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Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks helping adults aged 19+ build up sector skills that local employers are looking for and fast-track to a guaranteed interview.

You can learn in-demand skills with a clear pathway to employment in sectors from Digital and Logistics, to Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Bioscience, as well as in the growing Clean Energy and Green industries.

Courses are flexible with classroom-based, on-the-job, online and short courses all available, so you can fit learning around your family, work or other commitments.


Who can apply:

Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee – are available to adults aged 19 and over who want to update or build their skills and are unemployed, self-employed, or employed. Skills Bootcamps are fully funded and are free for learners (if you are taking the course yourself and not through your employer).


How to apply:

Find the right Skills Bootcamp for you and apply directly through the provider’s website. You can find out which providers are available locally by clicking here.

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Information for employers:

Skills Bootcamps are a great way to upskill existing staff who may need to update or formalise their skills or learn new specialist skills ​to develop in their role or take on a new one.

Employers who would like to access courses for existing staff are required to contribute to the cost of learning (10% SME and 30% for a large employer). The cost varies for each Skills Bootcamp and can be discussed with the individual training Provider.

Bespoke training and skills support is available for Tees Valley businesses through the fully funded Skills for Growth programme.


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