Skills Bootcamps in Teaching & Learning

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.

How much does it 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.

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) is a term for a method of personalised support to use when your role requires that you work with people. It helps to strengthen your communication skills and teaches techniques to use when interacting with customers, clients or colleagues

Skills in IAG can help you to understand how to deal with people in a way that will empower and motivate them to make the best decisions for themselves.

Our new Skills Bootcamps are designed to develop your interpersonal skills and could lead you to a new career path with a guaranteed interview at the end of the course.

Our expert training team will lead you through a three-week course to ensure that you understand what IAG is, and when and how to use it.

We’ll teach you the different techniques involved in working with IAG through a mixture of live face to face and online learning. Each participant who completes the Skills Bootcamp will be offered an interview with Education Development Trust for a trainee or experienced Careers Adviser position (depending on experience) and will receive support with interview preparation and job search skills. Participants will be required to hold a minimum of a level 2 qualification in Maths and English.

Course Duration – 60 hours


This skills boot camp provides an introduction in to teaching and aims to meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as:

  • individuals not currently in a teaching or training role
  • individuals currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training)
  • individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction in to teaching

Course Duration - 63 hours – 12 weeks part time

This Skills Bootcamp will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with learning disabilities. 

It is aimed at people who are supporting individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role. 

The units offered within this qualification mirror those offered within the Learning Disabilities Pathway of the Health and Social Care Diplomas in England.

Course Duration - 63 hours – 12 weeks part time

This Skills Bootcamp is intended for those who are looking to assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment).

Course Duration - 63 hours – 12 weeks part time

This Skills Bootcamp will support competence in an occupational role to the standards required.

It is intended for those who lead a team of internal quality assurance staff to raise an organisations quality process.

Course Duration - 63 hours – 12 weeks part time

Course Duration - 63 hours – 12 weeks part time

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

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