Skills Boot Camps
Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. All Skills Bootcamps will offer a guaranteed interview for a job at the end.
Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for learners. Skills Bootcamps are being delivered in partnership with employers, further education training providers and universities across the East Midlands.
The training and support available is aligned with local and national demand for skills, ensuring that people have direct line of sight to a job and support people to get skills for life.
Skills Bootcamps form part of the Department for Education’s (DfE) £2.5bn ‘National Skills Fund’, which is part of Government’s wider Skills for Life Campaign.
D2N2 LEP was awarded over £3m of this funding, which will be used to support 1,500 individuals working across different sectors in the East Midlands between 2022 and 2023 including:
- Green Skills in Construction and Transport
Who can apply?
Skills Bootcamps are available to all adults aged 19 including those who are unemployed, returning to work after a break, in full-time or part-time employment or who are self-employed.
For those who are unemployed or returning to work you will have the offer of a guaranteed job interview with a local employer when you complete your qualification which could fast-track you into a new job using the new skills you have gained on the Skills Bootcamp.
For most Skills Bootcamps, no previous knowledge in the subject is needed – you just need a good grasp of the English language and the willingness to learn new skills.
How do Skills Bootcamps work?
Most Skills Bootcamps are delivered at Level 3 (‘A’ Levels) although some in key sectors such as Green Skills can be delivered at Level 2. Some of our Skills Bootcamps are delivered at Level 4 and above.
All Skills Bootcamps offer a minimum of 60 learning hours to people over a maximum of 16 weeks.
Skills Bootcamps for Employers
Whether you’re a public, private or voluntary organisation, our Skills Bootcamps can give you access to new talent pools of individuals who have just completed up-to-date training, which has been shaped by the challenges businesses in the East Midlands are experiencing.
There are several ways your business or organisation can benefit from Skills Bootcamps:
- Train your existing workforce by booking your staff onto a Skills Bootcamp
- Put yourself forward as a business willing to offer a guaranteed interview for participants who have completed the programme, so you have direct access to a newly trained talent pool
- Working with Skills Bootcamp providers to fill skills gaps by involvement in the design and proposed delivery of Skills Bootcamp provision
Businesses looking to upskill their existing workforce (defined as someone directly employed by the employer, not a sub-contractor, or freelancer) by enrolling staff onto a Skills Bootcamp will be expected to pay 30% of the training costs.
This reduces to 10% if the employer is a small or medium enterprise (SME) with 250 or less employees.
There is no cost to individual employees who are accessing the training through their employer.
Our latest Skills Bootcamps in digital are below:
Digital Marketing Providers: Anicca – Anicca Skills Bootcamps | DBC Training – DBC Skills Bootcamps
Web Design & Development Providers: Althaus – Althaus Skills Bootcamps | De Montford University – DMU Skills Bootcamps
Software Development Providers: Althaus – Althaus Skills Bootcamps | GBS – GBS Skills Bootcamps
IT Solutions Providers: Althaus – Althaus Skills Bootcamps | Grantham College – Grantham College Skills Bootcamps
Data Analytics Providers: Ascento – Ascento Skills Bootcamps | Grantham College – Grantham College Skills Bootcamps | Purple Beard – Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps | Technology4Business – Technology4Business Skills Bootcamps
Gaming Providers: Ascento – Ascento Skills Bootcamps | DMU – DMU Skills Bootcamps | Inspire – Inspire Skills Bootcamps
Cloud Computing Providers: Grantham College – Grantham College Skills Bootcamps | Nottingham College – Nottingham College Skills Bootcamps | Purple Beard – Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps
Full Stack Development Providers: Purple Beard – Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps | Grantham College – Grantham College Skills Bootcamps
Business Analyst Provider: Purple Beard – Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps
Our latest Skills Bootcamp in green skills are:
Electric Vehicle Public Transport / Maintenance Electric Vehicles Institute of the Motor Industry Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Hazard Management for Emergency and Recovery Personnel; Institute of the Motor Industry Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement; Institute of the Motor Industry Level 4 Award in the Diagnosis, Testing, and repair of electric / hybrid vehicles and components Providers: Duplex Business Services – Duplex Business Services Skills Bootcamps | Grantham College – Grantham College Skills Bootcamps | Nottingham College – Nottingham College Skills Bootcamps
Green Construction & Low Carbon Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination & Risk Management; Level 4 Introduction to Retrofit (including Retrofit Assessor training); Level 4 Introduction to Energy Management; Level 4 Introduction to Building Pathology Level 4 Introduction to Heritage & Conservation; Level 4 Designing, Building and Leading a Sustainable Future Provider: Nottingham Trent University – NTU Skills Bootcamps
Level 3 Renewables – Solar Installation Provider: Grantham College – Grantham College Skills Bootcamps
Level 3 Heat Pumps Provider: Grantham College – Grantham College Skills Bootcamps
Level 3 Smart Metering Provider: Grantham College – Grantham College Skills Bootcamps
Level 3 Solid Wall Insulation Bootcamp Provider: Provincial Seals Limited – Provincial Seals Skills Bootcamps
Level 3 Retrofit Assessors Bootcamp Provider: Provincial Seals Limited – Provincial Seals Skills Bootcamps