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Cyber Essentials - Get A Little Help

Cyber Essentials Certification and Precheck

Cyber Essentials Toolkit

Cyber Essentials Remote Consultancy Support – 2 hours

Price: £850.00
ex. VAT
Cyber Essentials - Get A Little Help
SKU: G4497
Format: Annual Subscription

Achieve Cyber Essentials certification with a little help from us.

  • Includes extra support with understanding and completing the SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).
  • Our precheck support gives you the confidence your SAQ will be accepted by IASME first time.
  • Includes cyber insurance, one-to-one consultancy support and a certification guarantee*, which will bolster your organisation’s commitment to baseline cyber security.
  • Our documentation toolkit provides all the policies and procedures you need, saving you weeks of work.
  • IT Governance is one of the founding Cyber Essentials certification bodies and remains one of the largest in the UK.

This is an annual subscription service. All elements of this service, apart from consultancy, will renew automatically. Cyber Essentials certificates are valid for 12 months, in line with IASME requirements. You can cancel at any time. (T&Cs apply.)


What's included in the Cyber Essentials Get a Little Help package?

Cyber Essentials certification and precheck

  • One-to-one consultancy support as part of the precheck service.
  • A precheck of your SAQ by our in-house consultants to make sure you meet the criteria set out by IASME before you submit your final questionnaire.
  • A certification guarantee.*
  • Your Cyber Essentials certificate (worth £300).
  • Free cyber insurance available to UK companies with a turnover of less than £20 million. This includes a 24-hour helpline to report a cyber incident, which will provide crisis management and incident response, with a total liability limit of £25,000. See a full breakdown of what’s included here.

Cyber Essentials Toolkit

A complete set of pre-written policy and procedure templates that will help you comply with the Cyber Essentials scheme.

  • Designed to reflect the requirements of the scheme.
  • Built on expert knowledge from numerous cyber security implementation projects.
  • Ensure that the controls you are implementing are aligned to the requirements of the scheme.

Cyber Essentials Remote Consultancy Support – 2 hours

Some of the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questions can be difficult to understand if you do not have a technical IT background or you have a complex company structure. This service provides up to two hours of one-to-one consultancy support for the first year of your subscription and is ideal for organisations that need extra help understanding the scheme, defining the scope of their certification or completing the SAQ.

How the application process works:

  • We help you define your scope for certification and complete the IASME SAQ.
  • We review your assessment before your first submission to check you meet the certification criteria.
  • You confirm and submit your application.
  • Subject to a positive outcome, you receive your Cyber Essentials certificate.

Is this service right for you?

This package has been created for organisations with some understanding and knowledge of the scheme’s five security controls, but may need some help completing the IASME SAQ.

See what our customers think about this service

“Brilliant service from the team who were completely supportive of someone like me who runs a microbusiness and is hopeless with technical stuff. I am so grateful fo the handholding and advice you gave me.”

- Caroline


“Thanks for all your support, team – really appreciate your assistance in getting us through this in such a short space of time. Couldn’t recommend a better group of folk to work with!”

- Rowan Troy, Six Degrees Technology Group Limited


“Amazing Service, very friendly throughout and willing to help you every step through the process.”

- Ian


“IT Governance were very helpful and really focussed on what was needed to get the certification and have a more secure setup as part of the process (we did not just get assurance, we improved our assurance process).”

- Karl Axnick, Alscient Ltd


“Terry and Dan were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and provide quick and effective answers to any query I raised.”

- Anonymous


Benefits of Cyber Essentials certification

Work with the best

IT Governance is one of the founding Cyber Essentials certification bodies and remains one of the largest in the UK. We have issued more than 5,500 certifications worldwide and our broad range of fixed-price services has helped thousands of organisations achieve baseline cyber security.

Protect your organisation

Implementing the five controls correctly will help protect your organisation from approximately 80% of cyber attacks.

Secure more business

Boost your reputation and attract new business by assuring customers you take cyber security seriously and have cyber security measures in place.

Work with the UK government and MOD

Cyber Essentials permits you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus gives you the opportunity to work with the MOD.

Be listed on the National Cyber Security Centre’s database

Cyber Essentials certificates issued in the previous 12 months are listed on the NCSC website, showing suppliers your commitment to protecting your and your customers’ data.

The NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) has reviewed what influence Cyber Essentials has on cyber security attitudes and behaviours. It found:

  • 93% of certified organisations are confident that they are protected against common, Internet-based cyber attacks;
  • 61% of certified organisations say they are more likely to choose suppliers with Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification; and
  • Certified organisations are more likely to implement cyber security controls beyond the scheme’s five controls, and are more aware of the risks posed by cyber attacks.


  • You will receive a link to download your documentation toolkit (please allow up to 48 hours if your purchase took place over a bank holiday or on a weekend).
  • If your first Cyber Essentials submission is unsuccessful, you have two working days to submit a further attempt.
  • Any unused Cyber Essentials remote consultancy support time cannot be credited back.
  • If you subsequently apply for IASME Cyber Essentials Plus certification and are unsuccessful, your Cyber Essentials certification may be revoked.
  • The £300 charge for the Cyber Essentials certificate is included in the package.
  • Free cyber insurance is available to UK organisations with a turnover of less than £20 million. This includes a 24-hour helpline to report a cyber incident, with a total liability limit of £25,000. Terms and conditions apply.
  • *Our certification guarantee is based on your organisation implementing all the required controls and providing us with your application to check before your first submission. Full details can be found in our FAQs.
  • All new certificates issued by IASME have a 12-month expiry date. All elements, apart from consultancy, are annual subscription products; however, you can cancel at any time. (T&Cs apply.)
  • The consultancy element of this package is only applicable for the first year of the subscription. If required, you can re-purchase consultancy support when you renew your Cyber Essentials certification.

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Customer Reviews

(5.00)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 5
1. on 01/07/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Looks really good package - have received templates really quickly - from a straightforward and simple ordering process to fantastic customer service which was extremely responsive - I was referred to IT Governance and this package by our internal IT team and really glad they pointed me in your direction - would definitely recommend
2. on 25/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
I really recommend this great service from IT Governance - it enabled us to achieve CE+ certification without hassle or grief.
3. on 25/09/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Awesome package, i went for the little help package and we flew through the process and got certified within 2 weeks. Can't fault this, i have recommended to many people already. Thank you ITGovernance!
4. on 03/03/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
We found the tools and assistance included with the 'little help' a great benefit
5. on 13/09/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
AlphaPlus Consultancy is an education consultancy that specialises in the design, development and deployment of qualifications and their underpinning assessment, and in the evaluation of their performance and impact. A large proportion of our work involves secure and confidential data, with this in mind, data security is of critical importance to AlphaPlus Consultancy. Successfully completing the Cyber Essentials certification process assures our clients that we can be trusted to carefully manage their data. We opted for the Cyber Essentials ‘Get a little help’ package, to enable us to quickly clarify and rectify any concerns raised. The process was straightforward and culminated in us having enough support time left over to have our IT policy reviewed.
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