Is This for You?

This diploma is ideal if you’re looking for a position with greater responsibility than you’ll have with more entry-level roles in an IT department. Upon completion of the diploma, you’ll be well positioned to gain industry-recognised certification in several key areas of IT.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 280 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
280 hours flexi study or 12 weeks full-time

About This Diploma

Position yourself for success in IT!

As more and more companies move their infrastructure to the cloud, job openings in IT infrastructure increasingly include a requirement for cloud-computing training and experience. Such roles include systems engineer, network engineer, and database administrator.

For IT professionals the learning never stops, because the technologies we rely on are always changing and evolving. For this reason, it’s key that anyone working in or aspiring to a job in IT infrastructure develop skills in these areas:

  • Cloud platforms: Three key players in cloud infrastructure are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. This diploma trains in all three.
  • Data storage and security: Accessing, storing, and protecting data are each essential components of cloud computing covered in this programme.
  • Networking: Having knowledge of networking basics will be valuable when integrating traditional networks with cloud services. If you do not already have a background in networking technology, consider adding Network+ or Server+ as an elective.
  • Programming: Common languages used in cloud computing include Python and Java. Consider studying one of these languages to strengthen your skillset either as an elective with us or in the future as your career in cloud computing develops.

For companies, cloud technology makes business processes faster and more efficient. The cloud improves the efficiency of backing up and storing data, and software updates can be deployed as soon as they’re ready. As a cloud engineer, your job will be to keep it all running.

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Aims and Objectives

Cloud computing is a fast-growing field with steady and strong demand in the IT labour market. Gaining the skills to work with cloud technologies could lead you to a rewarding career building, maintaining, and securing IT infrastructure.

Courses Included

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Azure Fundamentals

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Cloud Security Administration

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Cloud Security Fundamentals

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CompTIA Cloud Essentials

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Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900)

In this course, you’ll dive deep into configuring, implementing, and supporting Microsoft 365 integrated productivity services.

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Elective Courses

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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

In this course, you’ll learn how to deploy, manage, and operate workloads on AWS, as well as implement security controls and compliance requirements.

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Azure Administrator

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Cloud Platform Security

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Cloud Security Management

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Google Associate Cloud Engineer

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IT Specialist – Java

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IT Specialist – Python

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CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent with a strong interest in IT infrastructure.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

As more and more companies move their infrastructure to the cloud, the teams and roles required to support these systems will grow. Building a strong skill set in this area will greatly enhance your employability in the IT sector.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.