The cyber threat is simply part of doing business in the 21st century. The PGI team has been helping our clients to manage this risk by supporting the development of cyber security capabilities. We usually begin helping organisations by educating business leaders to understand the threat so they can make the correct investment decisions to effectively defend their organisation’s assets. They are provided with the knowledge on what capabilities exist, to help determine which might be needed.

Our extensive range of training covers the breadth of cyber security; from awareness training—that can reduce the risk by as much as 80%—to technical skills training that enables organisations to create or manage their own cyber security capability and increase staffing resource capacity. We also have extensive experience creating skills frameworks and educational syllabuses tailored to specific organisational requirements and learning objectives, including developing individual’s career paths spanning the next ten years.

Our training

Take a look below at our extensive range of training courses designed to help your organisation understand and combat cyber security threats – either individually or within a programme. PGI Cyber Academy also delivers bespoke training to its clients – to build courses or programmes suited to specific purposes and learning outcomes.

Awareness and Education


  • Executive Cyber Awareness Read more Read less

    Our NCSC-Certified Training in Executive Cyber Awareness provides board members or business leaders with the knowledge and relevant context to grasp organisational critical technical and people factors, involving cyber security.

    This NCSC-Certified Training is available in a 1-day format, or alternatively we can work with you to determine the appropriate message and critical learning outcomes tailored to your audience – and within a suitable duration that fits around participant availability.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises.

  • 1-2-1 Expert Briefings Read more Read less

    Our cyber security experts have demonstrable experience providing individual briefings to non-executive board members, ministers and senior government officials – using discreet educational methods such as online threat profiling or providing tailored advice and coaching.

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  • Cyber Security Fundamentals Read more Read less

    Our NCSC-Certified Training in Cyber Security Fundamentals provides an effective introduction to cyber security for those responsible or accountable for the protection of business assets, such as senior IT management or a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

    This NCSC-Certified Training is available in a 2-day format or alternatively we can work with you to determine the appropriate message and learning outcomes tailored to your audience – and within a suitable duration that fits around participant availability.

    This training can be delivered virtually, at our London or Bristol facilities, or at our clients’ premises; training is typically for group bookings only.

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  • Cyber Security Awareness Read more Read less

    Our Cyber Security Awareness training is tailored to provide participants with appropriate information and digestible depth of knowledge to help secure business systems and networks.

    Learning will encourage growth of an organisation’s security-minded culture—protecting business assets such corporate intellectual property, improving data protection—and invoke good online behaviours to reduce corporate risk.

    Various training formats are available for all levels of staff within an organisation or training can be department-focused. We will work with you to determine the appropriate message and learning outcomes tailored to your audience – and within a suitable duration that fits around participant availability.

    This training can be delivered virtually, at our Bristol facility or at our clients’ premises; training is typically for group bookings only.

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Information Security


  • Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) Read more Read less

    Our British Computer Society (BCS) Accredited Training will help professionals develop their knowledge of the core concepts relating to information security, which can be used to gain the internationally recognised Foundation Certificate in information Security Management Principles qualification.

    The training allows participants to grasp a clear understanding of information security management issues including risk management, security standards, legislation and business continuity. The BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles exam will be undertaken on Day 5 of training.

    This training can be delivered virtually, at our London or Bristol facilities, or at our clients’ premises; training is typically for group bookings only.

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  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Read more Read less

    Our Lead Auditor training provides the required skills to design, perform and manage cyber security audits to assess an organisation’s compliance with an ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS). Participants will be able to lead an audit team to perform audits, prepare audit reports and communicate them to authorised parties.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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  • Practitioner Certificate in Information Assurance Architecture Read more Read less

    Our BCS-aligned information assurance architecture training provides the required knowledge and necessary skills to design and oversee the development, implementation and configuration of cyber security systems and networks.

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Assurance Architecture exam.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Read more Read less

    Our CISSP training and mentoring is designed for experienced cyber security professionals, to provide them with the knowledge—in a wide range of cyber security topics—required to lead, manage, and prepare an organisation for cyber security transformation.

    Our CISSP training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only, and our expert CISSP mentoring can be undertaken within a suitable duration that fits around participant availability.

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Cyber Security Testing (Red Team)


  • Ethical Hacking Associate (CPSA) Read more Read less

    Our CREST-Approved and NCSC-Certified Ethical Hacking Associate training teaches participants the practitioner skills required to effectively operate as a junior member of a Penetration Testing or Red Team. It may also be beneficial for junior team members within other technical roles who have these duties. Participants will then be able to support other senior members of relevant cyber security teams.

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) exam.

    This training can be delivered virtually, at our London or Bristol facilities, or at our clients’ premises; training is typically for group bookings only.

