A new initiative creating a national centrepiece for cyber education and innovation in the UK
QUFARO’s three pillars
Our programme consists of three pillars, all designed to develop, educate and nurture the most gifted and talented individuals to build the UK’s future cyber security workforce.
From the UK’s first National College of Cyber Security to virtual courses plugging gaps in the cyber education landscape, QUFARO will provide a clear learning pathway for anyone with ambitions to become a cyber security professional.
To grow our country’s technical excellence and sovereign capabilities, QUFARO will nurture the most talented cyber entrepreneurs through a dedicated UK cyber investment fund and world-class business mentoring programmes.
Through the renovation of historic buildings at Bletchley Park QUFARO will create an inspiring cyber-centric venue, offering world-class facilities, on the country’s most iconic site for UK cryptography and codebreaking.
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27 July 2018
Pre-registration for the CyberEPQ 2018/19 academic year is now open
The CyberEPQ is the UK’s first and only Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in Cyber Security, developed by a consortium of education and cyber security partners to help provide a starting point for anyone considering a career in cyber security. It is a Level 3 qualification, certified by City & Guilds and taught using distance learning tools. The course has been modeled after the National Occupational Standards in cyber security and offers up to 28 UCAS points.
National College of Cyber Security application update
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that pre-application for the next wave of free schools will open on 18 June with the deadline for submission as 17 September 2018.
Qufaro is very pleased with this announcement as we have spent considerable resources on preparing for this moment. However, it is apparent that the free schools programme remains challenged with only 35 schools expected to be approved by the DfE this time.
Just over a year ago, Qufaro announced its intention to help deliver the cyber workforce necessary to protect British citizens and organisations against the increasing threat of cyber-attack. The first element of this was to develop and deliver the UK’s first Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in cyber security.