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How sure are you that your organisations’s IT systems are protected from attack?
Cyber Scheme provides the highest standard of Government approved examinations available, essential for technical consultants wishing to gain NCSC CHECK status. Qualify with us to join the best in the business.

Who are we?

The Cyber Scheme was established in 2013 to develop robust professional standards for ethical security testers. 

We provide a high quality platform for certification in critical skills areas required to support the UK’s National Cyber Security needs.

The Cyber Scheme has been contracted to operate technical certification for the CHECK assured service scheme operated by The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Our Vision

We believe in making assessments both relevant and accessible to people from all backgrounds working across many different sectors. 

Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. The Cyber Scheme can help all businesses not only reach, but exceed their goals. Our experience helps us create a strategy that perfectly fits your needs.


The right people for the right job!

We aim to provide suitably qualified staff nationwide, working with UK businesses, the academic community and the public sector to help provide digital resilience and protection in the ever-changing world of digital security.

We provide a broad range of assessment services and solutions to help organisations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimise performance and productivity through professionalising their staff.

Don’t get left behind

As organisations embrace growing opportunities within digital environments, they need to increase protection against cyber risk at all levels. We provide professional assessments and certification so that as your business grows, your security needs aren’t left behind. We can help you create and develop the necessary skills within your workforce.

Cyber Scheme Team Member (CSTM) exam – £500+Vat

A pass in this technical qualification is one of the mandatory assurance checks undertaken by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) before CHECK Team Member Status can be awarded.

The exam is suitable for individuals who want formal certification of their understanding of the theory and practical elements of cyber security and the fundamentals of penetration testing. 

Cyber Scheme Team Leader (CSTL) Infrastructure Exam – £1600+VAT

This qualification is one of the mandatory assurance checks undertaken by the NCSC before CHECK Team Leader Status can be awarded. Cyber Scheme award certificates recognised by NCSC as confirmation that the necessary technical standard for CHECK has been met.

The exam is suitable for candidates who require formal certification of an expert level understanding of cyber security and penetration testing.

Cyber Scheme Team Leader (CSTL) Web Application – £1600+VAT

This assessment is structured to simulate a real-world penetration test. It comprises three phases: scoping, a practical examination and an interview.

Candidates must demonstrate expert knowledge of all aspects of conducting a penetration test including legal and ethical issues, vulnerabilities and core capabilities.

We are proud to be a member of the UK Cyber Security Council.