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Skills Bootcamps for Independent Learners


Skills Bootcamps are a great opportunity for you to learn new skills to start a new career in your chosen area.  

Our Skills Bootcamps provide in-depth practical training, alongside employability support to help you gain the skills employers are looking for, improve your personal employability profile and CV and connect with your chosen industry.  

All of our Skills Bootcamps are badged by UWE Bristol, meaning on completion of your Skills Bootcamp and associated portfolio activity, you will receive a digital badge that can be displayed on your online profiles detailing the technical and soft skills you have developed throughout your training. This can provide future employers with the confidence of knowing you have studied with a reputable education provider. Many of our Skills bootcamps also offer a professional qualification alongside this.  

Through your Skills Bootcamp learning you will create a portfolio of work which demonstrates not just your learning, but your ability to put this into practice in a workplace setting.  

"We engaged with Workforce for the Future primarily to build our own skills in the short-term, to fill in those gaps where we didn't feel as confident, but really going forward as we aim to grow the company and employ more staff, we see it as a great resource as an SME to support our new members of staff and offer them development opportunities which we just couldn't resource any other way"

Andrew Lindsay - Managing Director at Cerberus Security Laboratories

Employability Support

One of our career coaches will work with you to help you consider what you are looking for from your career, help you set realistic and manageable goals and support you to implement effective job searching strategies.  

How much does a Skills Bootcamp cost?

Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for individuals applying as an independent learner*. You must not have taken part in any other funded Skills Bootcamp within the current financial year (Apr-Mar). 

*An independent learner is classed as someone who is either:  

  • Currently unemployed and looking to gain employment through completion of a Skills Bootcamp 

  • Employed, but looking to gain new employment with a different employer post Skills Bootcamp  

If you are currently employed and looking to remain with your employer post completion of the bootcamp please see our page Skills Bootcamps for Employers and Employed Individuals for details.  

What are the entry requirements?

For most of our Skills Bootcamps, no previous knowledge in the subject is needed, you just need the willingness to learn new skills and be able to commit to attending the training sessions. Alongside this, all learners must:  

  • Be aged 19 plus 

  • Not be currently in full-time or part-time education 

  • Have the right to live and work in the UK  

  • Live in England 

  • Have not registered and/or attended (including partial completion) any other skills bootcamp from any provider in the current financial year (from point of application)  

  • Agree to provide mandatory personal data and supplementary information on their employment outcomes for up to 6 months following completion of the Skills Bootcamp 

Some of our Skills Bootcamps may have additional entry requirements, please see the specific Skills Bootcamp page to check for additional information.  

Next Steps

Want to know more? Complete the interest form and one of the team will be in contact to answer any questions and provide further information.


Is the Skills Bootcamp subject you’re interested in not listed? We are constantly developing our Skills bootcamp portfolio and are keen to hear from potential learners of which subjects would help to boost your employability opportunities. Let us know your thoughts!  

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