To get through to the Essentials stage and gain access to the SANS Foundations course, in addition to meeting the programme eligibility criteria, you must complete at least one challenge in level 6 of the HQ base of CyberStart Game by our qualifying dates.

You will have 2 opportunities to make it through to the Essentials stage.

Any eligible student who completes an HQ level 6 challenge by 14 December 2020 will be emailed a licence code for SANS Foundations on 18 December 2020.

Any eligible student who completes an HQ level 6 challenge by 14 January 2021 will be emailed a licence code for SANS Foundations on 21 January 2021.

A small number of randomly chosen students who have qualified for Essentials will be given access to SANS Foundations a couple of days early on 16 December 2020 as part of a test of the process. If you've met the criteria and aren't in this group, don't worry! You should get access a few days later in our first intake.