Skills Bootcamps

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are a set of training courses designed to help individuals build specific, job relevant skills, and businesses to upskill their workforce.

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

The portfolio of Gateshead College Skills Bootcamps will be delivered in partnership with: 

  • 3T Training (AIS Survivex)
  • Maersk Training
  • Education Development Trust
  • Renewable Field Services
  • Training4 Retrofit
  • Madhouse Media
  • Foresight E-learning & Creative.

How much do Skills Bootcamps cost?

These courses are fully funded for independent learners (those not taking the course through their employer). 

Employers using bootcamps to upskill their workforce will be required to pay a contribution (10% for SME and 30% for Large Employers).

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible you must:

  • Be over 19 as of the 31st August 2023.
  • Live in Gateshead, Sunderland, South Tyneside, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland or County Durham (or be prepared to relocate to NE for work).
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK.

Please note: Courses will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

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