News - 26 March 2024

D2N2 LEP inviting bids for the delivery of Skills Bootcamps Wave 5

D2N2 LEP is inviting bids for the delivery of Skills Bootcamps Wave 5, with the tender period open from 26 March to 26 April 2024

We are pleased to announce that D2N2 LEP is inviting bids for the delivery of Skills Bootcamps provision for the following priority areas:

• Construction and the Built Environment (including Green Skills) • Digital • Engineering and Manufacturing (including Green Skills) • Sales, Marketing and Procurement • Other (Leadership and Management)

The Framework will commence in June 2024, with Call-off Contracts to follow. The Framework and associated Call-off Contracts will expire on 30th September 2025 – delivery of training and the offer of a guaranteed job interview must be completed by 31st March 2025.

Expressions of interest are invited to be submitted before 11.00am on Friday 26th April 2024.

Please ensure you download and read all tender documents before submitting a bid.

Skills Bootcamps Wave 5

D2N2 LEP in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, secured £4,967,950 from the Department for Education to boost and broaden our Skills Bootcamps offer, as part of the fifth wave of Skills Bootcamps allocations. D2N2 LEP as the lead partner is now seeking delivery partners that can deliver Digital and Green Skills within and across the D2N2 LEP area.

What are Skills Bootcamps?  

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses that can last up to 16 weeks and are fully funded to give people the opportunity to gain new skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer OR gain new skills in an existing job.   Typically, Level 3, 4 or 5.  They are free to all learners and can be online,  face-to-face, or a mixture of both depending on the subject.

Who are they for? 

Skills Bootcamps are for most adults over the age of 19.  Adults who are unemployed or self-employed can attend Skills Bootcamps to learn the skills needed to find a job or get new contracts.   Employed adults can attend Skills Bootcamps to learn a new skill that will help them find a new job with a different employer.

Employed adults who want to remain with their existing employer and learn new skills to help them take on new roles and responsibilities, or fill skills gaps within the business, should speak to their employer.  Employers are required to contribute to the cost of the Skills Bootcamps if they want to send their employees to the Skills Bootcamps training, and the Government funds the rest.  Employers with less than 250 employees contribute 10% of the cost and large businesses pay 30% of the cost.

Find out more about Skills Bootcamps

Access the tender document for Skills Bootcamps Wave 5

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) covers the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire region, convening the businesses, universities, colleges and local authorities in our region to drive low carbon, economic growth and productivity, skills & careers, inclusion and delivery excellence. The D2N2 LEP team and functions will transition into the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA) during 2024.  


For media enquiries, contact:   

Nicola Swaney   

Head of External Affairs, D2N2 LEP   

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