructure for its members. Lean on the experience of a diverse team of career coaches, mentors, tutors, and even key note speakers


An incredible team of cyber security tutors will lead the day-to-day classroom learning, but they’ll also be at hand for one-on-one sessions to see how you’re progressing


Your mentor is never more than a Slack message away. Not only will they focus on making sure you get the most out of the academy, but they will be valuable resource to introduce you to the world of cyber security.

Career Coaching

A team of career coaches will make sure you’re ready to find that dream cyber security job. From CV and LinkedIn optimisation, through to interview coaching, your careers team are also only a Slack message away. 


A free to attend online school for primary and secondary school pupils. Includes live and online, instructor-led classes alongside homework assignments. 

Please go to for more information. We hope to have the school up and running by, or before, the 30th March.