Bradley Cleaver, business services manager at Energus, ran the Cyber First course. He said it aims to fill the skills gap and get students involved at a young age.
"They seem to be enjoying it. They are asking lots of questions and taking lots of notes. They seem to be really interested in the industry.
"If this is for them they can then apply for the level four programme."
Energus already offers a level four apprenticeship in cyber security and is home to the North West's only cyber lab, which features the latest technology and a 'real life' experience of cyber attacks within a simulated and immersive environment.
The Cyber First programme was funded by the NDA.