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Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to a guaranteed interview with a local employer.

The Growth Company Education and Skills are delighted to announce that we will deliver a series of brand-new Skills Bootcamps from Spring 2023. The new Skills Bootcamps follow the successful delivery of our initial launch last year in which we delivered Skills Bootcamps in Digital, Construction and Green Skills.

This training has been made possible and is free to individuals thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding for Skills Bootcamps, forming part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and funded through the Department of Education’s National Skills Fund.

Please click on the links to find out more about the Skills Bootcamps delivered by the Growth Company:

Construction and Green Technology

Digital and Marketing

Professional

Developed by the Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, Skills Bootcamps are being delivered in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people gain skills for life, help support skills demands in their local area, and ultimately – to help people get a better job.

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to a guaranteed interview with a local employer.

Jon Paul-Rimington, Managing Director of GC Education and Skills said; “We welcome the news that we have been successful in our bid to continue to successfully deliver Skills Bootcamps. We are excited to work with our partners to provide adults with skills to support them into new job roles and to access to new work opportunities for those self-employed.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the fully funded entry criteria?

Our Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for anyone aged 19+ who are:

  • Employed either full-time or part-time
  • Unemployed
  • Self-employed
  • A serving prisoner due to be released within 6 months of completion of a Skills Bootcamp and those on temporary release
How do I apply?

Click on the link to the Skills Bootcamp you are interested in and then 'Register your interest'.

Can I complete more than one Skills Bootcamp?

You can only complete one of Skills Bootcamps per funding year (1st April to 31st March) and must not be on more than one Skills Bootcamp at any one time.

How can Skills Bootcamps help me?

Skills Bootcamps can provide you with the opportunity to build sector specific skills that could potentially lead straight to employment. As once the training has been completed, you'll fast track to a guaranteed interview with a local employer. The Bootcamps aim to upskill adults from diverse groups and help employers to bridge the skills gap. 

Georgie's Journey from Skills Bootcamp to Director
"In an industry and a world that is constantly changing you can get left behind, so anything you can do to keep your skills current and relevant is really worthwhile.”