ABOUT SKILLS BOOTCAMPS

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Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving you the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track you to an interview with a local employer.

They are being developed by the UK Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs with the Department for Education (DfE).

In partnership with employers, providers, and local authorities, Skills Bootcamps help learners develop the skills that are in demand right now in their local area and improve employability and opportunities for further learning in the tech industries.

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QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Skills Bootcamps are available to adults aged 19+ *regardless of prior attainment, who are either:

  • Employed

  • Self-employed

  • Career changers/returners/redeployed or

  • Unemployed within the last 12 months


*Unless required by the role/regulations of the industry in which the vacancies are being offered

CAN I APPLY IF I CLAIM UNIVERSAL CREDIT?

Adults who are in the Universal Credit intensive work search regime are now able to train full-time towards a work-related qualification for up to 12 weeks, or up to 16 weeks on a full-time Skills Bootcamp, in England.

This change will run for 6 months, building on the 8 weeks claimants are already able to train full-time. Provided that an adult is referred to the training course by their Work Coach by 26 October 2021 they will be permitted to complete it whilst claiming Universal Credit, subject to complying with Universal Credit eligibility requirements.

If you are unsure of your eligibility to apply, click here to email directly and one of our team of experts will be in touch!