Cyber Skills Pathways Open For Applications

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Applications are now open for Cyber Skills Pathways for January 2022. Pathways will provide you with the cyber security knowledge, skills and training needed to upskill and enhance your career in ICT.

Cyber Skills

Cyber Skills are Ireland’s leading experts in cybersecurity education, combining the expertise of four of Ireland’s top universities, Munster Technological University, University College Dublin, University of Limerick and Technological University Dublin working closely with Industry to provide you with Cyber Security skills needed in the workplace today.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security is the fastest growing, in-demand field of ICT and there is a significant shortage of skills in this sector, both nationally and globally. Therefore, as an ICT professional with cybersecurity qualifications your skillset is among the most sought after in Industry. 


In close collaboration with Industry, Cyber Skills have developed Pathways, which have been designed to satisfy the needs of the workplace. The pathways are focused on providing the learner with the necessary skills for a specific work role, to provide targeted skills for your job needs.

Applications are open now for fully online courses starting January 2022. Learn more below and discover which pathway is best suited for you.

Cyberskills Pathways 

Certificate in Secure Network Operations (Level 8)

Secure Network Operations Special Purpose Award is designed to provide Networking Professionals with the skills required to securely manage networks. 

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Certificate in Secure Software Development (Level 9)

Secure Software Development Special Purpose Award is designed to give Software Professionals the skills they need to securely design, develop and assess software systems. 

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Certificate in Secure Systems Architecture (Level 9)

Secure Systems Architecture Special Purpose Award is designed to provide the experienced Systems Architect with the cyber security skills needed to design secure systems. 

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These QQI accredited qualifications have been developed in close alignment with the NIST NICE CyberSecurity Workforce framework. The framework has been developed in a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. Cyber Skills is aligned to the NIST NICE framework work roles. 

The framework provides a common definition of cybersecurity work roles using a comprehensive list of cybersecurity tasks along with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform those tasks. This has allowed us to describe learning outcomes which align to well recognised definitions of knowledge and skills.

Learn more about Cyber Skills and courses available here

Cyber Skills Pathways Open For Applications


Steven Galvin

Certificate in Trade Mark Law at The Law Society Of Ireland - Diploma Centre
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science at TU Dublin


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