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Hear from the current learners benefiting from Skills Bootcamps

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I have thoroughly enjoyed the course, the content, and the way it was delivered exceeded any expectations I had. This course really challenged me to change how I view supporting and upskilling others and helped me to develop my own skills within my job role.

Empeiria Training Health and Care Skills Bootcamp

Why will Skills Bootcamps help you 

Learners aged 19+, who are employed, self-employed or unemployed can attend a Skills Bootcamp to gain skills for a new job or contract with no cost involved. You will be taken through the Skills Bootcamp with industry professionals providing support and training, then upon completion you will be supported for up to 6 months to utilise your skills in the workplace, either with a new job/role/contracts etc. If you're looking to improve your employability, broaden your skill set and/or start in a new field then Skills bootcamps will help you achieve your goal.  

Potential Skills Bootcamp categories/ themes  

We have bootcamps within the following sectors and have a small section of funding put aside for ‘other’.  

  • Digital 
  • Technical 
  • Construction 
  • Green Skills 
  • Pathway to accelerated apprenticeships 
  • Other - We are also open to receiving applications looking to pilot an alternative Skills Bootcamp area, subject to strong local employer demand and support, as well as strong alignment to our Local Data and Labour Market Intelligence. 

Cost and time  

Skills Bootcamps are always free for learners and can be delivered in a variety of formats depending on which Skills Bootcamp is chosen. Potential delivery routes include: 

  • Online / In person / Blended delivery approach 
  • Full time / Part time 
  • Day / Twilight 

More information  

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I was a complete novice when I did the bootcamp and had never so much as looked at Illustrator and the other packages. I have created flyers that have been used for presentations and trade shows. I think the key to the bootcamp was it gave me the confidence to open the package and try and then the skills to develop what I could achieve. I am constantly learning new things and still refer to my notes from the training, it was invaluable.

SquareOne Training Graphic Design Skills Bootcamp

The boot camp has given me the confidence to put myself out there and try something new which has been the best thing I have done. It has equipped me with enough knowledge to get a foot in the door and show my potential to myself and my employer. When I first started I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew but the support from square one was so good they encouraged me to keep going and did everything they could to ensure my success. The Excel course I took have been a massive investment and helped me in what at first seemed quite overwhelming, it gave me the confidence to know I could do it and take those skills into the work place. Square one send out regular handy tips and hints for excel which I often look at and have taken some for myself in the workplace.

SquareOne Training Data Analytics Skills Bootcamp

I particularly enjoyed the face-to-face training sessions and the ‘zoom’ training sessions, in particular the tabletop exercises that enabled me to put into practice any response to a given event situation, building upon my developed learning and skills. It was also good to understand the legislation and requirements from a more strategic perspective of the Safety Officer and Safety Management team in the requirements necessary for an event to be put on and the legislation, policies and procedures that need to be in place. I enjoyed the practical day on Basic First Aid training as part of my CPD and gaining a recognised certificate. One factor I found impressive was the knowledge and skills of the trainers on the course who were frequently quizzed on matters outside of the course content and clearly demonstrated a wealth of knowledge in Security and Safety, and were very welcoming to.

Karl Fenney Re NGTC Event Safety and Future Leaders Skills Bootcamp Programme

As an agricultural business there are times of the year when the weather determines how much work can be undertaken. My partner told me about the Skills Bootcamp in HGV driving and this seemed like a natural addition to the business. Throughout the training John, Kev and Troy really helped me to make the most of the training. Theory sessions were flexible, with a good mix of face to face and online. The practical sessions covered everything I needed to know and Troy was very good at explaining how everything worked.

Steve Ridgeway re JMA’s HGV class 1 Skills Bootcamp

Working on branding and closest to the customer, Josh has a vast experience of working with several companies prior to working at Moran’s Wood Components. He undertook ten days in-house training in Lean Leadership and applied it within work with a continuous Improvement project. He stated, when asked about the course material, ‘I had previous experience but gained a lot of detailed experience about work processes, enjoyed learning and gained a lot of knowledge’. When asked about the delivery of the project and presentation to the business Directors. ‘I think working with team leads as a problem solver and managing some of the work flow has really been a change in myself.’ As a result of the programme, he recognised that he had changed his outlook in work, ‘It has made me more confident in the workplace and better to communicate with.

JMA Lean Leadership Skills Bootcamp