More Skills Bootcamps are always being launched, so keep checking back to this page for further opportunities as we’ll be sharing new training as and when it goes live.

We will also share updates to our mailing list directly. Please email skillsbootcamps@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk to sign up.

Digital

Between 2018 and 2021, GMCA worked with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership and DfE to deliver the £5.9m Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund, which was developed to address locally identified digital skills gaps and support residents with accessible routes into digital employment, fast tracking them to an interview with a local employer. 

The Fund laid the foundation for the Skills Bootcamps and acted as a pilot to test the funding and delivery model. The pilot’s success led to the roll out of Skills Bootcamps nationally as part of the National Skills Fund. 

The majority of our 2022-2023 funding will support more digital skills bootcamps, benefitting people working across a number of sectors as we know there’s a huge demand across different industries for new and existing employees to work and acclimatise to digital change, particularly as businesses adapt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our latest Digital Skills Bootcamps are below:

Generation – Each Generation programme has been co-designed with employers, ensuring that key technical skills, mindsets, and behavioural skills are embedded in the curriculum. This 12 week course will help you to kickstart a career in tech and you do not need any existing experience of qualifications to apply. Find out more.

Netcom - Netcom’s bootcamps will last 12-weeks, delivered predominantly remotely with face-to-face learning as required, to upskill learners into medium/higher level digital roles. Their AWS re/Start programme is a full-time course to jump-start your career working in cloud computing. Find out more.

IN4.0 -  IN4.0’s Skills Bootcamps will provide residents with the opportunity to upskill and retrain to help fill in demand roles within the digital sector. IN4.0 Group’s Skills City aims to improve digital diversity and break the barriers to the tech industry faced by those from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The Cloud Engineering course will take place over 12 weeks and will be delivered through both theory lessons and lab sessions. Find out more.

Back 2 Work - Skills Bootcamps delivered by B2W Group will provide higher-level technical skills to match GM employer needs. Their Software Development programme is designed to build technical knowledge and hands-on skills that are needed to kick-start a career in this space. Find out more.

IN4.0 - IN4.0 training provides residents with the opportunity to upskill and retrain to help fill in demand roles within the digital sector. Their Software Engineering course will take place over 16 weeks, Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-1pm. It will offer a broad understanding of the fundamental building blocks needed to work on web developments and other programming work using an industry-relevant language. Find out more.

IN4.0 – IN4.0’s courses are all Level 4 apprenticeship standard. This Skills Bootcamp is designed to help people with no prior tech knowledge to enter the workforce as skilled Network and Cyber specialists. Find out more.

Netcom – Each of Netcom’s bootcamps will last 12-weeks, delivered predominantly remotely  with face-to-face learning as required, to upskill learners into medium/higher level digital roles. This course aims to assist students in having a better grasp of current information and system security technology practices, learning the security measures and protections while also preparing them for the real-world cyber security job market. Find out more.

Back 2 Work – B2W Group’s bootcamps will transition individuals with little to no prior experience with jobs and Apprenticeships into work. All courses are delivered at Level 3 and above. Their IT Technician course offers learners facilitated workshops 5 days a week. Find out more.

Generation - Generation is a charity in the UK with the mission to support the unemployed facing barriers to employment into life-changing jobs. Their IT Support programme aims to build confidence in a supportive environment to help you enter the profession. No previous experience or knowledge is necessary. Find out more.

Netcom – Netcom’s bootcamps will provide learners with robust, tailored support throughout the programme to enable progression into employment and higher-level roles. Their Infrastructure Technician training will provide excellent grounding and hands-on experience in which you will fully understand the ins and outs of IT infrastructure, spot the errors, chaos and be capable of fixing the problems. Find out more.

Generation – Generation’s Digital Skills Bootcamps are profession-specific, with matchmade interviews and ongoing one-to-one mentoring/pastoral support. Their 11 week Skills Bootcamp in Data Analytics is the perfect place to start a career in this field. Find out more.

IN4.0 – Courses delivered by IN4.0 are tailored to support candidates with preparation for emerging jobs within the digital sector. The Data Analytics course will take place over 16 weeks and is designed to help people with no prior tech knowledge to enter the workforce as skilled Data Analysts and DevOps specialists, which includes a guaranteed interview upon completion of the programme. Find out more.

Netcom - These Skills Bootcamps will be delivered online, with face-to-face provision available according to individual need. It will last 12 weeks, Monday – Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm. Participants will learn the steps needed to build a fast, responsive website while understanding the companies that control ads on our digital devices. Find out more.

Want more reasons why you should apply? Read about the fantastic outcomes of some of our previous learners.

Read about the other opportunities available to improve your digital skills.

Construction/Green Skills

Previous Skills Bootcamps in construction and retrofit have now closed.

New opportunities in the construction and green industries should be live in soon. Check back for further information.

Upcoming events for training providers and employers

As we go through the process of bringing more providers and employers on board to deliver this vital training, we’ll be holding a range of events so you can find out more about what to expect from each contract.

We’ll share these dates on our social media platforms and via email. To receive updates, ask to be added to our mailing list by contacting skillsbootcamps@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk.