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Cloud Engineering

The Amazon Web Services re/Start Skills Bootcamp
includes learning about cloud foundations, networking, python programming, databases and the AWS services both through theory lessons and lab sessions.

Over 12 weeks, you will also get the chance to take part in two capstone projects to put your skills to the test, as well as a client-facing project provided by one of our partner organisations.

This course also gives you career support to prepare you for an interview and a tech career after the course in a number of junior tech roles, which includes a guaranteed interview upon completion of the programme.

We'll be announcing new course dates soon but you can still apply and be put on a waitlist!

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As well as the criteria listed on the apply page, the general requirements for this course:
  • All candidates will need to commit to this as a full-time course, meaning up to 40 hours hours a week.

  • This course cannot be completed alongside any full-time work commitments. While it may be possible for some candidates to complete evening or weekend jobs, this is not recommended.

  • Access to a laptop that can run Microsoft Teams and Zoom and includes a microphone and camera.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Competency in using a computer (no prior IT experience is required, but students should be confident in working independently online across a variety of platforms)

  • Has not previously completed an AWS exam 

  • Previous experience in programming is useful, but not required. 


You can then go on to complete a range of associate qualifications to further develop your skills in the area of choice. These include the following initial follow on exams:

  • AWS Certified Associate Solutions Architect
    AWS Certified Associate Developer
    AWS Certified Associate SysOps Administrator

Potential job roles after completing this course:

  • Cloud Engineer

  • Solutions Architect

  • Software Developer

  • Network Engineer

  • Technical Sales

  • IT Support.

Skills City has been awarded funding by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to deliver bespoke Skills Bootcamps in the city-region, which form part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

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Students will receive the AWS re/Start badge, and will be entered for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. 

  • Introduction to Cloud Foundations 

  • Linux 

  • Networking

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity 

  • Python Programming 

  • Databases 

  • Jumpstart on AWS 

  • Advanced AWS 

  • Personal Development

  • Client Facing Project 

  • Capstone Project


  • Cloud Computing

  • Python programming

  • Linux and Bash 

  • Cybersecurity

  • Database administration

  • Academic report writing 

  • Presentation skills


In addition to weekly mentoring with the Skills City team, open office sessions and ad-hoc one to one opportunities with a variety of industry professions we are thrilled to have partnered with Tree of Knowledge to deliver an extensive personal development programme, including sessions on the following:

  • Your Vibe

  • Flourish

  • What do you transmit

  • Aspirational Team

  • Interview Ready

  • Personal Project

Apply Now

Places are limited on our Skills Bootcamps, so if you're ready to start your career in tech then click the button below and apply!

We'll be announcing new course dates soon but you can still apply and be put on a waitlist!

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