What are Skills Bootcamps?
Skills Bootcamps are flexible training courses and last up to 16 weeks. They give the skills wanted by employers for jobs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough . The courses help improve people’s careers and include an interview with an employer. These courses are free for learners who are self-employed, unemployed, or looking for a career change. Employers can get up to 90% off the cost of Skills Bootcamps to upskill their staff.
Skills Bootcamps are in partnership with employers, training providers and local government. The courses are funded by the Government’s Department for Education. They are developed here by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.
Skills Bootcamps have been running in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough since 2021 and have been bringing great benefits for both people and employers.
List of bootcamps available
We want to hear from people who are interested in finding out more about Skills Bootcamps. To register your interest, please fill out the form in the section below, depending on whether you are an individual looking to take a course, an employer, or a training provider. The following courses are available:
Level 2 Insulation Installation
Level 3 Cyber Security
Level 3 Digital Marketing
Level 3 Infrastructure Technician
Electric vehicle maintenance and repair training
Health and social care courses
Skills for Care (the Bootcamp offers units of the Level 3 Diploma in Care)
Professional and Business
Level 3 Digital Marketing
Level 3 Leadership and Management (Team Leaders / Supervisors)
Level 4 Business Data Analytics
Level 5 Leadership and Management (Departmental / Service Managers)
Skills Bootcamps are 100% free to individuals and give you the skills you need to get the job you want, quickly and effectively. If you’re over 19-years-old in work, self-employed, unemployed, or returning to work after a break, and want to speed up your route into a new job or take a step up with your current employer, a Skills Bootcamp could work for you.
To register your interest in a Skills Bootcamp, click here
Skills Bootcamps are a great way to upskill your workforce, supporting growth, better productivity and staff retention.
SMEs can get funding for 90% of the cost of Skills Bootcamps per employee, while larger employers can access funding of 70% per employee. There are also opportunities for employers to design and shape the skills being delivered, with bespoke training designed to fit the needs of your organisation.
Alternatively, you can fill gaps in your workforce by offering an interview to an individual who is undertaking a Skills Bootcamp, bringing new talent into your organisation.
To register your interest as an employer, click here
Training providers who are interested in delivering Skills Bootcamps can find further information by clicking the button below.
To register your interest as a training provider, click here
Government Skills Bootcamps website for individuals: https://skillsforlife.campaign.gov.uk/courses/skills-bootcamps/
Government information for employers: Skills Bootcamps (education.gov.uk)