Wolverhampton coding school to provide free cybersecurity courses
A series of free workshops offered by a coding school in Wolverhampton aims to provide an insight into the world of cyber security for secondary schools in the Black Country and Sandwell.
With cyber security being a critical aspect of the UK’s fight against crime and terrorism, School of Coding, the country’s leading coding and computer science educator, is providing free sessions to demonstrate the fundamentals of cyber security, career opportunities, and the pathways to those professions.
Funded by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), the coding school has 200 spots available for its workshops, which are tailored for those aged 14 to 19.
Manny Athwal, School of Coding CEO, said: “More and more of our lives involve technology and connectivity. That means as young people leave school, college, and university, they will increasingly need to understand the languages of coding and firms will need to invest more in their cyber security.
“There is no doubt that this will be an area of employment that will expand rapidly. By getting young people interested now, we are able to show them the basics of what cyber security is and talk to them about the various routes into those careers.
“Through these free courses, we will be able to accommodate a number of schools and we would like to hear from anyone who is interested. Thanks to funding from the DCMS, we can offer the courses at no cost to the schools.”
Last year, the School of Coding offered free cyber security workshops in the Midlands for families with children aged between seven and 17. These workshops provided participants with an understanding of cyber security and its importance, as well as offering advice, guidance and fun activities. The workshops were well-received by hundreds of parents and children, leading to the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) funding the initiative to make it available to schools.
The University of Wolverhampton is also involved in the initiative and provides advice and guidance for students interested in studying cyber security at the university. Schools interested in taking part can contact the School of Coding at 01902 509 209 or visit their website for more information and to book.