cyber security courses

A curriculum designed to get you hired

Study Full Time (16 weeks) or Part Time (26 weeks)
Tutor-led, live online classes
Includes 5 industry certifications
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Hands-on experience that simulates the workplace

Your path to a new cyber career

The CAPSLOCK curriculum was designed by global employers, leading cyber security professionals, and expert academics. Learn the cyber security skills needed to land a high paying job in cyber security in 6 months or less.

Course outline

You will undertake the course as a Trainee Cyber Security Consultant, working in a small team to solve real hands-on problems with the support of experienced instructors. You will work within a case-study business which simulates the real cyber security workplace.

Curriculum overview

Problem area 1: Understanding Cyber Security in Business

Understand why cyber security exists and where it sits within an organisation. You will learn how cyber security is measured, how to help organisations develop effective cyber security culture, and be introduced to threats such as social engineering. In the first 2 weeks, you will get to know your team mates and develop the foundations of your cyber security understanding.

Problem area 2: Security by Design

We introduce you to governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and how these concepts underpin the existence of cyber security. You'll develop your networking fundamentals and begin to consider an organisation's security architecture by working on real scenario-based problems.

Problem area 3: Applied Security

Now halfway through the course, you will have developed a good understanding of cyber security principles. Using that knowledge, you will begin to work on more complex exercises, such as Endpoint Protection, Cloud Security, Digital Forensics, Access Control and other applied security areas. You will use your new skills from problem areas 1-2 in new scenarios to further develop your understanding.

Problem area 4: Offensive & Defensive Security

You will continue to develop your understanding of the cyber security threat landscape and apply this understanding in the context of penetration testing (often referred to as red teaming or ethical hacking) and security operations (often known as blue-teaming or SOC). You will learn how to apply skills such as reconnaissance, malware analysis, threat intelligence, and log analysis in simulated scenarios.

Problem area 5: Business Continuity Management

In this final problem area, you will use all of your new skills to tackle big picture problems such as incident management & response and strategic business resilience. You will also consider topics such as physical security and industrial control systems.

The cyber skills you will learn

When you learn new skills at CAPSLOCK, you'll also learn the context of how they apply in the cyber industry. As you tackle real cyber problems and scenarios, you will learn about all the individual skills shown below.

The classroom experience

Virtual Classroom

Classes are 100% live, online, and remote. They take place in our virtual classroom via group video call.

Digital Campus

As well as the live classes, you'll gain access to our bespoke Digital Campus. We use the latest technology to create an immersive online learning environment.

Online pedagogical approach​

In the classroom, we use a mixture of team-based learning (TBL) and problem-based learning (PBL) in our teaching methodology to encourage deep learning.

Team-based learning

For the duration of the course, learners work in teams of 4-6 people.

Problem-based learning

In their teams, learners work on real-life cyber security problems in a simulated work environment. This allows our learners to form a deep understanding of cyber security in a workplace context.

What our learners think

First week of the CAPSLOCK course completed. 15 to go! I have really enjoyed the fast-paced learning and I am really impressed at how good Team Based Learning actually is, especially as you're placed in a team where you all learn off each other by bringing various skills to the table. I am glad I chose to go with CAPSLOCK! Looking forward to week 2!
Every day I was faced with new problems and challenges in every facet of cyber security you can think of. This combined with Team Based Learning is THE game changer. By far this was the best learning experience of my life.

Class schedules & cohort start dates

Join a CAPSLOCK bootcamp for 16 weeks Full Time or 26 weeks Part Time. Which schedule suits you?

Full Time

16 weeks
Monday - Friday
9.30 am - 2.30 pm

Find out more about our Full Time schedule
Classes run Monday-Friday, 9.30 am - 2.30 pm for 16 weeks. Learners needs to be able to attend at least 90% of these sessions, and you'll be required to undertake around 2 hours of independent self-study per week outside of class times.

A typical day at CAPSLOCK

Every session at CAPSLOCK can vary, but here's an example of what a typical day might look like for our learners.
GMT
Activity
9.30 am - 10.30 am
Class introduction
Individual and team readiness tests + mini lecture
10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Team-based learning
Work in a small group on a practical project with tutor's guidance
12.00 pm - 12.30 pm
Lunch break
12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Team-based learning
Work in a small group on a practical project with tutor's guidance
2.00 pm onwards
Presentations
See solutions and present work back to class

Part Time

26 weeks
Monday - Thursday
6 pm - 9 pm


Saturdays*
9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Find out more about our Part Time schedule
Classes run Monday-Thursday, 6 pm- 9 pm for 26 weeks - as well as up to 15 Saturday mornings sessions, from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm. Learners needs to be able to attend at least 90% of these sessions, and you'll be required to undertake around 2 hours of independent self-study per week outside of class times.

A typical day at CAPSLOCK

Every session at CAPSLOCK can vary, but here's an example of what a typical day might look like for our learners.
GMT
Activity
6.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Class introduction
Individual and team readiness tests + mini lecture
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Team-based learning
Work in a small group on a practical project with tutor's guidance
8.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Presentations
See problem solutions and present work back to class

Cohort start dates

FULL TIME
PART TIME
23 Sep
Application Deadline:
12
August 2024
Cohort Start Date:
23
September 2024
Curriculum break:
23 Dec
2024
-
5 Jan
2025
Course Finish:
24
January 2025
FULL TIME
PART TIME
21 Oct
Application Deadline:
9
September 2024
Cohort Start Date:
21
October 2024
Curriculum break:
23 Dec
2024
-
5 Jan
2025
Course Finish:
1
May 2025

Get certified, get hired

When you study with CAPSLOCK, you have the opportunity to gain 5 industry-recognised certifications. This includes four external certs, alongside our core Certified Cyber Security Practitioner (Ce-CSP) qualification, which you receive for passing the CAPSLOCK course. All certifications are included in your tuition fee.

Meet some of our tutors

Get to know some of the tutors you'll be seeing in the CAPSLOCK classroom.

Learner support

We know that the career transition our learners are making is hugely exciting and can also be a little daunting. That’s why we provide a wide range of support to all CAPSLOCK learners.

In-class support

Support staff on-hand in class
Offer help and guidance where needed
Technical support

Wellbeing support

Dedicated wellbeing team
Offer help with team dynamics
Reviewing your progress and welfare on the course

Professional coaching

One-to-one sessions with a qualified professional coach
Dedicated coaching curriculum
Set goals and overcome barriers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Access to our qualified MHFA team
Provide initial support with mental health issues
Trained to listen and support with empathy
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