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The Admissions Process

Everyone has the potential to start a career in cyber security. Ready to unlock your potential?

Entry Requirements

We’re removing as many barriers as possible for people who genuinely want to retrain in cyber. That’s why our only competency-based entry requirements are that you feel confident using a computer, and that you are fully committed to learning new skills to pursue your dream cyber career. There are no upper age limits (but you must be 18+) and you don’t need cyber knowledge to apply. Instead of asking for A-levels, work experience, and so on, we ask you to complete some pre-course work. So no matter your background, you’ll have the opportunity to get up to speed before enrolling on the full course. 

Your own laptop or PC

You'll need a suitable device at home to join classes and use the hands-on cyber labs. Our FAQ has recommended specs

Stable internet at 10+mbps

Because CAPSLOCK classes are live and online, you'll need access to stable internet throughout the entire course so you can participate

Webcam & microphone

You'll be required to interact with your tutors and classmates on a daily basis. This includes team-based learning, live classes, and one-to-one support sessions

Quiet place to study

You'll need a quiet place to study and participate in the live classes. The course includes lots of discussion and you'll need to get involved without distraction

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IT literacy

You'll need a foundational level of IT literacy to join the course. This is simply knowing your way around a PC. Things like using Word, Excel, installing Chrome, etc.

Able to attend 90%+ of classes

Becuase of live classes are interactive and include team-based learning, you'll need to be there at least 90% of the time.

English language competency

You need to be able to communicate with your tutors, classmates, and mentors using spoken English. You'll also be required to write reports too.

Appetite to learn & succeed

The main pre-requisite we want to see from CAPLSOCK applicants is a desire to learn, a motivation for success.

COURSE START DATES

Full-time start dates

Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm

March 22nd
2021

Application deadline: 15th Feb 2021

August 9th
2021

Application deadline: 9th July 2021

January 4th
2022

Application deadline: 31st Nov, 2021

Part-time start dates

Monday-Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm + up to 3 Saturdays a month, 9:30am – 12:30pm

February 22nd
2021

Application Deadline: 31st Jan 2021
Urgent enrollments: [email protected]

August 23rd
2021

Application deadline: 19th July 2021

February 4th
2022

Application deadline: 4th Jan 2021

COURSE SCHEDULES
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Classes run Monday-Friday for 16 weeks

Warm-up & pre-reading can be done in your own time. You'll be required to undertake 1 to 2 hours of independent study per day around the timetabled classes.

Classes run Monday-Thursday for 26 weeks

You will also join a Saturday morning class (9:30am-12:30pm) up to 3 times per month.

Warm-up & pre-reading can be done in your own time. You'll be required to undertake 1 to 2 hours of independent study per day around the timetabled classes. 

  • Full-time | Daytime schedule
  • Part-time | Evenings & weekends



Classes run Monday-Friday for 16 weeks.

Warm-up & pre-reading can be done in your own time. You'll be required to undertake 1 to 2 hours of independent study per day around the timetabled classes. 



Classes run Monday-Thursday, 6pm - 9pm and the course lasts 26 weeks.

You will also join a morning class on Saturday mornings (9:30am-12:30pm), up to 3 times a month.

Warm-up & pre-reading can be done in your own time. You'll be required to undertake 1 to 2 hours of independent study per day around the timetabled classes. 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1: Register & Apply

When you click ‘Apply Now’ you’ll be asked to register. This creates your CAPSLOCK account where you can manage the rest of your application. You’ll need around 15 minutes to go through this process. 

Step 2: Pre-course Work

In pre-course, you’ll be able to access free learning content and cyber labs. For those newer to tech and cyber, you’ll be able to get up to the required knowledge level before enrolling on the full course and get a free taster of what cyber is going to be like. 

Step 3: Finance Application

Unless you’re paying up-front, you’ll need to apply for your preferred tuition finance. This will be with our tuition partners, StepEx (ISA) or Lendwise (Loan). 

Step 4: Enrol at CAPSLOCK

Learn from anywhere with Wi-fi. Our digital campus and virtual classrooms allow you to be ‘on-campus’, with immersive instructor-led classes.