South West College proudly announces its achievement of dual certification in Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, underscoring its commitment to robust cybersecurity practices.

Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus are rigorous certifications that validate an organisation's adherence to fundamental cybersecurity principles and standards set by the UK government. Recognising the constant challenge of cyber-attacks, South West College has demonstrated its proactive approach to safeguarding digital infrastructure, data and all operations from evolving cyber risks. This ensures confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information, protecting digital assets and supporting a secure and resilient educational environment.

Paul Wade, Head of IT Services, South West College, commented, "We are thrilled to announce our achievement of dual certification in Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. This accomplishment underscores our unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of cybersecurity and protecting the interests of our students, staff, and stakeholders. As cyber threats continue to evolve in sophistication and frequency, these certifications serve as a testament to our proactive stance in fortifying our digital defences."

Celine McCartan, Principal and Chief Executive, South West College, added, "Achieving these certifications is a significant milestone for South West College, reflecting our dedication to the highest standards of cybersecurity. The College has particular expertise in Cyber security and IT and if you are interested in studying in this area, please visit our website or email