Welcome to Cyber Education from PA Consulting

About us

Launched in 2001 as 7Safe Limited, we have been a leading specialist provider of cyber security training and professional development for over 20 years. Today, as PA Consulting, we deliver advanced cyber security training courses and programmes, certifications and professional cyber development to private and public sector organisations and teams in both the UK and overseas.

Each year we train over 750 delegates from organisations from all sectors, including UK Government, law enforcement agencies, financial services, consumer, and professional services.

We currently have a portfolio of over 20 industry-accredited technical training courses authored and delivered by our practising consultants who bring their real-life experiences to the classroom.

We also offer self-paced online training courses and cyber security awareness training courses, including executive and board-level briefing and awareness sessions.

Need advice on Training and Professional Development?

To develop your knowledge and skills in the latest growing cyber security techniques, email a member of the Education Team or call +44 (0)1763 285285.

Multiple Training Formats

PA’s courses come in three primary formats to fit your schedule, budget, skill-level and preferred learning style. Whether you want to learn remotely, online at your own pace, or on a face-to-face classroom-based course, PA offers you the highest-quality learning experience.

Our hands-on classroom courses are led by an experienced instructor at PA’s training centre, partner locations, or delivered directly at your business premises.

We can offer many of our courses as virtual classroom courses and are designed to recreate the classroom-based training experience online, enabling full interaction with the instructor leading the course.

Whether it’s a short course or an ExpertTrack, PA’s online courses (delivered via the FutureLearn platform) are extremely flexible and allow you to learn at your own pace, in your own time, and from wherever you want. When you sign up to one of PA’s online learning courses, you’ll gain immediate access to it and can start to learn straight away from any compatible device.

Not sure where to start?

Are you new to Cyber Education from PA Consulting, or unsure of the subject area or skill level to select for your next training course? We’re happy to offer advice and guidance to find the right courses for your immediate skill development and to meet your long-term career goals.

Our ​​Training Locations

PA offers you a choice of venues designed to suit your needs and budget, starting with our flagship training centre* close to the vibrant City of Cambridge.

At the Global Innovation and Technology Centre (GITC), our trainers use purpose-built facilities to create the right environment in which to provide ‘hands-on’ ethical hacking and digital forensic training. Using the latest equipment and techniques are just ​some of the benefits of studying at GITC; others include:

  • Free lunch and coffee throughout your course
  • Air-conditioned training rooms in well-lit, spacious surroundings
  • Free on-site car parking with no restrictions for private car users
  • Near to major road network (M11/A10/A505) and train stations
  • Only 36 minutes by train from central London

Many of our delegates remark that our approach is different and advantageous because of the personal attention they receive in this unique educational setting.

Where to find us

PA, Global Innovation and Technology Centre, Back Lane, Melbourn, Cambridge, SG8 6DP

(*due to a refurbishment of our offices we are currently using venues for training within our local area)

On-site training

For groups of 8 people or more, we can deliver our ​cyber security training courses, or tailor-made digital security training programmes to meet your company’s cyber skills requirements at your premises or at a third-party location.


Onsite cyber training

In addition to our publically scheduled courses delivered at our training centre in Melbourn, Cambridge, we can deliver our ethical hacking training coursessecurity awareness training or bespoke digital security training programmes on client premises or at third party locations, subject to a minimum number of 8 delegates. Our onsite or bespoke tailor-made training solutions are well-suited to those clients who wish to have personalised content and delivery to enhance the business benefits for their delegates. We are happy to collaborate with you to design a solution specific to your needs.


  • Enables your staff to gain the most up-to-date skills
  • Significantly reduces your overall training costs – save on the travel, accommodation and subsistence costs associated with attending one of our publically scheduled courses
  • Train more of your team
  • Courses can be tailored to meet client needs
  • Improves flexibility by arranging training to suit your business and schedule.

To find out more about PA’s onsite cyber training options, email us or call +44 (0)1763 285285.

Training Alumni

Your lifelong connection with us offers you many benefits, including opportunities for networking,  professional development, discounts on new courses [loyalty discounts], and lifelong learning – from access to white papers or briefings on the latest cyber security issues. As a PA training alumni, you are fundamental to our continued success, so we are keen to keep in touch with you.

Sign up to our LinkedIn ​Alumni Group or contact us and find out how to get the most out of being part of the PA ​community. Call +44 (0)1763 285 285

Cyber Career Pathways

​Cyber security is an increasingly prominent and highly regarded profession which offers a variety of career paths. Our range of cyber courses and certifications offer a structured learning path from Foundation to Advanced level in the key topics of Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics and Information Security, and offer a formal route to develop a career in cyber security.

As well as industry-leading training and certifications, we offer even more in the form of further career development, including CREST-aligned training – your ethical hacking pathway to becoming CREST certified.

To find out more about how PA can help you develop your career ​through training options, email us now or learn more about our expert-led range of cyber security training courses here.