“thank you very much for your assistance, you have helped make the process a clear and smooth one.  We are very excited to grow Cisco within the college and to be working with you and your team.”

George Gomes, Cisco Contact, East Berkshire College

“Thank you, your support over the last year has been impeccable and we look forward to continuing to work with you.”

Aditya Gupta, Department Head, Cisco Contact, Milton Keynes College





Paul S., Cisco Contact at FE College

Cisco Academy


The Cisco Network Academy Programme was established in 1997 and each year since then had taught hundreds of thousands of students worldwide the skills needed to build, design, and maintain, networks.  It provides students with the skills to fill the global demand for networking professionals.  Students develop foundational skills in ICT while acquiring vital 21st-century career skills in problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.  Further student’s complete hands-on learning activities and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for networking professionals within the UK, Europe and around the world.


The Network Academy courses are offered through a blended learning approach-combining instructor led tuition with online interactive curricula, offering tools, practical hands-on activities with real hardware, interactive resources and an online assessment process capable of giving immediate learner feedback.  The Network Academy programme has just gone through the final stages of its update process with a new web portal and the introduction of updated courses, all of which can be accessed by way of windows, apple and android devices making it truly accessible from anywhere and at any time. To see more details on how Cisco courses fit into BTEC Nationals, click this link.


 How to become a Cisco Academy

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 Student Opportunities

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CCNA Routing & Switching Overview

CCNA Security Overview

 Cisco and Schools 2013

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Newsletter - November 2014

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 Newsletter - May 2015

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Newsletter - November 2015

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 To find out more about becoming an academy contact us and we will be happy to visit your institution and lead you through the process.

Courses available:




IT Essentials

IT Essentials covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional.

CCNA Routing and Switching (v5.0)

Introduction to Networks,

Routing and Switching Essentials (CCENT),

Scaling Networks,

Connecting Networks (ICND2)

CCNA Routing and Switching bridging

Network Basics,

Routing Protocols,

Switched Networks,

Connecting Networks

CCNA Security

CCNA Security introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to install, troubleshoot, and monitor a network to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.


CCNP teaches the advanced skills needed to install, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot enterprise-sized networks and manage wireless, security, and voice applications.