Cloud Academy

Gain access to valuable Cloud Computing and business skills with one year access to a range of Cloud training, additional resources and support

Next Scheduled Date: 1 Aug 2022

  • Location: CTP - Online
  • Duration: 365 Days
  • Total Cost: £495.00
  • Total Cost Post-October 2022: £495.60
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Why take this course?

With a huge skills shortage, and growing demand for Cloud Computing skills in the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Dev Ops, Office 365 and more, this one year access to hundreds of online training courses, video lectures, short quizzes and guided hands-on labs will provide you with the knowledge and skills to move into a new role within Cloud Computing.

Training pathways will ensure you keep on track and you will be fully supported with advice on training when needed, along with the ability to purchase exam vouchers at any point.

Is this the right course for me?

Cloud Academy, delivered in association with QA Ltd,  is suitable for any Service leaver with an interest in understanding more about cloud computing with introductory pathways starting at a foundation level.

Equally Cloud Academy is also suitable for those with intermediate or advanced cloud computing skills, who want to gain skills across platforms or add to their existing knowledge. Cloud Academy adds to its training portfolio on a weekly basis with updates and additional training resources to ensure the latest courses are available to all. 

Those new to Cloud will be recommended to complete the initial Foundation Cloud Literacy learning pathway to give a solid overview on cloud computing, but you can choose your own courses or select from existing pathways, and all CTP Cloud Academy users will be provided with a contact to seek advice on suggested next steps for training. 


N/A  - Individual vendor exam vouchers may be purchased


There are no entry requirements for any Service leaver to access Cloud Academy Training. 

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee £495.00
  • Total Cost £495.00

Course Content

CTP Cloud Academy users can choose training by Job role specific training pathways (for example Cloud Architect, Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer) or by categories of training.

The platform will show learning pathways, individual courses, practice exams aligned closely to vendor certification exams, hands on labs and lab challenges.

CTP Cloud Academy will assess your current skill level, help you develop skills through learning paths. You can then validate your knowledge through online exams to test your knowledge, and also prepare for vendor exams.


Users can complete any available training courses on the platform, however the Foundation Cloud Literacy pathway will be assigned initially. This is ideal to give a solid foundation for the basics of cloud computing.

The platform will give you access to:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    63 Learning Pathways

    196 Courses

    169 Hands-on labs

    36 Lab Challenges and 10 Lab Playgrounds

    98 Quizzes

    62 Exams aligned closely to vendor certification exams


  • Microsoft Azure

    37 Learning Pathways

    131 Courses

    124 Hands-on labs

    24 Lab Challenges and 8 Lab Playgrounds

    72 Quizzes

    60 Exams aligned closely to vendor certification exams


  • Google Cloud Platform

    22 Learning Pathways

    51 Courses

    63 Hands-on labs

    13 Lab Challenges and 9 Lab Playgrounds

    40 Quizzes

    32 Exams aligned closely to vendor certification exams


    Other training includes:

  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  • Cloud Migration
  • Containers
  • DevOps
  • Linux
  • Machine Learning
  • Microsoft 365
  • Programming
  • Security
  • Serverless
  • Business Management including ITIL, Agile, Prince2 Foundation,and Cost Optimisation

Users of the CTP QA Cloud Academy portal will have access to support and advice on suitable training, and suggested follow on courses. This is provided through a dedicated Customer support email. Users may also purchase vendor exam vouchers directly through our customer support team at QA. Details will be provided with your Joining Instructions. 
Attendees will also receive relevant information regarding CTP career events and job opportunities based on the training completed within their Cloud Academy profile. 

Career Opportunities

The IT industry is facing a huge skills gap and there is high demand for crucial IT skills, in particular the area of Cloud Computing which is constantly evolving with an ever increasing number of job opportunities.


Organisations such as AWS feel that Service leavers are ideally suited to cloud computing roles due to their wide skill set, strong analytical skills and an innovative mind-set. AWS run a number of schemes throughout the year and are keen to recruit Service leavers for roles such as Solutions Architects. Cloud Academy training will give you the skills and knowledge to apply for future roles advertised on Rightjob, and on external job sites. You can also discuss opportunities with Amazon at our CTP Employment Fairs and Live chats.


Other Cloud based job roles can include Developer, Software Engineer, Cloud Engineer, Development Operations Engineer (DevOps)and Systems Administrator. are currently advertising around 50,000 cloud based roles across the UK with an average salary of £60,000 (Adzuna

Cloud Academy

Scheduled dates and locations

Here are the next available dates. To check availability or to book a place contact
  • Date Location Availability
  • 1 Aug 2022 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 1 Sep 2022 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 3 Oct 2022 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 1 Nov 2022 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 1 Dec 2022 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 4 Jan 2023 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 1 Feb 2023 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 1 Mar 2023 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 3 Apr 2023 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 2 May 2023 CTP - Online
    Good Availability
  • 1 Jun 2023 CTP - Online
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  • 3 Jul 2023 CTP - Online
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  • 1 Aug 2023 CTP - Online
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  • 1 Sep 2023 CTP - Online
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