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Skills Bootcamps

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What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 12 weeks for learners living in England, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview or progress in their current role as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs, helping everyone gain skills for life.

The £3bn Government initiative is designed to close the skills gap in the UK that has been intensified by the disruption that coronavirus caused to job sectors and businesses. Skills Bootcamps are a great way for those looking to further enhance their skills, wanting a career change and those not currently in work, to gain knowledge and experience which will be increasingly vital over the next few years.

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Applying to one of our Skills Bootcamps does not guarantee you a place on our course, as you must meet the eligibility criteria and speak to one of our advisors to ensure you are aware of the course commitments.

Spaces are also likely to fill up before the deadline so we would advise you to apply sooner rather than later to give yourself the best chance of acceptance onto the course.

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Applying to one of our Skills Bootcamps does not guarantee you a place on our course, as you must meet the eligibility criteria and speak to one of our advisors to ensure you are aware of the course commitments.

Spaces are also likely to fill up before the deadline so we would advise you to apply sooner rather than later to give yourself the best chance of acceptance onto the course.

You can pre-enrol for one of our Skills Bootcamps alongside your ideal time to attend your 5 hours of live learning session, that you will need to commit to every week for the duration of your course. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more details or give us a call on 01757 600 697.

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You can register your interest for one of our Skills Bootcamps alongside your ideal time to attend your 5 hours of live learning session, that you will need to commit to every week for the duration of your course. Get in touch and give us a call on 01757 600 697 for more information.

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These online courses help individuals develop the vital skills they need to gain employment and support employers to source ideal candidates to fill their business skills gap.

We have a range of courses available across a number of sectors to help boost skills and sustainable employment in England. Our courses are designed with employers around the skills they need and are all taught online with expert tuition and outstanding e-learning content.

As a trusted provider of Skills Bootcamps, we understand flexibility is key when it comes to learning around your busy lifestyles, so we will be offering you the chance to recommend when you would like to start.


Employers

If you are a business looking to upskill your current employees, then our Skills Bootcamps are ideal.

Our wide range of courses would enable your employees to develop skills they need and futureproof your business in a rapidly changing labour market. Alternatively, if you are seeking to employ a new member of staff with specific skills, you can sign up to interview one of our skilled learners who have already completed their course. Either way, one of our Skills Bootcamps can definitely benefit your business.

Register your interest by enquiring now or give us a call on 01757 606 648 and one of our expert team will be able to give you advice.

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Benefits to Learners

There are several benefits to individual learners and employees for participating in a Skills Bootcamp

  • Guaranteed job interview (for those unemployed or looking to change careers)
  • Perfect for individuals looking to boost their career through upskilling
  • Delivered via distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
  • Receive an English and Maths initial assessment alongside supportive Mental Toughness content
  • Engaging and interactive activities that stretch learners’ thinking and help put their new, extended knowledge into practice
  • Expert curriculum tutors are assigned to provide the support learners need to succeed
  • Develop learners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their future work and life
  • Personalised learning support from our excellent team of Learner Support Advisors
  • Support with future progression through our Careers and Progression Coordinator

Benefits to Employers

The benefits to a business are through helping your current employees upskill and by offering interviews to local talent

  • Develop a loyal and talented workforce with the skills you need swiftly
  • Futureproof your business in a rapidly changing labour market
  • Improve productivity; staff are motivated to learn new skills, provide new ideas and a fresh perspective
  • Save time and money on recruiting staff by employing the right skillset from the beginning without the cost
  • Gain access to a bank of skilled adults by working with The Skills Network as an existing Skills Bootcamp provider
  • Upskill your employees to progress internally, increase staff retention
  • Stay ahead of trends with the current economic demands of digital change
  • Options to enrol multiple cohorts of learners, or to interview learners graduating these programmes
  • Receive support from a trusted Skills Bootcamp provider

To find out more pre-enrol to a course that is available in your area and one of our expert team will be in touch with to discuss your options.


For more information read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Skills Bootcamps available

You’ve heard all about what Skills Bootcamps are and even the benefits, so now it’s time to tell you about the courses we have available – we’re sure there’s one to suit you!

We will be offering a range of different courses which include Care, Cyber Security, Data Analysis, Digital Marketing, Infrastructure, Project Management, Software Development and Technical Service Desk.

Check out our courses in more detail below, if you spot one that you’d like to know more about, you can pre-enrol and we’ll be in touch with you.

Find out which Skills Bootcamps are available in your region:

York and North Yorkshire

  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Marketing
  • Infrastructure Technician
  • Software Development

Cambridge and Peterborough

  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Marketing

Cumbria

  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Marketing

National

  • Care
  • Digital Marketing
  • Infrastructure Technician
  • Technical Service Desk

Care

The Health and Social Care Skills Bootcamp covers a range of general skills and knowledge needed by anyone with a desire to or already working within a health and social care role. This course is split into a number of modules covering subjects such as equality and inclusion, confidentiality, mental health conditions, disabilities, and more.

Cyber Security

Designed to help people with no prior tech knowledge enter the workforce as skilled Network and Cyber specialists. Gain knowledge of Network Architecture, Cyber Security Fundamentals, and Cyber Threats. Develop a broad understanding of the fundamental building blocks needed to work with Networks and Cyber Security.

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Data Analysis

This Skills Bootcamp will provide students with in-depth skills and knowledge in a range of areas that would be relevant for a Data Analyst role. This course is broken down in to a number of different modules, covering subjects such as databases, legislation, modelling, IT fundamentals, and more.

Digital Marketing

The Digital Marketer Skills Bootcamp provides a more in-depth overview of a range of subjects related to Digital Marketing. Made up of a series of modules, it covers a number of key areas such as Social Media Marketing, SEO, Email Marketing, Digital Advertising, Hubspot CMS for Marketing, Coding, Inbound Marketing, and more.

Infrastructure Technician

Our Infrastructure Technician Skills Bootcamp will provide students with a great level of skills, knowledge and experience, helping them to fully understand the ins and outs of IT Infrastructure. This course covers IT essentials, networking and architecture, mobile and operating systems, cloud services, problem solving, and more.

Project Management

The Project Management Skills Bootcamp is an immersive learning experience built on the Business Simulation Training model. Learners will partake in a scenario-based journey that covers all of the core elements leading to the successful implementation of project deliverables. This Skills Bootcamp will result in immediate at desk application of tools and techniques to improve project performance.

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Software Development

This Skills Bootcamp will provide students with the key digital and technical skills and knowledge needed for a Software Developer role. The course focuses on Object Oriented Programming, with an introduction to objects, error handling and exceptions classes, methods and fields, collections and iteration, and inheritance.

Technical Service Desk

Our Technical Service Desk Skills Bootcamp covers a range of subjects relevant for someone working in an IT Technician role. It will provide students with key skills, knowledge and experience needed for the role such as communication, technical problem solving, IT infrastructure, errors, chaos, and more.