Because many IT jobs take place at the virtual level (i.e. behind a keyboard and mouse), the experience you’ll gain through a practice lab is very similar to experience you’ll gain in the workplace. Consequently many employers regard practice lab experience as a valued asset on a CV.

The hands-on live practice labs allow you to experience practical application of course concepts in authentic environments without purchasing expensive software or equipment. These lab environments allow you to try out your new skills as you learn. Access is simple. There is no need to visit a lab center. All practice labs can be accessed online from the comfort of your home or office 24/7, 365 days a year.

What is a live practice lab? Watch this video to learn more.

Access to practice labs are free for students doing a Career Course (limited to the labs within their course). Labs are otherwise available for 12 months from the time of purchase. Prices are as follows:

  • 1 Practice Lab: £149
  • 2 Practice Labs:  £195
  • 3 Practice Labs:  £249
  • 4 Practice Labs:  £295
  • 5 Practice Labs:  £349
  • Cisco Practice Lab Bundle:  £495
  • CompTIA Practice Lab Bundle:  £495
  • Microsoft Practice Lab Bundle:  £495
  • Access to all 45 Practice Labs:  £795

How do I add a Live Lab to my course?

Just contact us with your request by phone on 020 7183 8790 or email us at Once we’ve taken payment, we will then provide you with access to your Live Lab/s.

Practice Lab features and benefits include:

  • Practice anywhere, any time – 24/7 online access with no software needed
  • Easy to follow step-by-step instructions to guide you through your practice exercises
  • Experiment and practice concepts with zero hassle and zero risk with no boundaries
  • Access to REAL equipment with no restrictions and full administrator privileges in real time
  • The most authentic experience possible in a lab environment with real-world scenarios and exercises
  • Retain your knowledge and feel confident in your new skills by practicing as you learn
  • Pro-active and comprehensive support services will assist you in resolving any technical issues you encounter connecting to your practice labs
  • Upon completion of your practice lab exercises, you be will sent a certificate to display your total hours of hands-on practical experience to show employers


Learn about the latest features of the practice labs.