Computer Networking Cisco (CCNA)

Course Code: 260EZMCO

The course is divided into four separate semesters of study. Each semester builds on what you have learned in the previous semester. You must complete each semester of study and successfully pass an exam before you move on to the next level.

The routing and switching Cisco CCNA overall programme includes:
•    network fundamentals (semester 1)
•    the OSI model and network communication (semester 1)
•    switching and router protocols (semester 2)
•    layer three protocols and network device configuration (semester 2)
•    routing and wireless networking (semester 3)
•    accessing the WAN (semester 4).


  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 06/09/2021

  • Tuition Fee £325

    Registration Fee FREE


  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 06/09/2021

  • Tuition Fee £325

    Registration Fee FREE

This course is for those who wish to follow a career in computer networking, where demand for skills is forecast to greatly exceed supply. As an authorised Cisco training centre, Highbury College offers this training to its own students, to members of the public and to other colleges.
For each semester of study you will need to attend one evening per week, Wednesday, from 6.00pm - 9pm for a period of nine weeks. The next semester of study will follow on directly, if you wish to progress, until you have completed semester 4. Alternatively there is a blended learning option available (please call for more details).
The course is delivered by a combination of online study, instructor led presentations and discussions and classroom practical tasks. Assessment is by online multiple choice tests and practical skills tests.
On successful completion of specific networking academy semesters, students who wish to seek CCNA certification may pursue the certification in one of the following ways: take the CCNA exam (640-802) on completion of Semester 4 or take two separate exams, ICND 100-105 on completion of Semesters 2 V6.0: and the ICDN2 exam 200-105 on completion of Semesters 4 V6.0.
Whether you choose to sit the formal Cisco certification exams or not, you will receive a certificate from Cisco that shows that you have completed the course. (You will receive a separate certificate for each semester you study)
No formal qualifications are required although previous experience of using PCs would be an advantage. It is highly recommended that you complete the "Cisco IT Essentials 1" or "CompTIA A+" programme prior to attending the course.
At the end of each semester of study you can decide whether or not to progress on to the next. At the end of all four semesters of study you could sit the test for CCNA through our VUE Testing Centre. As a qualified CCNA you can progress on to the CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) qualification. Alternatively, you could study towards Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) qualifications and ultimately Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), or a range of other computer qualifications. Additionally, you could enrol on our Foundation Degree in Computer Networking or our HNC in Computing and Systems Development. Previous study of CCNA, or similar programmes are eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) scheme.
You can apply online at or by calling (023) 9238 3131 and speaking to a member of the Information, Advice and Guidance team (option 3).

Fee guidance


One of the great aspects of an apprenticeship is that no matter how old you are there are no fees for you to pay, all the fees are either covered by the Government or your Employer. Feel free to call a member of the Apprenticeship team on 023932 383131 Option 1.

General fee guidance (not including Apprenticeships)


  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £27,295 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.

Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Terms and conditions


In these terms and conditions, the ‘Student’ signifies a person who has applied or enrolled on any type of learning provision offered through Highbury College. These terms apply to all website applications and once enrolled, the Student is deemed to have accepted these terms. Before you apply or enrol please be sure that you're clear about:

  • the level of study
  • the time you'll need
  • how the course fits into your qualification and career development plans
  • the resources you'll need access to
  • your payment options
  • the financial support available to you
  • the English language requirements for your study
  • whether your study plans are appropriate for your country of residence


Relevant proceedings or ciminal convictions are only against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature or offences involving unlawfully controlled drugs or substances.  Failure to declare information may result in disclipinary action being taken. If yes, please seek supplementary information from the college before completing.


You may not be required to pay fees, be eligible for a loan or have financial assistance. For more information please contact our Information Services team on 02392 383131 or click here.

Equality and Diversity

At Highbury College we are committed to fairness and equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all students.

We expect everyone who learns and works with us to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of individual differences in age, gender, gender identity, race, background, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We aim to provide students with the best possible support. We explain more about the range of our services in our Disability Statement, available on our website and in our centres.

Disclosure of Disability

We want you to enjoy learning with us. If there is anything you wish to tell us, e.g. relating to a disability or medical condition, that may affect your learning or using any of our facilities, please contact the Head of Student Services on 02392 32 8950

Enrolment Requirements

Some of our courses require students to satisfy certain criteria before they enrol. Students should ensure they read all the information on the website about their specific course before enrolling. By enrolling via the Highbury College website, students are confirming they have read these details and meet any enrolment requirements specified on the Course Outline. If you have any concerns or queries about the content of the course or the requirements, please contact the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Course Fees

Current prices are published in our brochure and on the website. These prices are subject to change. The total price quoted is the amount payable in order to secure a course place. The total price includes tuition costs, examination fees, where applicable and in some cases, additional costs which relate to the particular course.

Course Cancellations by Highbury College

Courses usually run as advertised, but Highbury College reserves the right to alter or cancel courses in some cases. Students will be contacted and offered an alternative course if the original course they enrolled on is cancelled or closed by Highbury College. If no suitable alternative is available a refund can be requested.

Cancellation / Transfer Requests from Students

If a Student has enrolled via the Highbury website and wishes to cancel an enrolment or transfer to a different course they should contact Highbury College by emailing: or by contacting the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Students will not be entitled to a refund unless the withdrawal from the course is due to exceptional circumstances (evidence maybe required) and then refunds will only be permitted if the withdrawal is within the first third of the course duration. A minimum charge of £50.00 will apply in any event.

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  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date 06/09/2021

  • Tuition Fee £325

    Registration Fee FREE

Qualification gained

  • Non regulated provision, Level 3, ICT for Users