Digital Skills Bootcamps are now available.
What are Digital Skills Bootcamps?
Flexible training courses for aged 19 and over to fast-track specialist skill development, for existing or new talent for your business.
Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks for adults aged 19 or over. They give people the opportunity to build up valuable sector-specific skills based on local employer demand and provide a direct path to a job on completion.
Skills Bootcamps are primarily aimed at delivering flexible training at levels 3-5 (medium to higher level technical skills), and level 2 in some sectors.
They are co-designed or shaped with employers to respond to their skills shortages.
This training is for adults who are either in work, self-employed, unemployed or returning to work after a break.
Skills Bootcamps are available in:
digital courses such as digital marketing or coding
technical training in areas like construction, logistics (HGV driving) or engineering
green skills, for instance solar energy or agriculture technology
Employers can work with training providers to develop and deliver Skills Bootcamps to help them fill skill shortage vacancies.
There is no cost to employers who recruit individuals who have completed a Skills Bootcamp.
Employers contribute to the cost of training if they want to use Skills Bootcamps to train their existing employees.
Large employers contribute 30% of the cost, and small or medium employers (SMEs) contribute 10%.
Existing employees may need time to study and attend classes depending on their working hours and status and the flexibility of the course.
Benefits of Skills Bootcamps
They help your business:
develop a loyal and talented workforce with the skills you need quickly
futureproof your business in a rapidly changing labour market
improve your productivity; learners are motivated to learn new skills, provide new ideas and a fresh perspective
recruit staff with the right training and skills from the outset
get access to a pipeline of skilled adults by working with existing Skills Bootcamp providers