QA has been named an Advanced Partner in the new AWS training partner programme unveiled today. The programme combines the previous three partner types: Authorised Training Partners (ATPs), Digital Training Partners and Resellers into a single programme, offering increased flexibility and choice to both AWS Partners and their customers. QA is one of only two AWS training partners accredited with Advanced Partner status in the UK, recognising the quality of its AWS cloud training services.
AWS training partners are selected based on their quality and expertise in providing training, and are required to continually meet the programme criteria to maintain their ATP status and membership. These requirements are complemented by reciprocal benefits, including opportunity sharing, co-marketing support, enhanced enablement, and a simplified route for Training Partners to work with AWS.
To help customers select an AWS Training Partner and provide recognition of partners’ excellence in training, AWS has created two tiers: AWS Advanced – Training Partners and AWS Select – Training Partners. Each tier has its own set of requirements including the skillset of the partner’s employees, scope, and business model.
Stuart Martin, Managing Director at QA, says, “With organisations across the UK under pressure to attract, retain, and build cloud talent, it’s more important than ever that the AWS community has streamlined access to the very latest AWS Training, and that ATPs offer training in a range of modalities that maximises learning opportunities. As an accredited AWS training partner since 2013, we are delighted that our training services have been recognised with the Advanced Training Partner status. This is a reflection on the quality of our trainers and QA’s continued commitment to help learners and employers develop the talent and skills critical to close the digital skills gap.”
Emphasising the importance of training partners, Maureen Lonergan, director of AWS Training and Certification, shared, “Our training partners are an important extension of AWS Training and Certification, allowing customers around the world – from individual learners, to enterprise organisations – to gain the cloud skills they need to advance their careers and innovate for their business. With the AWS Training Partner Programme, ATPs can offer a simplified path to help customers achieve their learning goals, while building even more sustainable businesses to serve the needs of AWS customers in the future.”
QA offers the largest schedule of AWS training courses in the UK. Find out more about QA’s AWS cloud training programmes here.