/Skills Bootcamp in Software Engineering (October 2021) (Closed)

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Provided by: University of Gloucestershire

Course Area: South West

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 11/10/2021

End date: 11/03/2022

Subjects: Artificial intelligence, Cloud computing, Cyber analytics, Cyber security, Data analytics, Data science, DevNet, DevOps, Machine learning, Software development, Software Engineering

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Blended

Skills Bootcamp overview

Develop advanced technical skills, learn to patent your designs and prepare a professional portfolio ready for industry. You’ll work real business briefs on this course – from the development of mobile apps, fly drones and a European MCU rally car, to hardware platforms and mission critical software. Computing problem solving and software engineering are the focus of this programme.

Who is this course for

Training will be delivered via a mix of face-to-face and virtual sessions where learners can take part through Microsoft Teams over the course of 16 weeks. Additionally, all face-to-face sessions will be video recorded and made available to all learners.


All course materials will be provided to learners through our virtual learning environment (Moodle), which is available 24-hours a day. This will include lecture notes, recordings of lectures, access to digital background reading, tutorials, exercises, quizzes etc.


Learners must:

  • Be aged 19+
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Agree to provide mandatory personal data and supplementary information on their employment outcomes for up to 8 months following completion of the Skills Bootcamp
  • Be looking for a new role, new opportunities or increased responsibility/promotion to a different role which utilises the skills acquired through their Skills Bootcamp


Be either

  • 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.


What will I learn

Typical modules include:


Programming Fundamentals: This module introduces the principles of programming and develops an understanding of problem solving techniques for software development using a programming language.


Agile Development


Managing the Security of Information: This module broadens students’ critical perspectives n strategic aspects of managing information systems driven change, and focuses in particular on the successful integration of information systems into the organisation through management of the change process.


Object Oriented Software Engineering


Data Structures & Algorithms


Strategic Business & IT Management.

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How has the Skills Bootcamp been designed/created with employer input?


A workshop is intended in early/mid September to finalise content of the curriculum and agree the most flexible delivery mode possible. Employers will be presented with current thinking (both in terms of content and delivery) and organised into groups for discussions. The outcomes of the workshop will inform the design of the curriculum, involvement of employers in the delivery and progress monitoring as well as the most suitable delivery mode.

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