The Cybersecurity Skilling Programme, initiated by the National Cybersecurity Coordination Centre for Malta under the umbrella of MITA, represents a significant stride in bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity expertise. Launched as part of the NextGenerationEU Programme, the project is fully funded by the Recovery and Resilience Facility fund. This strategic move underscores Malta’s commitment to cybersecurity preparedness and resilience.

Overview of the Cybersecurity Skilling Programme

Program duration: 2023-2025

The programme offers individuals diverse upskilling opportunities in cybersecurity through a series of specialised and generic training courses. These courses are scheduled at different time windows, providing flexibility for participants to engage based on their availability and preferences.

Administration and coordination

MITA, serving as the National Coordination Centre (NCC-MT) within Malta, has established a dedicated team within its Information Security and Governance Department (ISGD) to oversee the Cybersecurity Skilling Programme. This ensures focused management and delivery of high-quality training.

Program components

  • Part-time training courses: The programme accommodates part-time training courses suitable for individuals with varied schedules.
  • Live-online sessions: Sessions comprise practical and theory-based content, delivered by professional tutors with substantial experience in cybersecurity.
  • One-to-one interactions: Participants benefit from one-to-one interactions with qualified trainers, enhancing the learning experience.
  • Self-study hours: The programme includes self-study hours to reinforce theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Learning assessments: Assessments are integrated to gauge participants’ progress and understanding.

Opportunities for Participants

  • Upskilling opportunity: Participants have the chance to enhance their skills and knowledge in cybersecurity.
  • Academic certification: Successful completion of the course leads to the awarding of an academic certification.
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPEs): The programme provides opportunities for Continuing Professional Education, adding value to participants’ professional development.
  • No-cost commitment: The programme is fully funded, requiring only the commitment of participants’ time and dedication.

Eligibility and registration

Motivated individuals eager to learn and meet specific eligibility criteria for each course are encouraged to apply. The targeted criteria vary depending on the nature of the course.

Interested individuals can register their interest to receive timely notifications when courses become available.

Important Information

Details regarding specific courses, terms and conditions, and any updates will be made available upon the publishing of the respective courses. The information is subject to change, with MITA retaining the right to update it.

The Cybersecurity Skilling Programme not only addresses the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals but also reflects Malta’s proactive approach to building a robust digital defense infrastructure. By offering comprehensive training and leveraging funding from the Recovery and Resilience Facility, Malta aims to fortify its cybersecurity landscape and contribute to a secure digital future.

Digital technology / specialisation

  • cyber_skills_academy

Digital skill level

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • Malta

Type of initiative

EU institutional initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
  • Digital skills for all

Target language

  • English
  • Maltese

Methodology

 Skilling Programme 

Target group

  • High Achievers
  • Persons requiring employment retraining
  • Low Achievers

Skills resource type

Other training material

Organization