Join over 3k teachers and parents helping thousands of 13-18 year olds across the UK, become the next leaders in cyber security.

Join Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s free online extracurricular programme

There are thousands of talented teenagers across the UK that have the power to become future cyber security experts. They just haven’t been discovered yet.

Cyber Discovery is the most effective and fun way for students to master technical skills and security concepts, as a gateway to the industry or just to up their digital skills! As they embark on their journey, they will become an agent for the virtual Cyber Protection Agency, where they will stop criminal gangs who are using their cyber skills to do damage online. Your students will have a go at real-world cyber attacks, learning how cyber security experts play a vital role in protecting our hospitals, banks, army, and police services!

By learning through our gamified environment, your students will cover complex security disciplines such as cryptography, password cracking and digital forensics, via exploration, investigation and problem solving.

Help us uncover, support, and train a new generation, in one of the most in-demand skillsets in the UK, by running a Cyber Discovery club. Registration closes on 30th of September 2020 so don’t miss out on this opportunity to kick-start your students career.

To take part students must be 13-18 years old and live in the UK. Registration closes on 30th of September 2020.

Registration is open, sign up now!

"A number of our students have now gained work experience placements, and jobs working in cyber security"

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A Club Leader’s role

You don’t have to be a computer science teacher to get involved: we provide everything you need to run your own Cyber Discovery club. If you have time, space, and a laptop – you’re ready to go! You can use the programme as an extracurricular club or in lessons.

Who can play

Whether your students are beginners with a casual interest or a keen programmer, Cyber Discovery is for everyone. Many don’t think they have what it takes and are astonished at their results when they put their team-work, problem solving and determination to the test.

To take part students must be 13-18 years old and live in the UK.

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Your Cyber Discovery journey

Throughout Cyber Discovery, your students will tackle hundreds of hours’ worth of challenges, tasks and games across four stages. You can invite as many students as you like to your club by generating a club access code and sharing it with your students.

When you register for the programme, you will gain access to a Cyber Discovery portal. Here, you can track your student’s progress at each stage of the programme.

Stage 1

All students who sign up for Cyber Discovery will receive an invitation to try CyberStart Assess. CyberStart Assess features a handful of fun, interactive challenges. Those students who perform well at this stage of the programme will move on to play CyberStart Game. The quicker your students complete the challenges in CyberStart Assess, the faster they unlock the next stage of the programme.

Open 2nd June – 30th September 2020
Stage 2

Top performing students in the CyberStart Assess stage qualify to participate in CyberStart Game. CyberStart Game features over 200 new challenges for your students to tackle. If your students have previously participated in CyberStart Game, they can pick up where they left off as soon as registration for this intake opens. They do not have to complete Assess challenges if they previously qualified, however they are brand new and extremely fun so we encourage everyone to give them a go!

Open 2nd June 2020 – 31st March 2021
Stage 3

All students who get invited to CyberStart Game will also be invited to CyberStart Essentials, when it opens. Here they will work through a collection of video tutorials, quizzes and end of module tests. If your students have previously participated in CyberStart Essentials, they can pick up where they left off as soon as this stage opens.

Open 15th September 2020 – 31st March 2021
Stage 4

Top performing students in CyberStart Game and CyberStart Essentials are selected to take part in CyberStart Elite; a series of unique and exciting online and, where possible, face to face events. This stage is strictly by invitation only and dates for the events will be released throughout the intake year.

Dates to be announced

To take part students must be 13-18 years old and live in the UK. Registration closes on 30th of September 2020.

Registration is open, sign up now!

Tools along the way

Put your problem-solving skills to the test with a range of fun, interactive challenges where you’ll try out cracking codes and solving tricky problems.
Open 2nd June – 30th September 2020

CyberStart Assess is open to all UK students aged between 13 and 18 – no previous experience necessary! You’ll take part in fun cyber security challenges that represent real-life threats faced by the cyber security industry today.

CyberStart Assess

CyberStart Assess features a handful of fun, interactive challenges where you need to find a secret code.

Through a series of online challenges (each harder than the last!) you’ll find out if you have the right qualities to succeed in the world of cyber security.

CyberStart Assess facts

To get the most out of CyberStart Assess, you’ll need to work together with your friends and carry out research using the internet and other resources. Check out our blogs for hints, clues, and tips!

Find out more about CyberStart Assess

Find out more about becoming a Club Leader

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Be a part of the community

Say hello @CyberDiscUK on Twitter.

To take part students must be 13-18 years old and live in the UK. Registration closes on 30th of September 2020.

Registration is open, sign up now!
If you require any help or further information please email support@joincyberdiscovery.com and we'll be happy to help.
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