Free Support in the UK & Ireland

NetAcad is Free!

We are often surprised that many organisations and educational professionals are unaware that we offer the Cisco Networking Academy for free to educators in the UK & Ireland. Historically, this was not always the case, however, as many resources from Cisco became more open, easier to access, and better aligned with national education levels, we encouraged Cisco Academies in the UK and Ireland to offer NetAcad for free.

As an early adopter, the Open University led the way - openly offering the majority* of NetAcad resources for free for everyone.

Who can access NetAcad for free?

Cisco may not allow a commercial provider become a Cisco Academy. Please contact the team to explore this further.

The Open University also works with other Academy Support Centres to offer free support and training using a hybrid, 100% remote model. Every, June, October and February we offer the following training for free:

Whilst the vast majority of NetAcad resources, courses, and support are free, please note the following: