School, College & University



You have landed on this page because you are an education establishment and you are looking at implementing Cyber Essentials for school, college or university. This would be either to provide additional controls to your establishment or your local authority/OFSTED has requested you achieve the standard.



To obtain your level 1 cyber essentials certificate you are required to provide evidence, to an accredited certification body, that you meet the Cyber Essentials Requirements. We have made this easy for you by providing a standard questionnaire that asks you the relevant questions, you’ll need to attach some evidence so we’ve provided some guidance notes for you to follow. On completing the questionnaire to the satisfaction of your chosen certification body you will be awarded your Cyber Essentials Certificate.

You can choose your certification body and complete a word doc/pdf here or

If you’d prefer to use an online portal to present your evidence you can choose one here. (the questions are the same)



You may require further assurance that you meet the requirements of Cyber Essentials. This is called Cyber Essentials PLUS and involves an audit at your authority, some technical testing as well as the completion of your questionnaire. As this level of assurance needs a site visit costs can vary, so be sure to request quotes from more than one CE+ certification body. All certification bodies test to the same specification and are monitored by ourselves.



If you require assistance you can call on Accredited Cyber Essentials Practitioners to help you implement the requirements. Many work as contractors in educational establishments and are familiar with a broad range of systems.




QG Business Solutions Ltd

Westwinds, Lambley Bank,
Scotby, Carlisle

t 01228 631681