Technology lies behind everything we do in the modern world and this is your chance to be at the forefront of the future. If you’ve got a passion for technology and computing, discover the courses we have available to help you achieve your ambitions and start your journey to working in the industry.

As one of only six UK institutions to be accredited as a Palo Alto Networks Academy, you could train in the very latest firewall technology, or develop your skills using real briefs and work experience with our Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA training.

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Reasons to choose us

  • Academy status

    Work with industry-standard equipment and software including Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Oracle, Juniper and VMWare.

  • Industry expert tutors

    Our tutors have been recognised in the top 10 and 25 per cent of Cisco instructors, as ranked by students.

  • 20 Year Partnership with CISCO

    We first started teaching the world-renowned networking course Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), later offering a large range of Cisco programmes such as IT Essentials using the materials to gain professional qualifications in CompTIA A+ Essentials.

  • Top City for Digital Technology

    Manchester was awarded the top spot due to its wide range of opportunities for professional growth, large selection of job opportunities, and the low cost of living.

  • Industry links and events

    Our close ties with industry providers allow us to embed their industry practices into our unit content.

  • One-to-one support

    Our small class sizes mean that you'll never be lost in the crowd.

Case Studies

There are thousands of UCEN Manchester graduates who’ve found their future with our help.

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Phill Wroth – FDSc in Network Engineering with Administration, BSc (Hons)

Phill came to UCEN Manchester with clear goals to unlock the potential he always knew he had

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Ben Williams – FDSc in Network Engineering with Administration

Ben was looking for a career change, that’s where UCEN Manchester came in


Best in the world for computing duo

Cisco success for Paul and Munaf.

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