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academY of Safe & Secure Systems

The current shortage of skilled workers in the areas of functional security and cybersecurity has many reasons.

One of them is the hurdle of finding a job without the corresponding knowledge from years of professional experience.

We address this issue by giving you the opportunity to learn in our academY the skills that are required to make your first steps in the industry!

The best thing about it: the academY is AZAV-certified and will be funded up to 100% by the Federal Employment Agency.

Not just theory

Training courses usually only teach you only theoretical knowledge based on standards and norms. However, you are never taught how to apply your knowlege.

Naturally, you have to learn the theoretical part, but afterwards you also learn how to apply it in real project situations. We show you the challenges that are out there in the industry and how you can face them properly. In training courses, the focus is usually only on ideal project conditions, which you will almost never find. After the theoretical part, you apply what you have learned directly in real project situations and master the challenges they provide.

And the best thing about it: We don’t let you down, instead we accompany and support you at every step of your road to success!

Made for you

You want to get into functional security or cybersecurity and can’t find a direct way in?

You want to be able to apply what you have learned directly in practial manner?

You want to learn what challenges the industry has in store for you and how you can master them?

You want to learn, deepen and apply your knowledge in a team-oriented environment?

You want to learn how to conduct a customer pitch and how to advise them optimally?

Then you’ve come to the right place! 

Your Plus

With us, you learn everything you need for your planned career start in functional safety or cybersecurity.

We teach you the necessary theory and the tools that you need to successfully start through in the industry.

Our lecturers are always there to give you advice and support, accompany you throughout the course and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Your Chances

Anyone who wants to become established in functional safety or cybersecurity faces a major challenge. Most companies are looking for employees that have already worked in the field. And this is exactly where the problem starts.

In the meantime, the demand is clearly noticeable and the first Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes as well as the occasional courses are emerging, which give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the field. Apart from the scarce availability, there is also a lack of sufficient practical phases that prepare you for everyday working life.

We have realized this and will help you find your way into functional safety and cybersecurity. We offer you both theory and practice and thus create the optimal entry into real projects.

The journey is the reward

How exactly does our academY work?

Everything starts with an introductory week, of course, followed by individual discussions in which we work out your current level of knowledge, your goals and wishes in order to be able to support you in achieving them in the end.

Then the weeks of theory start. Here you will learn everything you need to know in both areas by means of presentations and finally work on problem scenarios in groups, which you can then present with your team for the whole course. You learn about the most important documents of the known standards, how they are structured, what they contain and how to use them. You will learn the basic management of both areas so that you can later manage projects independently and professionally.

These theory weeks end with a small intermediate exam to consolidate your gained knowledge.

Before we move on to the practical phase, individual discussions are held with you again to see how close you have already come to achieving your goals and what we can do to help you reach them by the time you graduate.

Now it’s time to specialize – do you want to dive down into functional safety or cybersecurity? You have now learned the basic theory in both areas. Which area do you want to focus on and apply your knowledge practically? There will still be points of contact with the other area, but you experience those with a different viewpoint.

At this point – but also at any time during the entire academY – you have the opportunity to give your personal feedback. What was done well and where do you see room for improvement? What can we do in order to achieve the best possible result and prepare you in the best possible way? We can only develop ourselves and the academY together with you.

Now comes the practical phase. How do they work once you decided on an area to focus on?

The theoretical aspects of the first phase are applied using real project situations. You will use what you have learned in the group and will be prepared to face the challenges of the industry. Of course, we will always be there to advise you, but with an emphasis on you working autonomously.

Each group will work on a topic in their area and then present it to the whole course – the other group will either review the results and give you feedback or represent the client in project simulations. This ensures that you will still be involved in both areas and experience real project situations outside of your focus with a different point of view.

After you have mastered these practical phases, we conclude the academY with an examination and soon you will hold your certificate of participation in your hands, which will be your first step on your road to success in the area you selected.

At the end of the training, we will go into retrospective again and determine whether you have reached your personal goals and what possibilities exist for your professional future. Naturally, you we’ll give our best to support you to get a direct job entry.

Your graduation

After successful participation in the academY and passing the final exam, you will receive your certificate of attendance, with which you are perfectly prepared for the start of your career.

Your dream job can start!

Eligible – up to 100%

With an education voucher, you can receive up to 100% funding for the academY.

How does this work?

If you are looking for work, the employment agency will cover up to 100% of the costs of your further education after an individual assessment:
Contact us or your employment agency directly. Your application for an education voucher will be examined individually and issued if successful. You can then use this voucher to register for academY and start your training.

What are the requirements?

In order to be granted an education voucher, you must of course meet a number of requirements. If these are all met, you will be guaranteed that the costs for further education will be covered and, if applicable, your unemployment benefit will continue to be paid.

Jobseekers and employees can make use of an education voucher if participation in the programme will

unemployment can be ended or

prevent future unemployment.

Note: After individual assessment, costs for travel, accommodation and even childcare can also be covered.

You can find more information directly on the website of the Employment Agency:
Förderung beruflicher Weiterbildung oder Umschulung – Bundesagentur für Arbeit (

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