The Qufaro CyberEPQ aligns well with the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security programme at Plymouth and would provide a solid base for future study in this field at university. I would endorse the CyberEPQ as a means of demonstrating a clear commitment and interest in studying cyber security.
Prof. Steven Furnell
Formerly Head of the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research at Plymouth University
By completing Bletchley Park Qufaro’s CyberEPQ, students gain an advantage over their peers in cyber knowledge as the level 3 qualification covers the cyber fundamentals aligned with NOS, CIISec and the CyBOK and skills framework. A great entry point for those considering a Cyber Security degree.
Dr Konstantinos Mersinas
Director of Distance Learning, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London
We are seeing more and more global organisations being hit by successful cyber-attacks. It would great for more students to get involved and learn more about the field earlier and the CyberEPQ is a great way to do that.
Risk Advisory Manager at Deloitte LLP
The CyberEPQ I think is a great programme. I think that there is a massive skills gap in cyber security, whether that is because people don't understand the different roles or the vast amount of opportunity there is there, but I think that (the CyberEPQ) is a really good way to be able to enable young people to learn the skills to be able to give them a really good grounding and good foundations to get into cyber security.
Chief Data Officer for Payen, Financial Services Company
…the CyberEPQ, will provide you with the base foundation knowledge that you need to start within cyber security.
Senior Technical Consultant for Cysiam, a Computer and Network Security Company
Had it have not been for the EPQ I would not have been interested in taking up cyber security, after the EPQ had finished I took part in Cyber Discovery and now hold a GIAC in digital forensics and am undertaking a degree in Digital Forensics. It was also amazing to have met so many fantastic people along the way!
CyberEPQ Graduate, studying Cyber Security at Bournemouth University
The University of Plymouth recognises the Qufaro Cyber Security EPQ (CyberEPQ) as a formally accredited City & Guilds qualification that carries up to 28 UCAS points for applications to courses at this university. Moreover, the specific focus on cyber security makes it a welcome addition to A-Levels for those students seeking to study a course in cyber security or computer science.
We welcome the EPQ and would encourage applicants to undertake one as it helps to develop independent study and research skills valuable for higher education.
Queen’s College, Cambridge University
We recognise the EPQ as valuable proof of your capacity for independent learning, as well as your passion for the subject you want to study at a higher level. So when we see it on your UCAS application, it shows us that you’re serious.
University of Birmingham
If you take the EPQ alongside A levels and apply to study at Bath, you could get an offer for most of our courses that is one grade below our typical A level offer.
University of Bath
The skills that students develop through the Extended Project are directly relevant to and useful for university-level study. Students can refer to the Extended Project in their UCAS personal statements and at interview to demonstrate some of the qualities that universities are looking for.
The University of Southampton was the first to introduce an alternative offer scheme for applicants who excel in the EPQ. This additional offer reflects our confidence in the EPQ as an excellent preparation for the kinds of independent study necessary for students to succeed at a research-intensive university such as Southampton.
University of Southampton
Although UK students are not required to take the Extended Project, we appreciate that it provides the opportunity for you to develop important research and academic skills. We encourage you to provide further information on your project in your personal statement and, if invited, at interview as it is often taken into account if you narrowly miss the grades outlined in our offer to you.
My son chose the CyberEPQ because he had entered the apprenticeship programme. He had done his GCSE’s and he wanted to be able to hone his skills to enter the cyber market.
It would enable him to achieve a qualification and place him on a par with A’ Level students in computing.
(The CyberEPQ is) Very modulated, ... the learning is structured and he received a lot of support from his supervisor in areas that he wasn’t sure of.
This (the CyberEPQ) has helped (my son) enormously in that he has now secured a Level four Cyber Security Apprenticeship with the Foreign Commonwealth Office. What put him on a par and what got him the job was the CyberEPQ I think that was absolutely the thing that put him head and shoulders above the other candidates for the position.
Fiona, Parent of Independent Learner with ASD