What are Skills Bootcamps?
In a nutshell, Skills Bootcamps open up much-needed opportunities for people who are struggling to find a job or want to switch careers. They teach in-demand skills, support students in securing better-paid roles and enable employers to fill vacancies where there are skills shortages.
- Government-funded, Skills Bootcamps come in many formats, but here are some general facts:
- Courses can be up to 16 weeks in duration*
- They are not necessarily based on qualifications, but designed to be focused on the skills that employers’ value
- Supported sectors are Construction, Digital, Engineering and manufacturing, Green skills & Rail
- Students must be aged 19+ and can be either in work, self-employed, recently unemployed or returning to work after a break
- A national rollout follows successful pilot schemes in selected regions
- Courses are FREE to all students and businesses who want to upskill their existing workforce will receive a subsidy of 70%**
- Skills Bootcamps will receive £43 million in government funding, from the National Skills Fund, in 2021-2022
- Upon completion, students are guaranteed interviews for real vacancies
- Progression routes are employment, self-employment or continuing to a level 3 (min) apprenticeship
- Entry requirements for most courses are minimal as they are aimed at new entrants to the industry
* Our course is 12-weeks long
** The employer contribution for our course is £750+VAT
For further information on Skills Bootcamps, in general, visit:
For a list of Skills Bootcamps available across the UK, provided by main contractors, visit:
There are many others, like our own, which are not listed. Our course is provided in conjunction with We Are Digital.