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Cybersecurity: Education

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 169559, tabled on 3 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to roll out its Cyber Schools Programme after the pilot phase has concluded.

Answered on

11 September 2018

The government’s Cyber Schools Programme, or Cyber Discovery will roll out across the UK in November 2018. Learning from the pilot year has been factored into plans for year two of the programme.

31,000 students registered for the pilot year with 22,000 taking part in the first stage which gauged students’ aptitude for cybersecurity. Exceptional talent was identified through the following two phases, with approximately 1,000 students meeting the criteria for the Elite phase by the end of the pilot year.