£1 million cyber training offer – funding a cyber security qualification for your council

The Local Government Association has been awarded £1 million from the National Cyber Security Programme to fund local government officers in England to undertake a professionally certified course, as part of a sector-wide skills uplift.

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Supporting councils to respond to cyber threats

We are supporting councils to develop the cyber security skills and knowledge needed to respond to cyber threats.

Is your council ready to respond to a cyber attack? Do you have the cyber security knowledge and skills needed, within your IT teams?

There is potential to fund an officer from every council in England to undertake a professionally certified qualification, from the list below:

Apply now 

Based on the information you provide in your application form, we will assess the needs of each council and allocate funds appropriately. This is a time-limited offer and the deadline to apply is Friday 8 April, 6pm.

If you have any questions related to this opportunity or any aspect of our Cyber programme, please email us at LGAcybersecurity@local.gov.uk