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Skills Bootcamps

These 16-week courses give you the opportunity to gain the in-demand skills employers are looking for and fast-track to a job interview

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are 16-week courses which were launched in August and September 2022.

Their goal is to build on your sector skills or fast track to an interview with a local employer and secure a job or an apprenticeship.

They incorporate skills, employability , continuing professional development and entry to sector training.

The bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone to gain skills for life.

Case Study

Tom Lefevre recently completed the Welding Skills Bootcamp course. We asked him a few questions about his experience, including:

  • What was your first day like?
  • What did you study during your time on the course / what skills did you learn?
  • What was the best part of the Welding Skills Bootcamp?
  • Would you recommend the course to somebody who is considering studying it?
  • What do you plan to do with the skills you learned?

Watch the video to see what Tom said!

Frequently Asked Questions

The training is free if you meet the following criteria:

  • Aged over 19 years of age
  • Working, recently unemployed within the last 12 months or looking for work e.g. coming back into the workforce after a career break
  • Resident in the UK and legally entitled to work in the UK
  • If you are employed, you can also undertake the training free of charge as an individual

Skills Bootcamps are 16-week courses.

Weekly hours vary per course but range from a day per week, to block training, with some self-study.

Yes. Skills Bootcamps are a great way to build sector specific skills in your workforce.

Plus, you only need to pay a small contribution:

  • Large employer at 30% contribution. This is fantastic value for money with a 70% reduction.
  • Micro, Small and Medium employer at 10%. This is fantastic value for money with a 90% reduction.

Case Study

James Bruce Pilling recently completed the CAD Skills Bootcamp course. We asked him a few questions about his experience, and discovered why he chose to study that course in particular.

Bruce is hoping to get a foot in the door into the world of CAD, and this course has provided the perfect opportunity to learn core skills that employers look for.

Watch the video to see what Bruce said!