Skills Bootcamps, free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks

Free, flexible courses, once you complete the Skills Bootcamp, you're guaranteed an interview with an employer.

What are Skills Bootcamps?

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.

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If you’re aged 19 and over and looking to change sectors or progress in your current industry, a Skills Bootcamp could be your next step to a better job.

These flexible courses allow you to gain skills employers are looking for.

  • You will also be guaranteed a job interview at the end of the course.
  • 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.

Guaranteed job interview

Boost career prospects through upskilling

Develop knowledge, skills and confidence

Personalised career support

Engaging and interactive activities

A Skills Bootcamps can lead to a guaranteed job interview with a local employer, helping you to get a better job.

Skills Bootcamp Eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for a Skills Bootcamp if you:

  • are aged 19 or over
  • have the right to work in the UK
  • live in England
  • meet residency requirements – the training provider can check this
  • If you claim Universal Credit, you can apply and continue to claim benefits.

Some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criteria.

Once you complete the course, you’ll be guaranteed a job interview. If you’re self-employed, you’ll be able to use the training to seek new opportunities for your business. If you’re being supported by your current employer to complete the Skills Bootcamp then you’ll be offered a new role or new responsibilities.

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