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Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps help you develop new skills that employers are looking for. They’re a great opportunity to train in a new industry or progress in your current career.

Types of Skills Bootcamps

There are hundreds of Skills Bootcamps available across many areas, like:

  • digital, including data engineering, software development and marketing
  • technical, including construction and engineering
  • green, including electric vehicle maintenance and heat pump technology
  • health and social care, including care management and well-being
  • HGV driving, including if you’re new to HGV driving or want to return
  • business and administration, including project management and insurance

Skills Bootcamps take up to 16 weeks to complete. They’re flexible, so you can fit learning around your family or other commitments.

Entry requirements for Skills Bootcamps

You need to be 19 or over to do a Skills Bootcamp. For most Skills Bootcamps, you do not need to have any previous knowledge in the subject. You just need to speak a good level of English and have a willingness to learn.

Some courses may have additional entry requirements, such as needing you to have a certain qualification or experience. If there are any, they will be listed in the relevant course details.

Qualification you’ll earn

You might get a qualification from your Skills Bootcamp but not all will offer you one. If you are offered one, the level of qualification you’ll get will depend on the provider and the course you’re doing.

You can read the details for each individual Skills Bootcamp to check if you’ll get a qualification at the end.

While you might not get a qualification, Skills Bootcamps will help you get a job or get a place on a different course that will give you a qualification at the end.

Find a Skills Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamps can take place at a college, another training provider or online.

You can find the right Skills Bootcamp for you on GOV.UK, then apply directly through the training provider’s website.

Find a Skills Bootcamp on GOV.UK

After your Skills Bootcamp

After you’ve finished your Skills Bootcamp, you’re guaranteed a job interview with an employer.

You could also:

  • get a new job or apprenticeship
  • progress in your current job
  • find new business opportunities if you're self-employed