Youth Cyber Exploration Programme

YCEP 2023

The Youth Cyber Exploration Programme is back this June 2023!

Check out the links below to register your interest! Students can choose from any ONE of the sessions* below.

PolytechnicDateRegistration Link
Temasek Polytechnic (TP)20 – 22 June 2023 Register here
Singapore Polytechnic (SP)14 – 16 June 2023Register here
Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)
Session 1: 12 – 14 June 2023 
Session 2: 19 – 21 June 2023
Register here
Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)14 – 16 June 2023Register here
Republic Polytechnic (RP)22 – 24 June 2023 Register here

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

Students should join the YCEP because:

  • There are no prerequisites for participation;
  • The programme rewards competency by providing outstanding students with additional training opportunities; and
  • 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



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.

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