Digital Careers Upskill Programme

Can I learn cyber security on my own and should I learn cyber security skills?

14th Jun 2022 Digital Careers Upskill Programme

There are significant benefits to learning cyber security, not only from a business perspective, but also personally too.

Cyber security training can allow you to:

  • increase your earning potential with the starting salary in cyber security around £25,000 increasing to £70,000+ in senior roles.
  • travel the world due to the demand for cyber security roles and volume of global cyber attacks.
  • continue to scale your personal and professional growth as cyber attacks evolve.

But why else should you learn cyber security skills?

Learning cyber security can offer a broad range of opportunities, according to information from, including:

  • Network Security - for IT to work, data must flow smoothly and securely.
  • Security Management - security managers oversee the security strategies across an entire business, including risk management, data privacy and firewalls.
  • Penetration Testing – the aim is to find vulnerabilities in a client's security system before an attacker can exploit them.

With technology advancing all the time and hackers becoming increasingly savvy, the role of working in cyber security offers diverse work in a range of roles and industries and plenty of opportunities through a growing demand for these skills.  

Through the Digital Careers Upskill Programme, learning a new skill in the digital world has never been easier. The course is delivered via a blend of online learning and classroom training, offering flexibility around work commitments.

The Digital Careers Upskill Programme offers businesses and employed individuals in Greater Manchester digital training in 3 areas: Cyber Security, Software Development and Data Analysis, with three key benefits:

  • It’s fully-funded through Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the European Social Fund, which means you don’t pay anything
  • It’s flexible so it can work around you and your commitments
  • It’s a Level 3 Microsoft-accredited course

This course will provide you with the necessary skills to increase your earning potential and take your career aspirations to new heights, whether you’re in an existing digital career or looking to get started in one.

Fill out the contact form here and a member of the team will contact you with more information.

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