Youth Cyber Exploration
Programme (YCEP)

The Youth Cyber Exploration Programme is back this June 2021! Check out the links below to register your interest! Students can choose from any ONE of the sessions* below.

Date Venue Type Registration Link
17 May – 6 Jun 21
(extended to 13 Jun 21!)
Hybrid bootcamp
(Self-paced online learning with virtual facilitation workshops)
Virtual (Full)
10 – 12 Jun 21 Republic Polytechnic
Virtual (Full)
14 – 16 Jun 21 Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Virtual (Full)
14 – 17 Jun 21 Nanyang Polytechnic
Virtual (Full)
15 – 18 Jun 21 Temasek Polytechnic
Virtual (Full)
22 – 24 Jun 21 YCEP Central CTF
Virtual Link will be sent to invited participants

* Due to the limited capacity for each session, please wait for the confirmation email from our partners.


Programme Description

A key pillar under Singapore’s Cybersecurity Strategy is the development of a vibrant cybersecurity ecosystem comprising a skilled workforce, so that it can support our cybersecurity needs and be a source of new economic growth. To reinforce the future cybersecurity talent pipeline, CSA is moving upstream to engage youths at the pre-tertiary level. 

The YCEP is an exciting cybersecurity bootcamp specially designed to get students excited about their journey towards a cybersecurity career. YCEP was launched in 2018 and is organised by the five local polytechnics, Cyber Youth Singapore and supported by CSA. The programme has since trained 700 secondary school students over the past two years. Top students with outstanding YCEP scores will have the opportunity to pit their skills against one another in the Central Capture-the-Flag (CTF) Competition.

The programme aims to excite students about the possibilities and prospects in the world of cybersecurity, teach them fundamental cybersecurity concepts and give them opportunities to participate in practical assignments and competitions.

Students should join the YCEP because:

  1. There are no prerequisites for participation;
  2. The programme rewards competency by providing outstanding students with additional training opportunities; and
  3. The programme is a stepping stone for students in their journey to be a cybersecurity professional. It is recognised by polytechnics as evidence of portfolio for their Early Admission Exercise