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NCSC recognises UWE Bristol’s cybersecurity degree apprenticeship course


UWE Bristol has recently had its degree apprenticeship course recognised by the UK’s cybersecurity experts for offering top quality education and training.

The Integrated Degree Apprenticeship in Cyber Security at UWE Bristol was certified in the latest round of the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) certified degree initiative.

For the first time, students can now obtain a NCSC-certified qualification by pursuing a part-time employment, part-time study integrated course, expanding the range of pathways into cybersecurity recognised by the NCSC, a part of GCHQ.

“A beacon of excellence in cybersecurity education across the region”

Ian Johnson, Associate Head of Department Information Science and Co-Director of UWE Cyber, said: “As an NCSC recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education we are very proud of both this recognition for our integrated degree apprenticeship and our partnership with Gloucestershire College, enhancing our reputation as a beacon of excellence in cybersecurity education across the region.”

The certification initiative aims to help students make informed decisions about the courses on offer and to set a high standard of cybersecurity teaching across UK institutions.

Chris Ensor, NCSC Deputy Director for Cyber Growth, added: “It’s fantastic to see more university degrees certified for providing first-rate cybersecurity education – including degree apprenticeship courses for the first time. Our certified degree initiative now recognises a range of pathways into cybersecurity, helping more students make informed decisions about their careers.”

“I am delighted that UWE Bristol’s Integrated Degree Apprenticeship in Cyber Security is now certified by the NCSC, giving prospective students yet another route into a cybersecurity career.

“I believe this recognition will help prospective students make more informed choices about the courses that are on offer and give employers the confidence that their apprentices will be given the foundations on which to build valued industry skills.”