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Kickstart in Cyber Security

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Kickstart your career in Cyber Security

North West Regional College (NWRC) are seeking applicants for an innovative course aimed at providing students with skills and knowledge within cybersecurity to be able to progress into further education or employment within the sector.

The 14-week full-time course will begin on Monday 27th November and will provide students with an OCN NI Level 2 Award in Cyber Security qualification and a global certification in Security Plus that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions. The programme will incorporate input from industry experts leading the field in Cyber Security who will provide specialist industry masterclasses which will give participants a competitive edge over others in the local job market. Successful applicants will also be given a placement with a local software company and a job interview with one of the participating companies.

From completing the course, learners will have developed their understanding of risks to security and how these can be prevented and develop their skills in performing cyber security precautions and manage organisational information online.

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This programme is fully funded by the Department for the Economy Skill Up Flexible Skills Fund. Eligible candidates must be over 18 years of age and eligible to work in NI. Register your interest.

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Kickstart Cyber Security Programme*

*Fully funded via Skill Up (Criteria applies)

Qualification: OCN NI Level 2 Award in Cyber Security qualification and global certification in Security Plus.

Units include:

  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Managing Personal and Organisational information Online

Start Date: 27th November until 12th March
Location: NWRC Springtown Campus

Register Your Interest

Students, are you interested in joining the Kickstart Cyber Security programme? Complete the short form below.


The Flexible Skills Fund programme will be accessible to all groups, those in employment and those unemployed. Participants will be able to avail of free courses and accredited qualifications, which will improve their skills, benefitting their employment opportunities and enhancing Northern Ireland’s continuously growing and diversifying economy.

To apply you must be.

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Eligible to work in Northern Ireland
  • ‘Settled’ in Northern Ireland and has been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years; or is a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.

Applicants should preferably have at least a level three or higher qualification ideally within a STEM area. Additional consideration may be given to applicants with no formal accreditation or credits but who have evidence of strong IT Knowledge.

The selection process for the course is initially by application form with short-listed candidates and finally an interview with representatives from NWRC.

Employers, Get Involved!

Are you interested in offering a work placement for participants on this programme?

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