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We are working with training providers across the region to ensure the skills being taught match with what employers need.

Skills Bootcamps are a new Government initiative designed to give you the opportunity to build up your digital skills and fast-track you to an interview with a local employer.

Recently launched across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire these modern and practical courses are being delivered in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities to help develop the digital skills most in-demand in your local area and boost your employability.

There has never been a better time to boost your career in digital or to make sure your business has the digital skills it needs to succeed.


  • The scheme is open to anyone aged 19+ in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire whether they’re looking for work, already in work, or are returning to work after some time out.
  • Courses are particularly being designed to encourage more women into digital roles and training will fit flexibly around existing commitments.
  • Recruitment for the boot camps will start on 7th December, and the courses must be completed by the end of March 2021.

Find out more about our Bootcamps

Delivery of our Skills Bootcamps is be undertaken by a partnership of 10 providers, each with differing specialisms, industry links or geographical focus.


IT Solutions Pathway Bootcamps with Althaus

IT is integral to almost all businesses, when IT systems fail, the impacts can be catastrophic. Althaus will teach you to analyse, diagnose and resolve the problems. Make the systems faster, more effective more seamless. You are the game changers, the technical superheroes, you can support the revolution.

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Digital Pathway Bootcamps with Althaus

Online presence has never been so important, the competition is out there designing and developing. Althaus will teach you to rethink marketing, re-write the rule book and expand your digital vision. Become the disruptors, emerge as the pioneers, and create the revolution.

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Networking/ Routing / Switching Essentials Bootcamps with Nottingham College

The Routing and Switching Essentials course provides learners an understanding of the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. It develops skills related to configuring a router and a switch for basic functionality.

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System Design and Development Bootcamps with Nottingham College

This hybrid course is a 12 week introduction to Systems Design and Development. We also delve into the world of programming using the C# language and web development using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

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Digital Marketing Techniques Bootcamps with Nottingham College

Run through the Chartered Institute of Marketing, this unit is the first leading to a full award in Digital Marketing Techniques. You will develop skills to improve digital marketing performance and explore the challenges and opportunities within the digital environment.

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Digital Marketing Beginner Pathway Bootcamps with Ascento

This pathway is aimed at individuals who have no real practical experience or knowledge of digital marketing and will give them a solid foundation to build from. All of pathways are delivered remotely over a ten-week period through Ascento’s industry leading E-learning platform. Alongside the units of each pathway there is 4 hours of 1:1 support with a digital marketing expert

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Digital Marketing Intermediate Pathway Bootcamp with Ascento

This pathway is aimed at individuals who possibly have elements of digital marketing (social media, blog writing, content creation etc) within their role but have not had any formal training to support them. All of pathways are delivered remotely over a ten-week period through Ascento’s industry leading E-learning platform. Alongside the units of each pathway there is 4 hours of 1:1 support with a digital marketing expert

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Digital Sales Bootcamps with Ascento

Digital sales looks at how to use digital marketing skills effectively in the sales process, with more and more people moving to remote working the traditional sales routes are closing quickly. Utilising data and social selling techniques can make a real impact upon the sales success of individuals and businesses.

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Digital Leader Bootcamps with Ascento

Our digital leader pathway combines elements of digital marketing and leadership and is perfect for traditional marketers who are transitioning into a digital role. All of pathways are delivered remotely over a ten-week period through Ascento’s industry leading E-learning platform. Alongside the units of each pathway there is 4 hours of 1:1 support with a digital marketing expert

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Coding and Software Development Bootcamp with the Derby College Group

This course which is aligned to TLM accreditation will develop computer science fundamentals and coding

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Data Analyst Bootcamps with Purple Beard

Data Analysts enable businesses to maximize the value of their data assets by using Microsoft Power BI. As a subject matter expert, Data Analysts are responsible for designing and building scalable data models, cleaning and transforming data, and enabling advanced analytic capabilities that provide meaningful business value through easy-to-comprehend data visualizations.

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Software Tester Bootcamps with Purple Beard

The Software Tester (QA) Foundation Level delivers a core understanding of software testing and is required to progress to the advanced level papers, while the specialised certificates allow you to begin focusing your learning at foundation level. Our programme is aligned to ISTQB foundation level standards.

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Software Developer (coding) Bootcamps with Purple Beard

This course provides you with the breadth of knowledge and skills needed work in a Software development role. The knowledge and skills you will develop will be across areas such as C#, Github, Javascript as well as an understanding of the Software development lifecycle.

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Data Technician Accelerated Skills Builder Bootcamp with Technology4Busniess

A high impact skills development programme designed to immediately impact business in areas such as general data quality, cost recovery and prediction of customer trends.

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Advanced Data Analytics and Continuous Monitoring Skills Development Programme Bootcamp with Technology4Busniess

For people with some data analytics experience to boost existing skills and to design and implement an analytics continuous monitoring/assurance project, for example to automatically identify data quality issues, indicators of fraud etc

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Digital Skills Bootcamp with GBS

This course is designed to equip you with the fundamentals of Digital Marketing including e: commerce principles, SEO, branding and social media

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IT Skills Bootcamp with GBS

This course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to understand software, hardware and networking including IoT, cybersecurity and Python

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are offering a number of short courses to help you develop new skills. Take a look at what they’ve got on offer:


Upcoming courses

We are working with our partners to deliver more courses to help boost your future. These include:

Coming soon

Cybersecurity Bootcamp with Nottingham City Council IT Services Training

This course will focus on the understanding and governance of Data law, Cybersecurity principles and tools

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Data Analysis Bootcamp with Babington

This course will develop your knowledge and skills to be able to understand the principles of analysis, using and cleaning data and tools

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Social Media and Digital Marketing Bootcamp with Babington

This course will enhance your understanding and knowledge of social media, digital marketing project planning and E:commerce

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ICT systems and principles with Babington

This course will enhance your understanding and knowledge of systems architecture, design and development, security and emerging technologies

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Digital leadership Bootcamp with Babington

This course will develop your skills as leader with topics covering project planning and implementation; and Agile project management

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