Skip to content

Skills Bootcamps

If you’re aged 19 and over and looking to change sectors or progress in your current industry, a Skills Bootcamp could be your next step to a better job.

These flexible courses last up to 16 weeks and allow you to gain skills employers are looking for.

You will also be guaranteed a job interview at the end of the course.
For most Skills Bootcamps, no previous knowledge in the subject is needed – you just need a good grasp of the English language and the willingness to learn new skills.

Available to:

Adults aged 19 and over looking to update or build their skills


Up to 16 weeks

Age restriction:

19 and over

Course type:

Classroom-based, On-the-job, Online, Short courses


Free - funded by the government 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.

What it can lead to:

Completing a Skills Bootcamp leads to a guaranteed job interview with a local employer, helping you to get a better job.

About Skills Bootcamps:

Skills Bootcamps are developed in partnership with local employers, providers and authorities to help fill skills gaps and vacancies in local areas.

A Skills Bootcamp could be for you if you are:

  • looking to progress in your current sector
  • looking to change jobs or explore a new industry
  • currently employed or self-employed
  • recently unemployed

About the courses available:

Skills Bootcamps are designed to be flexible, so you can fit learning around your family or other commitments.

Over 100 courses are currently available in:

  • digital skills (such as data analytics, software development or digital marketing)
  • technical skills (like construction, engineering or manufacturing)
  • green skills (including solar energy and agriculture technology)
  • HGV driving (both for beginners and for those looking to upgrade their current HGV licence)

More Skills Bootcamps courses will become available throughout the year.

Some Skills Bootcamps may have additional entry requirements, such as previous education levels or sector experience. 

Contact the provider or visit their website for more information on the entry requirements for a specific Skills Bootcamp.

How to Apply:

To apply for a Skills Bootcamp:

  1. Find a Skills Bootcamp on
  2. Visit the provider’s website of your chosen Skills Bootcamp
  3. Apply directly with the course provider


Find a Skills Bootcamp link opens in a new tab

Advice and Guidance