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What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are flexible training courses lasting up to 16 weeks and offering individuals the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

The training courses have been developed to support adults who are in work, self-employed, unemployed or returning to work after a break.

Skills Bootcamps – developed as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life – are fully funded and free to adult learners over the age of 19.

 

 

Developed in partnership with local employers

The Skills Bootcamps at Weymouth College aim to deliver flexible training opportunities at Level 3 and will be developed in partnership with local employers to respond to their specific skills shortages.

Local employers can utilise the Skills Bootcamp training to upskill and develop their existing workforce and will be required to contribute to the cost of training. This contribution level is set by the Government and will be either 10% or 30% depending on the size of company.

 

So what courses are available at Skills Bootcamp at Weymouth College?

We are pleased to be offering four different Skills Bootcamps from September 2022 onwards – you will find details below.

If you would like to find out a little more about these courses, please complete the enquiry form and we will be in touch.

 

Our course offering

2D & 3D Computer Aided Design in Engineering (Solidworks)

A course designed to develop skills and knowledge in two-dimensional (2D) detailed drawings and three-dimensional (3D) models using a computer-aided design (CAD) system, supporting industries such as engineering, design and construction to an international standard.

No prior experience is required, although learners should be IT proficient.

Component Removal and Replacement in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Developing  skills and knowledge in the removal and replacement of components in an electric high voltage powertrain and ancillary systems – you will learn how to carry out diagnostic, testing and repair activities on Electric and Hybrid vehicles.

No formal prior qualifications required, although learners must be able to demonstrate adequate prior knowledge and experience.

Construction Management and Supervision

Providing learners with a sound understanding of the construction industry and the built environment including building regulations and control requirements in construction.

No formal prior qualifications required, although learners must be able to demonstrate adequate prior knowledge and experience.

Digital Marketing and Social Media

Exploring the digital journey undertaken when setting up and managing a business, this course will offer digital skill advancement and development for both employees and businesses in the local area, including specific training relating to marketing, social media and digital engagement.

More questions?

Can I apply directly to Weymouth College for a Skills Bootcamp course?

Yes – completely free for individuals over 19 years old who are unemployed, looking to develop new technical skills to upskill or progress and support their career – the Skills Bootcamp will also aim to fast-track an interview with a local employer.

I am already employed – can my employer and I agree on a Skills Bootcamp course that will work for us both?

Yes – you and your employer can together agree on a Skills Bootcamp course which will allow you to upskill and take on an enhanced role within the workplace. Your employer will co-fund your Skills Bootcamp course (10% or 30% contribution depending on the size of the company) alongside the National Skills Fund.

I am an employer – can I look at upskilling members of my existing workforce through the Skills Bootcamp?

Yes – Skills Bootcamp is a great way of upskilling and developing your existing workforce and enabling them to take on new area and skills responsibilities within your company. You will only need to co-fund (10% or 30% contribution depending on the size of the company) of the training fees – The National Skills Fund will finance the rest.

Are there any other entry requirements?

Eligible learners must be aged 19 or over on 31st August 2022 and in work (including self-employed and part-time), unemployed within the past 12 months or looking to return to work following a break. There will be an initial skills assessment and interview prior to enrolment for all courses to determine suitability and eligibility. This is to ensure you are able to meet the technical requirements or industry specific skills training requirements.
You are only able to undertake one skills bootcamp per funding year

The next step

If you would like to find out a little more about the Skills Bootcamp at Weymouth College courses, please complete the enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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