This is good but not good enough. £20m is jack shit these days, even for a pilot as children spend most of their time surfing online and using it for educational purposes. “Cyber” is like Maths, Science & English. It should be mandatory. Teachers need to be brought up to speed and understand the importance and that is the only way this will work. Service providers are going to go to town with their consultancy services.
From the Department of Culture,Sport & Media
To meet the aim of creating a new cohort of cyber security talent to strengthen the UK’s cyber security skills pipeline, the Department is seeking a service provider/consortium of service providers to develop and deliver an ambitious extracurricular programme for 14–18 year olds who demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm and a high cyber aptitude (latent or developed) for cyber security. Students will embark on a four year study programme of high quality cyber security education and training to gain exceptional quality and sought after cyber security skills and experience. The programme will strengthen the skills pipeline and embed cyber security as an exciting and recognised career choice.
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