17 August 2017
Students of the first cyber security course to emerge from Bletchley Park Qufaro received notification of their results today. Qufaro aims to make it simpler to access cyber-specific educational and innovation opportunities.
Fifty-eight students have completed an online CyberEPQ (Extended Project Qualification), equivalent to an AS-level and Qufaro’s first offering. Half of the students for this first course were mature students seeking an opportunity to switch career.
These successful students will be invited to a graduation in Block H, the home of the wartime codebreaking Colossus computer, at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park in September.
Alastair MacWillson, chair of Qufaro and cyber security expert, said, “We warmly congratulate the first students on their success. This first intake indicated the quality of students and the demand and enthusiasm for the course.
“Our plan to simplify the career pathway for budding cyber professionals is progressing well and the revitalisation of the code-breakers’ buildings at Bletchley Park is capturing imaginations across the cyber sector. Already we have had more than 150 enquiries applications for the second online course starting this autumn.”
The Qufaro plan to restore and refurbish historic Bletchley Park buildings to accommodate The National College of Cyber Security, including residential space for students and facilities for onsite courses, is underway.
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