TheLightBulb Apprenticeships

Skills Bootcamp in Cyber Security

Free 12-week course in Cyber Security, giving you the opportunity to build valuable sector specific skills and develop underpinning industry knowledge.

Guaranteed job interview on completion

Get Set for a Skills Bootcamp in Cyber Security.

TheLightBulb is now part of Get Set UK. Same great localised services, but under a new home.

You can find all the information about our Cyber Security Skills Bootcamp on the Get Set UK website here.

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What is the Skills Bootcamp in Cyber Security?

This Skills Bootcamp in Cyber Security will equip you with the practical and technical knowledge of cyber security, to include how to identify, prevent, and respond to cyber threats, risk management, data security, risk management, security controls, ethical hacking, penetration testing, incident response, forensics, cloud security, data security and compliance, to progress them into sustainable employment with employers.

We have worked closely with employers to create this highly interactive, practical, and creative Skills Bootcamp which develops knowledge and skills needed within the cyber security sector. As part of this co-design, employers are providing cyber security challenges and case studies to deliver real-life industry experience for the participants. This interactive programme uses a combination of tutor-led workshops, 1:1 coaching and support sessions, e-learning content and self-study, as well as promotion of collaborative peer-to-peer engagement.

At the end of the programme, you will have created a portfolio of work samples and a presentation to deliver to prospective employers at their guaranteed interview. You will have prepared a learning impact statement to detail the knowledge and skills you have developed throughout the Skills Bootcamp.

Course Structure:

Interactive online group sessions and 1:1 support sessions

12 week course - two workshop sessions a week - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Sessions delivered by employers, employability experts and Business owners


Aged 19 or over

Must have the right to work in the UK

Must live in Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk or a London Borough

Summary of course content

Core Cyber Security, Core terminology, Consequences & implications

Cyber Crime, Key Sectors that need protection, Cyber Attacks and Open Source Intelligence

Cyber Threat Intelligence, Threats, Exploits, Risks, Vulnerabilities and Intelligence life cycle

Malicious Software, Social Engineering, how Malicious Software works

Cyber Security Testing, Mitigations, how to reduce or remove security vulnerabilities

Cyber Security Frameworks & how to apply Cyber Security controls

Incident postmortem, Incident response lifecycle & ISO standards

Promoting a positive identity, Clearance levels & Skills sets required for CPD

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Where is the location of the course?

The course is all remote and will be held over Mircosoft Teams for the duration of the programme.

How many days a week is the Skills Bootcamp?

The course is over two days a week for 12 consecutive weeks.

Can I leave the session halfway through if necessary?

Yes, as long as the tutor has been made aware for them to send you the session overview.

Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, certain parts of the sessions are recorded and are sent to you by the tutor via Mircosoft Teams.

Am I guaranteed a job at the end of it?

We can only guarantee a job interview.

Do we have exams throughout the course?

Yes, depending on what Skills Bootcamp you are on, you will have exams to complete throughout.

How much does the Skills Bootcamp cost?

The Skills Bootcamps are completely free, it is funded by the Department of Education (Dfe).