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 manage their own cyber security capability. We also have experience creating syllabuses tailored to specific organisational requirements and learning objectives, including developing individual’s career paths spanning the next ten years..

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 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 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, in for form of GCHQ Certified Training (GCT).

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:

  • Incident response practitioners
  • SOC staff
  • Penetration testers
  • Executive and Managers
  • IT operational
  • Auditors and risk assessors
  • Police, Armed Forces and government cyber training

Our courses

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 GCHQ Certified Executive Cyber Awareness course allows you, as a leader or a manager of your organisation, to grasp the business critical issues of cyber security.

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals Read more Read less

    Our two day GCHQ Certified Cyber Security Fundamentals course is an introduction to cyber awareness for those responsible and accountable for the protection of business data such as senior IT management or a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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  • Cyber Security Awareness Read more Read less

    Our one day Cyber Security Awareness course will provide you with a thorough understanding of cyber security as well as the associated threats, risks and different mitigation strategies for managing relevant issues.

    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. For more information please get in touch via our the contact form below, through our direct phone line, or by email at clientservices@pgitl.com

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Information Security and Risk Management


  • GDPR Practitioner Read more Read less

    Our two day GDPR Practitioner course will provide a practical overview of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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  • Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management Read more Read less

    Our five day course provides foundation knowledge of the terminology and principles of information risk management.

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

    Our five day BCS accredited CISMP course will help you develop your knowledge of the core concepts relating to information security, which can be used to gain an internationally recognised qualification.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

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

    Our five day Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam preparation course provides you with a clear understanding of the information security principles and background knowledge required to operate as an effective Information Security Manager within the eight security domains as set out by (ISC)2.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

Technical Security / Practitioner


  • Cyber Scheme Team Member (CSTM) Read more Read less

    In partnership with IRM our five day course is designed to help qualify penetration testers to test on government and commercial systems, which alongside gaining security clearance will support obtaining CHECK Team Member status.

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  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Read more Read less

    Our two day Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) course will teach you to obtain intelligence from publicly available information.

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  • Ethical Hacker Associate Read more Read less

    Our five day course covers current techniques and associated skills used for ethical hacking and penetration testing.

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

    Our five day TigerScheme Qualified Security Team Member course covers current techniques and associated skills used for ethical hacking and penetration testing.

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  • Incident Response for IT Staff Read more Read less

    As an IT professional, become a malware hunter and defender for your organisation; be able to identify suspicious activity on a corporate system and, from network traffic, be able to discover and investigate high-end cyber threats.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

  • SOC Analyst Read more Read less

    Our five day GCHQ Certified Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst course puts you at the forefront of your organisation for monitoring for potential network security incidents. The course has been designed by operational SOC professionals to give you imperative insight into the mind of an attacker, and the vendor agnostic skills and operational knowledge required to work in a fully functioning SOC.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

  • SOC Incident Responder Read more Read less

    Our GCHQ Certified Security Operations Centre (SOC) Incident Responder course puts you at the forefront of monitoring and then effectively reacting to potential security incidents. The course provides experienced cyber security professionals with deep understanding of: attacker tactics, digital forensics (disk, memory and network), malware analysis and interfacing directly with respective parties and stakeholders to perform first line incident response.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

  • CompTIA Security+ Read more Read less

    Our five day CompTIA Security+ course will teach you how to develop your information security skills. An examination voucher is included with this course.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

  • CompTIA Network+ Read more Read less

    This four day course provides foundational networking skills with an examination recognised by security professionals and organisations globally. An examination voucher is included with this course.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only.

Information Assurance / Practitioner


  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Read more Read less

    Develop the necessary expertise to audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognised audit principles, procedures and techniques.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Read more Read less

    Develop the necessary expertise to support an organisation in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

  • ISO 27035 Lead Incident Manager Read more Read less

    Develop the necessary expertise to support an organisation in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System (ISMS). Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to manage information security incidents in time by being familiar with an incident life cycle.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only.

  • Practitioner Certificate in Information Assurance Architecture Read more Read less

    Prepare for a career in security architecture by becoming a Security Architect; a senior-level enterprise architect role, either within a dedicated security team or as part of an Enterprise Architecture team.

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    Please note: This course can be booked for groups or within our programmes only. 

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