/Skills Bootcamp in Software Development
Provided by: Durham University
Course Area: All areas
Course Type: Short Course
Start date: 16/10/2021
End date: 04/02/2022
Course length: 14 weeks
Subjects: Web development
Who is this Skills Bootcamp for
This Skills Bootcamp is designed for individuals with little to no previous tech sector experience who are interested in training into a Software Developer role or the self-employed who wish to incorporate Software Development into their business. Applications are welcomed from those currently in employment and seeking to move elsewhere or achieve promotion and those who have been unemployed for up to 12 months and are seeking to return to work.
The blended learning approach of this Skills Bootcamp makes it ideal for those needing flexibility, all independent study can be completed at a time to suit you with live teaching also recorded for those unable to attend.
Learners must be:
- Aged 19+
- Have the right to live and work in the UK
- Agree to provide the mandatory personal data upfront and supplementary information on their employment outcomes for up to 6 months following completion of the Skills Bootcamp, see individual boot camp listing for further details
- Be looking for a new role, new opportunities or increased responsibility/promotion to a different role that utilises the skills acquired through their Skills Bootcamp
- employed/self-employed, or
- career changers/returners/redeployed, or
- unemployed within the last 12 months
Employers will be able to send existing employees who meet the Skills Bootcamp eligibility requirements on this training at an impressive 70% discount. Interested employers should contact the individual Skills Bootcamp provider.
Applicants will be asked to take a critical thinking and maths quiz, with a guideline pass mark, this will not be mandatory but will be recommended to help the applicant consider their own suitability for this Skills Bootcamp.
Creating pathways to employment
How has the Skills Bootcamp been designed/created with employer input?
TechUP industry partners form our Industry Advisory Board, which consults on and reviews all Skills Bootcamp content, ensuring that the course includes training on the day to skills needed for an entry-level Data Engineering role. Where applicable industry partners are also invited to supply training materials and/or topic speakers. This process ensures that learners are acquiring the right day-to-day skills required by the employers that will be offering interviews at the end of the Skills Bootcamp.
How are employers involved in the delivery of this Skills Bootcamp?
Employers are involved in delivery in the following ways:
- Specialist speakers
- Careers fairs
- Interview practice
- Blog articles
- Case Studies
- Practical projects
What are the routes to employment following successful completion?
All learners will be offered the opportunity to interview with one of our industry partners which include:
- Opencast Software