Cyber Security

This Skills Bootcamp is designed to help people with no prior tech knowledge to enter the workforce as skilled Network and Cyber specialists, which includes a guaranteed interview upon completion of the programme..

You’ll gain knowledge of Network Architecture, Cyber Security Fundamentals, and Cyber Threats. Students will develop a broad understanding of the fundamental building blocks needed to work with Networks and Cyber Security.  

Apply now to start on the 31st of October.

As well as the criteria listed on the apply page, the general requirements for this course:
  • All candidates will need to commit to this as a full-time course, meaning up to 40hrs hours a week.

  • This course cannot be completed alongside any full-time work commitments. While it may be possible for some candidates to complete evening or weekend jobs, this is not recommended.


  • This course is a hybrid course, meaning students will study 2 days a week on site at the Skills City campus, so students need to be willing and able to travel.

  • Individuals who have a strong interest in Cyber Security.

  • Access to a laptop that can run Microsoft Teams and Zoom and includes a microphone and camera and able to run virtual machines (Oracle VirtualBox).

  • Keen to progress into a Networking or Cyber Security role.



  • Ideally some basic understanding of what Cyber Security and Networking is.

  • Some technical knowledge or any experience in industry working with networks.


You can then go on to complete a range of qualifications to further develop your skills in the area of choice. These include the following exam pathway:

  • CompTIA Security+

  • CompTIA CySA+/PenTest+

  • CompTIA Linux+

Potential job roles after completing this course:

  • Network Administrator

  • Network Engineer

  • Network Support Specialist

  • Information/Security Analyst

  • Security Operations Centre Analyst

  • System Engineer

  • Help Desk Technician

  • Cyber Engineer

  • Risk & Compliance Analyst

  • Junior Penetration Tester


Students will be able to take one of the following exams dependent on the pathway of their course:

  • CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Certification

  • Computer/Network Architecture

  • Basic Windows/Linux Usage

  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals

  • Cyberthreats

  • Capstone and Client-facing Projects

  • Employability and Personal development


  • Windows operating system

  • Virtual machines

  • Network structure

  • Cyber threats and how they operate

  • Security controls within a business environment

  • Scoping and developing projects in relation to their briefs


In addition to weekly mentoring with the Skills City team, open office sessions and ad-hoc one to one opportunities with a variety of industry professions we are thrilled to have partnered with Tree of Knowledge to deliver an extensive personal development programme, including sessions on the following:

  • Your Vibe

  • Flourish

  • What do you transmit

  • Aspirational Team

  • Interview Ready

  • Personal Project

Apply Now

Places are limited on our Skills Bootcamps, so if you're ready to start your career in tech then click the button below and apply!

Apply now to start on the 31st of October.

Skills City has been awarded funding by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to deliver bespoke Skills Bootcamps in the city-region, which form part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

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