The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) said that the De Montfort University and Northumbria University have been added to the list of Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR).
The SELEP initiative is expected to enable education in rural locations, prisons and other areas which face barriers to technology and employment.
The funding is part of the government’s commitment to improve gender diversity in the tech sector and exploit new technologies to upskill and retrain adults.
Over 1.2 million school kids are expected to reap the benefits of enhanced digital classrooms and faster connection speeds courtesy of the partnership between LGfL and Virgin Media Business.
Employers are expected to provide the placements in readiness for the T Level launch in September 2020, said the Department for Education.
DfE estimates that the courses will help one in five adults who have zero or low basic skills to prosper in an otherwise increasingly digital world.
The Scottish government will work on spreading awareness on cyber resilience and in creating a talent pool for providing cyber security services.
The two universities are the first UK Academia institutions to integrate them in their high performance computing (HPC) infrastructures.
The awards recognise people, products and projects demonstrating effective and impactful use of edtech in the UK.
Nearly two thirds (63%) of young users are not sharing cyberbullying incidents with their parents while almost half of those surveyed had faced some sort of nasty experience online.