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?

This programme has been developed for individuals who wish to transition their career path towards the ever-growing Cyber Security sector as a certified Ethical Hacker. This course ensures you receive specialist training from an internationally recognised awarding body (EC-Council) and master all the technical skills and knowledge required to succeed within the industry, including CompTIA Fundamentals+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA CySA+, Data Breach, and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker. This programme will also ensure you land a job placement within the sector; all candidates who enrol will have the opportunity to participate in a series of ‘Challenge Labs’, one-to-one sessions, recruitment workshops, mock interviews and be introduced to an excellent pool of employers who are actively looking for newly qualified candidates like you.

Entry requirements:

There are no formal requirements but it would be advantageous to:

  • Have a basic or intermediate understanding of computing and networks and:
  • Be a fast learner
  • Be hardworking
  • Be committed to succeed


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 Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Course

Additional campus/course information:

  • Remote Learning

    The course includes: CompTIA Fundamentals+:

    • IT Concepts and Terminology
    • Applications and Software
    • Database Fundamentals
    • Infrastructure
    • Software Development
    • Security

    CompTIA A+:

    • Hardware
    • Networking
    • Mobile Devices
    • Operating Systems
    • Hardware and Networking Troubleshooting
    • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
    • Software Troubleshooting
    • Security
    • Operational Procedures

    CompTIA Network+:

    • Networking Concepts
    • Infrastructure
    • Network Operations
    • Network Security
    • Network Troubleshooting and Tools

    CompTIA Server+:

    • Server Architecture
    • Networking
    • Troubleshooting
    • Server Administration
    • Security
    • Storage