Skills Bootcamps

A fast and effective way for people to get the skills they need for great careers and supporting employers to improve their workforce.

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.

No start dates are currently available but a new list of courses and start dates will be updated on this webpage late Spring 2024.

Courses will range from:

Digital, including coding

Green Skills such as electric vehicle maintenance and repair

Construction such as groundworks

Business such as leadership and management

Plus many more…

You can register your interest below.


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

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

Further reading:

Government Skills Bootcamps website for individuals:

Government information for employers: Skills Bootcamps (