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Training with The Cyber Scheme

Acquire the skills, knowledge and techniques required for a career in penetration testing and ethical hacking with our comprehensive training course.

This intensive course takes place over five days in our brand new assessment centre in central Cheltenham. To book please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

The price is £1800 +VAT.

This course will encompass all aspects of cyber security at practitioner level.

The practitioner course is run by Paul Richards, a subject matter expert in ethical hacking and penetration testing who specialises in helping others progress within cyber security through training, mentoring and the highest standard of assessment.

The course is designed to help each and every candidate to be a confident, skilled, well rounded cybersecurity professional. We want you to have proven and tested skills in the current threat theatre.

We believe that thorough understanding, constant questioning, and thought-provoking discussion are the key pillars to retaining knowledge. We allow lots of time for Q & A and will support all of the candidates’ individual needs, its core to our principles that we held candidates navigate through complex technical topics.

We would be delighted if our courses and guidance mean you are successful in whichever qualifications you are studying for (CEH/GPEN/CSTM/LSCP certification and more). The aim of our training is and will always be to give our candidates the skills, knowledge and techniques required for a career in penetration testing and ethical hacking.

Topics to be covered include:

Setting up various operating systems and distros for hacking

Network protocols

Network scanning and device enumeration

Service enumeration and fingerprinting

Vulnerability analysis

Exploitation techniques


Scopes, planning and risk management

Web application hacking techniques

Report writing

Working in Cyber

The laws and regulations around ethical hacking

Password security

Please note:
In keeping with our code of ethics, working in line with standards set by ISO17024, your instructor will have no involvement in the assessing of any exams you subsequently take at this level with The Cyber Scheme for a period of two years.

“My reason for taking the course was to initially introduce myself to Cyber Security, and to learn more about the different areas, Blue and Red teaming being a big part. I am exploring the idea of being a pen tester as a career option.


The assessor was fantastic, he knew vast amounts of information, and could pitch it at every level, he went out of his way to provide me extra. A true professional who allows creativity and ideas to be explored. I hope one day to be able to work with him, and show what I have achieved with the foundations he has given me”.

The price is £1800 +VAT for the five day course. No exams are included with this course.

If you have any questions, require more information or would like to book a place, please fill in the form below.

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Please check our booking conditions here. Invoices need to be paid in full two weeks prior to the course commencement date. Our assessment centre is fully accessible. Please let us know of any special requirements.

Our brand new training and assessment facility is at Eagle Tower, Montpellier Drive, Cheltenham GL50 1TA. Parking is available nearby and there is an on-site café. Full joining instructions will be provided upon request or when a booking is confirmed.

Please click on the links below for details of training providers we can recommend if our course/dates aren’t applicable to you:

North Green Security