Personal Learning Account

Are you aged over 19 and earning under £26,000? Or, has your employment been negatively impacted by Covid-19? Then this course could be available for free through the Personal Learning Account.

How to apply: To apply through the Personal Learning Account, visit this information page.

Is this course right for me?

CompTIA is the world's largest vendor-neutral IT certification body. The CompTIA Security+ is one of the most in-demand qualifications in IT security. This certification gives you the relevant knowledge and skills needed to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks and devices and other functions needed to be a trusted and reliable IT security professional.

Entry requirements:

There are no formal requirements, but you’ll need a keen interest in the subject.


Online Learning


The course includes exams which are invigilated online and you need to have access to an internet enabled device with a microphone and a webcam.


Once you have completed this course, we recommend you to look at the CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CySA+) Course

Additional campus/course information:

  • Remote Learning

    The CompTIA Security+ course includes:

    • Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
    • Technologies and tools
    • Architecture and design
    • Identity and access management
    • Risk management
    • Cryptography and PKI
    • How to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity and availability