GI-CAST Cyber Security Course

We’ve partnered with Nesta and Open University to provide GMB members free access to GI-CAST

GI-CAST is a game-based cyber security course where you will play a series of games and access learning content to introduce you to key cyber security concepts. 

We’ve partnered with Nesta and Open University to provide GMB members free access to GI-CAST, a game-based cyber security training course.

This course could provide you with your first step into the cyber security industry, all for free.

The course uses a unique game-based assessment, which presents you with a series of cyber security scenarios to help assess your intuitive cyber behaviour and current understanding of cyber security concepts.

On completing the game, you’ll be provided with a personalised course pathway to support you with developing knowledge and understanding in cybersecurity.

If you have any questions about this course or any of our GMB Learning programme, please email us at learning@gmb.org.uk

Why should I get into the Cyber Security industry?

With data breaches and cyber-attacks becoming more common and increasingly sophisticated, cyber security professionals have never been in higher demand. 

Cyber security is rapidly evolving with everything going online - shopping, banking, education, social networking, etc. Being safe online as well as helping to keep systems and processes safe, be it at home or in the industry, is an urgent need. There is a substantial shortage of skilled personnel in the industry. 

Advertised positions in Cyber security have doubled in the last two years. Starting salaries for cyber security analysts typically fall between £25,000 and £35,000 


The course designed with inputs from the industry is highly valued by employers. It is also supported by Cisco Academy.

It offers learners who complete the course an opportunity to train and certify in Cisco’s CyberOperations Associate certification and Cybersecurity Essential Certification. Cisco certifications are industry-relevant and pave the way for entry-level cyber security jobs.

The course is endorsed by the CPD standards office and can be used as evidence for continuous professional development. Interested in signing up? Simply register below and you will be redirected to the Open University course page on completion.

GMB members can enrol for free below (non-members will be charged for enrolling on paid courses through GMB platforms). Not a member yet? Join today and get access to all GMB LifeLong Learning offers

Interested in signing up? Simply register below and you will be redirected to the Open University course page on completion. ​

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