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  • Qualified Security Team Member (QSTM) Read more Read less

    Our Tigerscheme Qualified Security Team Member (QSTM) training provides 4 days of content that enables participants to discover security specialist techniques and skills used for conducting professional ethical hacking and penetration testing engagements in real-world environments – delivered by an experienced and qualified penetration tester.

    At qualified level (CHECK Team Member equivalent), the assessment is based on a written paper, a practical element, a multiple choice paper and a brief interview – all conducted on the fifth and final day.

    This training is available for group or public bookings and can be delivered virtually or at our Bristol or London premises. However, the Assessments must be taken in person, at our premises.

    An Assessment-only option can be booked, when there is sufficient demand and assessor availability.

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  • Penetration Testing Practitioner (CRT) Read more Read less

    Our CREST-Approved Penetration Testing Practitioner training is designed for intermediate level penetration testing professionals. It will provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to conduct authorised attempts to penetrate computer systems or networks and physical premises—using realistic threat techniques—to evaluate their security and detect potential vulnerabilities.

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT) exam.

    This training can be delivered virtually, at our London or Bristol facilities, or at our clients’ premises; training is typically for group bookings only.

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  • Web Testing Specialist Read more Read less

    Our CREST-aligned training for the Certified Infrastructure Tester (CCIPT) exam is designed for senior security professionals with the aim of providing participants with the advanced level of knowledge and skills required for an experienced member of a Penetration Testing or Red Team.

    Participants will expand their technical understanding beyond the core concepts of web application technology and learn how to identify and demonstrably exploit vulnerabilities that can occur due to bad practice.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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  • Infrastructure Testing Specialist Read more Read less

    Our CREST-aligned training for the Certified Web Application Tester (CCWAT) exam is designed for senior security professionals with the aim of providing participants with the advanced level of knowledge and skills required for an experienced member of a Penetration Testing or Red Team.

    Participants will expand their technical understanding beyond the core concepts of networks and operating systems infrastructure and learn how to identify and demonstrably exploit vulnerabilities that can occur due to bad practice.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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Protection and Defence (Blue Team)


  • CompTIA Network+ Read more Read less

    As a CompTIA Authorised Partner, our Network+ training is directly aligned to the latest CompTIA Network+ exam syllabus.

    Participants will learn how to demonstrate and consolidate their knowledge and baseline skills of installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and supporting a network, and understanding various aspects of networking technologies, including TCP/IP and the OSI model.

    This training is applicable to new graduates and junior team members in any cyber security role who have ideally already attained the CompTIA A+ qualification or equivalent operational experience.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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  • CompTIA Security+ Read more Read less

    As a CompTIA Authorised Partner, our Security+ training is directly aligned to the latest CompTIA Security+ exam syllabus.

    Participants will be provided with the knowledge required to perform cyber security functions, including organisational system trouble-shooting and learning how to address network security incidents.

    This training is applicable to junior cyber security professionals who have ideally already attained the CompTIA Network+ qualification or equivalent operational experience.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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  • SOC Analyst Read more Read less

    Our NCSC-Certified Training as a SOC Analyst, introduces the relevant terminology, context and main principles associated with security operations within an organisation.

    It provides participants—who are already familiar with operational IT experience—with a good grounding to understand the basic knowledge and purpose of SOC functions and effective orientation of architecture and SIEMs.

    The training ensures the foundation cyber security skills to help protect an organisation from threats are acquired, supporting a wider protection and defensive capability, upskilling individuals to become Tier 1 SOC Analysts.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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  • Digital Forensics & Incident Response Associate (CPIA) Read more Read less

    Our CREST-Approved and NCSC-Certified Digital Forensics and Incident Response Associate training provides participants with the necessary skills required to investigate, analyse and respond to cyber security incidents. This includes the collection of digital evidence to support the investigation of cyber security incidents by deriving useful information, which can be used to mitigate system and network vulnerabilities.

    This training is suitable for those beginning a role in a CSIRT, CIRT, CERT, SOC, or operational IT staff whose responsibilities include the aforementioned duties.

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the CREST Practitioner Intrusion Analyst (CPIA) exam.

    This training can be delivered virtually, at our London or Bristol facilities, or at our clients’ premises; training is typically for group bookings only.

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  • Digital Forensics & Incident Response Practitioner (CRIA) Read more Read less

    Our CREST-Approved and NCSC-Certified Digital Forensics & Incident Response Practitioner training provides participants with the advanced level skills required to understand how to:

    • Plan an investigation;
    • Prioritise and analyse forensics data;
    • Establish the cause, purpose and potential impact of the incident.

    Participants will learn how to correlate events from multiple forensics data sources to provide reports presenting a narrative.

    This training is suitable for those experienced and already working in a role within a CSIRT, CIRT, CERT, SOC, or operational IT staff whose responsibilities include the aforementioned duties.

