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Public Sector Cyber Upskilling Fund Autumn/Winter 2023

Are you interested in upskilling your employees in the field of cybersecurity,  at no cost to your organisation?   

Now is the time, with support from the Public Sector Cyber Upskilling Fund.  

This scheme is funded by the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit and is administered by ScotlandIS, the trade body and cluster management organisation for digital technology in Scotland. The aim of the fund is to help public sector bodies improve and accredit the cybersecurity skills of their employees, which in turn will help to make the organisation more cyber resilient.   

We would particularly welcome applications from employees within EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) target groups. management organisation for digital technology in Scotland. The fund will be allocated on a first come, first served arrangement so you should act fast to avoid disappointment.   

As an employer, you can claim up to £5000 per employee (maximum of £7000 per organisation) to pay for cyber skills training for your employees. Simply fill out an application for each employee stating the course or qualification they wish to take and its cost. You can find information and guidance about professional certification or other training available here.

In the first instance we are inviting applications from public sector bodies who work in the following organisations: 

  • Emergency Services  
  • Local Authorities  
  • NHS Boards  
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency   
  • Scottish Water  

Please note that priority will be given to these organisations who meet the criteria and were unable to secure funding previously. 

This is a quick and easy way to access skills funding for employees, nurturing your workforce and adding value to your organisation.  

You can apply for the fund here or contact for further information.

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