Free Teacher Training

Different ITC's (Instructor Training Centres) offer a variety of free teacher (Instructor in Cisco terminology) training opportunities. Courses listed here should not be considered as an endorsement by Cisco UKI and are offered 'as is' for your consideration. You must also be aware that the same ITC's listed on this page, as well as other ITC's also offered 'paid for' options under different terms and conditions.  

For these training options, you must directly contact the ITC, which can be located via the button to the right hand side.  

Free Courses 

Offered by volunteers at OU  and UWTSD

The Open University (OU) and the University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD) formed an informal voluntary academic collaboration, based on long established free instructor/teacher training courses offered by the Open University. 

The model is simple: twice in an academic year, during September, and January we will promote free courses that will commence during October & February. Each of these courses are 100% remote, instructor led, scalable, hybrid MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses). Once you enrol, you are committed to commence (they will not remove you), however you are not required to complete (if you lack the time).

Within each course, you will see prominently displayed study instructions and guidance, as well as the terms and conditions for completion. This includes terms and conditions for the final assessment, grades that must be accomplished, number of modules (chapters) that must be completed, the locally required skills based assessment as well as the expected passing grade. 

Now closed - next open, Oct 2024

Enrolment has closed ... the team will add you to the actual courses before the 5th of Feb and will email all participants.

Please do not enrol multiple times, please also allow us 24hrs to 48hrs to complete the enrolment process.

When enrolment is open - please click on one of the following links:

We do not accept late applications - under any circumstance, no matter how persistent you are, or who you try to get to ask. 

Terms and conditions of enrolment for  intake:

These courses are the collaborative efforts of the OU and UWTSD.

Why is there no CCNP Enterprise Free Cisco Instructor Training?

The technical skills, equipment and teaching resource required to complete the CCNP instructor training places this in a different domain, where offering it for free isn't feasible. The collective view of all collaborating organisations, considers this to be one area where if an academy or a Cisco Instructor is willing and capable, they should consider exploring paid for options.

If you are interested, the Open University offers a postgraduate certificate in advanced networking, where any Cisco Instructor successfully completing at 70% or greater and passing the module assessment, will be accredited as a ENCOR and ENARSI instructor.