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the CREST Registered Intrusion Analyst (CRIA) exam.

    This training can be delivered virtually, at our London or Bristol facilities or at our clients’ premises; training is typically for group bookings only.

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Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)


  • Associate Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Read more Read less

    Our CREST-aligned training provides aspiring Threat Intelligence Analysts with the entry level skills required to take on a junior member role of a threat intelligence analysis team.

    Participants will understand the core concepts associated with practitioner cyber threat intelligence functions and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge required to operate effectively in support of a cyber threat analyst within a security operations centre (SOC).

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst (CPTIA) exam.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst (CRTIA) Read more Read less

    Our CREST-Approved Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst training provides existing cyber security practitioners with the intermediate level skills required for a member of a threat intelligence analysis team.

    Participants will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge required to operate effectively as a cyber threat analyst within a security operations centre (SOC).

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the CREST-Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst (CRTIA) exam.

    This training can be delivered virtually, at our London or Bristol facilities, or at our clients’ premises; training is typically for group bookings only.

     

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager Read more Read less

    Our CREST-aligned training provides the required skills for an individual to manage functions and activities related to cyber threat intelligence—such as collecting and analysing multi-source information about cyber security threats—to derive and report indicators that help organisations detect and predict cyber incidents and protect systems and networks from cyber threats.

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the CREST Certified Threat Intelligence Manager (CCTIM) exam.

    This training can be delivered virtually or at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)


  • Industrial Control Systems Security Analyst Read more Read less

    Our industry leading experts deliver this training to provide individuals with the intermediate level skills required to analyse the security events of ICS/OT environments – to detect and mitigate cyber security threats.

    Topics cover an overview of ICS systems and networking, how to secure ICS, and security incident handling in ICS environment. Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) exam.

    This training can be delivered at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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  • Industrial Control Systems Security Practitioner Read more Read less

    Our industry leading experts deliver this training to provide individuals with the practitioner level skills required to monitor and investigate security events within an ICS/OT environment – to detect, analyse and implement technical and non-technical measures to mitigate cyber security threats and ensure ICS/OT operations are able to continue by using incident response procedures.

    Training is aligned to support individuals seeking to undertake the GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID) exam.

    This training can be delivered at our clients’ premises for group bookings only.

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  • Cyber security training tailored to your needs

    The PGI Cyber Academy will work with you to identify the cyber skills and knowledge gaps in your organisation and provide a dedicated training needs analysis to reduce those gaps. The PGI Cyber Academy provides blended learning approaches, including hands-on, practical classroom training, online and immersive exercises, using our powerful and realistic cyber training environment.

     

    Our programmes have been implemented by our clients, corporate partners and core government departments in the UK/Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

     

  • Cyber security training anywhere

    As a global company we understand that it is not always practical or cost effective for your people to travel across the world to receive training- we can deliver training either at the PGI Cyber Academy in Bristol, remotely to learners online or, in some circumstances, on your premises. We have in-depth experience designing, building and operating training courses, programmes or entire Cyber Academies internationally, regardless of the size or scale of the requirement.

     

    We also understand that cyber training needs vary considerably according to an organisation’s size, sector and geographical distribution. Our flexible approach and capability means we can tailor our training to your specific cultural or linguistic requirements.

     

    Whether you are based in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas or Asia-Pacific, our vast experience in international training means we can bring our world-class training to you.

     

  • About our trainers

    All of our specialist trainers operate as industry-accredited, qualified cyber security practitioners.

     

    They have real-world experience working in a multitude of industries and environments, assessing and defending against the most common or advanced threats. They bring a wealth of experience from government, commercial or law enforcement backgrounds which—when combined—allows for excellent direction, mentoring and support for a cyber professional to learn, grow and seek guidance from.

     

About our training

Our training courses meet nationally set standards and accreditations and—where appropriate—are aligned with the excellent work on cyber or information security careers that is conducted by academic or university partners as well as Tigerscheme, CompTIA, CREST, BCS and Cyber Scheme, and as NCSC-Certified Training.

Alongside our purpose-built training infrastructure, the PGI Cyber Academy provides expert coaching and mentoring by industry professionals across the cyber security domain who engage daily with the threats affecting organisations.

The PGI Cyber Academy delivers training programmes across the spectrum of functions and roles – examples include:

  • Security Operation Centre (SOC) analysts
  • Penetration testers
  • Vulnerability assessors
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence analysts
  • Incident response practitioners
  • Digital forensic analysts
  • Operational IT staff
  • Governance, risk and compliance assessors
  • Security architects
  • Auditors and implementers
  • Project managers
  • Executive and management
  • Law enforcement, Armed Forces and government staff with cyber security or investigative responsibilities

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