</The IoC Skills Bootcamps>
The Institute of Coding’s (IoC) consortium of employers, universities and outreach partners, which is led by the University of Bath, has been selected as a provider for the Department for Education’s (DfE) Skills Bootcamps. This means that our partners are launching new Skills Bootcamps that will connect people into employment.
On 5th August, the IoC and partners announced six new Skills Bootcamps that are launching in the South West region. Read more here about this launch and the collaborative group that will be developing and delivering this programme.
What are Skills Bootcamps?
Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up tech skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer. They are being developed by the Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs, in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job.
How much do they cost?
Skills Bootcamps will be provided at no cost for learners who meet the eligibility criteria and are accepted by a Skills Bootcamp provider onto a specific programme. Please see the Skills Bootcamp listings using the button below to view the eligibility requirements.
Employers who wish to upskill existing employees through the Skills Bootcamps will receive a 70% discount from standard programme fees.
How do I learn more or apply?
Our partners are rolling out their Skills Bootcamps and these are available on our Skills Bootcamp course catalogue. This list will be updated as additional Skills Bootcamps are launched.
To learn more, please register your interest below and/or download our Skills Bootcamp flyer.
Are you interested in learning more about the IoC-led Skillls Bootcamps?
The IoC consortium will provide Skills Bootcamps in different formats (both online and in-person), at locations throughout the country. Topics will include core digital skills, data science, software development, AI, cybersecurity and others.
You can view information about the available Skills Bootcamps, including how to apply, here. If you would like to receive updates as new Skills Bootcamps are launched, please register your interest using this form.
Bootcamp Form 1
Bootcamp Form 2
Using its collaborative approach, the IoC is bringing together partners with delivery and engagement expertise to ensure that each step of the Skills Bootcamp journey is high-quality and tailored to meet the needs of employers and those looking to upskill to boost their employability.
If you are an employer and would like to learn more about the Skills Bootcamps, including potentially interviewing or hiring these skilled learners, please register your interest using this form or email IoCSkillsBootcamps@bath.ac.uk.
</Skills Bootcamp partners >
The IoC-led Skills Bootcamps will be coordinated and delivered by respected UK universities, including Aston University, Bath Spa University, the University of Bath, Birmingham City University, Durham University, Edge Hill University, the University of Gloucestershire, the University of Huddersfield, Manchester Metropolitan University, Northumbria University, the Open University, Teesside University, UWE Bristol, Wiltshire College & University Centre and more.
The programme will also be supported by the IoC’s engagement partners (e.g. DWP Jobcentres), pathway to work collaborators (including Deloitte – who are building infrastructure to support the programme’s data flow and reporting, measuring enrolment across the UK and promoting Skills Bootcamps and its graduates among their client network – as well as techUK, combined authorities, and LEPs), alongside the IoC’s existing network and consortium.
Skills Bootcamps in the South West region will be provided in close collaboration with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), Swindon & Wiltshire local enterprise partnership (LEP) and the GFirst LEP (based in Gloucestershire).