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Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyber Essentials Get A Little Help Upgrade - Remote Consultancy Support (First year only)

Price: £720.00
ex. VAT
Cyber Essentials – Get A Little Help
SKU: G4497
Format: Subscription (Annual)

Bolster your organisation’s commitment to baseline cyber security by achieving Cyber Essentials certification first time with a little help from us.

  • Includes two hours’ extra support understanding and completing the SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).
  • Includes cyber insurance and one-to-one consultancy support, access to our Cyber Security Portal to manage your application, and expert guidance from our cyber security advisers to improve your chances of passing first time.
  • Work with IT Governance, one of the founding Cyber Essentials certification bodies that remains one of the largest in the UK, issuing more than 7,000 certifications worldwide.
  • Benefit from same day turnaround with a 98% customer success rate.

This is an annual subscription service. The Cyber Essentials Certification part of this service will automatically renew each year. 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

  • Cyber Essentials certificate.
  • Two hours of consultancy support from our cyber security experts to help you understand and complete your SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire)
  • Access to our Cyber Security Portal to manage your application.
  • Two attempts to achieve a positive outcome.
  • £25,000 free cyber insurance.**

Cyber Essentials Remote Consultancy Support

Some of the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questions can be difficult to understand if you do not have a technical IT background or have a complex company structure. This service provides 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 understanding and completing the SAQ.

Benefits of choosing IT Governance as your certification body

 Same day turnaround

 98% customer success rate

 ‘World-Class’-rated customer service

 1-1 support included as standard

 Fixed price packages at competitive rates

 Over 7,000 certificates issued

How the application process works:

  • Your Cyber Essentials package will be automatically fulfilled on your account on our IT Governance Cyber Security Portal (CS Portal).
  • You log in to our CS Portal and confirm your details.
  • We send you access details for the IASME Cyber Essentials portal via email.
  • We contact you to arrange your initial consultancy support.
  • We help you define your scope for certification and explain how to complete the IASME SAQ.
  • 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 understanding and 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 6,000 certifications worldwide and our broad range of fixed-price services has helped thousands of organisations achieve baseline cyber security.

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.

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.

Same-day turnaround

We’ll strive to get your certification processed the same day.



  • If you are not successful on your first submission for Cyber Essentials, you have two working days to submit a further attempt for certification.
  • If you are not successful on your second submission, you will need to purchase a new application and reapply.
  • You can use your Cyber Essentials remote consultancy support time throughout the application process, but any unused time cannot be credited back or carried over.
  • If you subsequently apply for IASME Cyber Essentials Plus certification and are unsuccessful, your Cyber Essentials certification may be revoked.
  • All new certificates issued by IASME have a 12-month expiry date. Our Cyber Essentials Certification is an annual subscription product, but you can cancel at any time. (T&Cs apply.)
  • The additional consultancy element of this package is only applicable for the first year of the subscription. If required, you can purchase additional consultancy support when you renew your Cyber Essentials certification.
  • This Cyber Essentials package includes the cost of your Cyber Essentials certification, as set out by IASME. Additional charges are for additional services delivered.
  • Please ensure you select the correct package for your organisation size. Prices quoted are available for purchase online through the website only. Any purchases processed offline through our sales teams will be subject to a £50 administration fee.

**Optional 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.

Customer Reviews

(5.00)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 10
1. on 03/01/2024, said:
5 stars out of 5
Would highly recommend the Get a little help option. Staff are helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable.
2. on 20/11/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
Great help received in obtaining compliance
3. on 01/11/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
Bought this and they are very helpful. We passed.
4. on 20/06/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
we purchased the 'Get a little help' IT Governance gave us great advice and an easy to follow process.
5. on 18/05/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Super easy process from beginning to end! We purchased the 'Get a little help' and it was worth every penny. IT Governance could not have made it any easier for us with great advice and an easy to follow process. Thank you so much
6. 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
7. 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.
8. 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!
9. on 03/03/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
We found the tools and assistance included with the 'little help' a great benefit
10. 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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