Course & Curriculum

The curriculum was designed alongside cyber security’s most influential organisations, ensuring academy members are highly employable upon graduation

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

The Academy of Cyber Security is a 16 weeks immersive course. Classroom hours are 9am – 3pm with additional extra curricular study to complete in your own time.

Members of the Academy can learn from anywhere and attend the live, online, instructor-lead classrooms between the hours of 9;30am-3:30pm.

Alongside the core classroom study, members will also develop their own 16-week cyber security project of their choice.

Lastly, members will be set homework on a fortnightly basis. This self-study can be completed anywhere, anytime. A variety of virtual labs and e-learning material will be supplied. 

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; 

  • Network fundamentals and security architecture
  • Security information & event management  (SIEM) expertise
  • Intrusion detection & intrusion prevention system expertise
  • Scripting skills and programming basics
  • Ethical hacking and vulnerability scanning
  • Governance, risk & compliance
  • Orchestration & automation of security operations
  • Proactive network defense

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

  • CompTIA Network+, Linux+, Server+

Further optional certifications could include; 

  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
  • ISACA CSX Fundamentals
  • (ISC)2 SSCP
  • CompTIA A+, CySA+, Pen-test+
  • Other certifications of interest, subject to tutor approval

Members will be able to choose which optional certifications they will obtain with help from their tutor and mentors. Academy members will be guaranteed to obtain a minimum of 3 certifications upon graduation, but will be able to choose one additional certification from the list above of their choice. 

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 via our Slack community

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.