Whether you would like to learn full or part-time, this course aims to provide you with a complete introduction to Cyber security. With increased demand for individuals with cyber skills to join the workforce, there has never been a better time to upskill.

Our digital bootcamp will equip you with new skills in the world of cyber security and, we will provide you with a guaranteed job interview at the end of the course.

What can you learn?

By completing Capita's Digital Skills Bootcamp you will have a complete understanding of Cyber Security and online threats which will provide the skills needed to thrive in this growing field.

Topics covered:
  • Key terminology and legislation used in cyber security and understanding and the consequences and implications of inadequate cyber security
  • The Threat Model and the behaviours and effects of malicious software
  • How to reduce or remove a cyber security vulnerability and how to apply a cyber security control
  • Cyber security incident response plans and how to carry out a cyber security incident post-mortems
  • Understanding legislation and ethical conduct within cyber security the behaviours and skills expected within cyber security
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  • Fully funded
  • Course duration
    8 or 10 weeks (full-time)
    16 or 20 weeks (part-time)
  • Recommended study
    20 hours a week (full-time)
    10 hours a week (part-time)
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • Assessments
    6 to pass
  • Qualification
    Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices
  • Study requirements
    Level 2 qualification in either IT or Coding recommended
  • Knowledge requirements
    Be able to identify and explain common terms used in industry, e.g Social engineering, Ethical hacking, BYOD and Encryption

Who is this digital bootcamp for?

This Cyber Security digital skills bootcamp is for anyone aged 19 or over wishing to improve their knowledge of cyber security, looking to move into a new job role or, those wishing to progress current skills to a higher level.

Course details

The course consists of six units and each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. One you successfully complete all six units you will achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices.

Unit 1: Understand cyber security principles

Your learning goals:

  • Understand cyber security
  • Understand core terminology and key aspects of cyber security
  • Understand security by design principles
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: Threat intelligence in cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand cyber threat intelligence
  • Understand threat models
  • Understand malicious software
  • Know about social engineering
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Cyber security testing, vulnerabilities and controls

Your learning goals:

  • Understand common types of testing in cyber security
  • Be able to reduce or remove potential cyber security vulnerabilities
  • Understand controls in cyber security
  • Be able to apply a cyber security control
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: Cyber security incident response

Your learning goals:

  • Understand what is meant by a cyber security incident response plan
  • Be able to develop a cyber security incident response plan
  • Be able to develop an incident post-mortem report
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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Unit 5: Understand legislation and ethical conduct within cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand legislation relating to cyber security
  • Understand information security standards
  • Understand ethical conduct within cyber security
  • Assessment
    Unit 5 Assessment
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Unit 6: Professional skills and behaviours for cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand behaviours required for a career in cyber security
  • Be able to identify skills required for a career in cyber security
  • Understand the importance of continuous professional development
  • Assessment
    Unit 6 Assessment
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Is my study fully funded?

Fully funded places are available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2022 (born before 01 September 2003)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other Adult Education Budget (AEB) funding.

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You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed, self-employed or unemployed
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

Take a look at our FAQs for further funding information.

Comprehensive support

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On completion of the course, learners receive an industry recognised tech qualification.

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Flexible support

With monthly one-to-one meetings with tutors, the option to call on our experts at any time for help and a 24/7 coursework portal.


Employability coach

Employability coaches are on hand to help you explore job roles and opportunities for progression.