Improving information risk management by raising the level of cyber security and information assurance skills across the UK is a recognised UK Government commitment. Information Assurance (IA) Certification is widely available to the IA industry but what is less visible is reputable training courses to support learning and development within these sectors.
Why Accredited Training
In order to assist professionals who aspire to qualification or those who wish to acquire, maintain or extend their knowledge and capability, CREST will accredit the content of courses in IA and cyber security against the syllabus for the CREST qualification.
In this way, anyone attending an accredited training course will know, in advance, how the content of that course will improve particular skills and, in some cases, advance capability against the skills required within the CREST qualification that they seek.
Accredited Training Course Providers
Any organisation that provides information assurance or cyber security training can become an Approved CREST Training provider by submitting their quality processes in place to control training delivery. Once an organisation has been approved as a Training Provider they will be able to submit modules for assessment and accreditation will be awarded against the appropriate CREST syllabus area. Organisations will then be able to market their successfully assessed module as “CREST Accredited” and use the CREST Accredited logo to promote them.
Each module submitted must be created, signed off and delivered by an appropriately CREST qualified staff member.
Once a Module has been accredited, it will be referenced on the CREST website on the Training pages and in both the Examination Preparation Material matrix and on each of the examination pages to which the course module(s) relate. CREST reserve the right to conduct a full re-assessment after three years if appropriate.
Once a Modulehas been successfully assessed, its details are promoted on the CREST website and via our social media channels. Individuals are then free to select courses that most closely match their particular development needs.
Organisations wishing to develop their staff along a particular career path can also utilise this mechanism to identify the most appropriate course(s).
Providers will also be entitled and encouraged to use the CREST logo in the promotion of their successfully assessed Modules.
To enquire about becoming an Approved Training Provider, please contact [email protected] with the subject title “Approved Training Provider”.