Smallpeice Trust and GCHQ offer free course to 16-17 year olds

The Smallpeice Trust has partnered with the GCHQ security agency to to inspire, engage and enlist a generation of teenage tech wizards by creating a series of unique FREE courses across the UK.

Taking place in the summer at six leading Universities, the four day CyberFirst Futures Residential courses will offer 16-17 year olds (Year 12/ S6) students the opportunity to work closely with experts from the GCHQ, The Smallpeice Trust and academia  - gaining an insight into the importance of cyber security and to learn first-hand experience in defending against a cyber-attack. Details of the courses can be found by clicking on the links below:

Locations and dates:

Glasgow Caledonia 26-29th July

University of Birmingham (Girls only) 1-4th August

Plymouth University 8-11 August

Surrey University 15-18th August

Cardiff University 22-25th August

Students must be British nationals and have 5 GCSEs grade C or above (must include Maths and Science).

The cyber sector has seen great investment in recent years and the UK now earns £2bn in cyber security exports. This emerging sector is driving the need for new recruits with good Maths and STEM skills, as cyber security will become a key component for many businesses and individuals. 

Places are FREE  (50 places per location) and will be allocated on a first come basis provided the criteria is met. 

If you have any questions, please contact the team on 01926 333203 or email