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Train4Tomorrow: Digital and Technical Skills Bootcamps

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#Train4Tomorrow offers free, high quality, digital and technical training to employed and unemployed adults. The training is designed by industry to meet their open and live vacancies. Digital and Technical Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses, up to 16 weeks; giving people the opportunity to build up specific-sector skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

The programme, funded through the National Skills Fund, includes different Digital and Technical Skills Bootcamps that have been designed to help local people advance or pivot their skills into growing sectors resilient to the current economic downturn.

Digital and Technical Skills Bootcamps are open for applications for September – December start dates. See details below and get your application in now!

 

Bootcamps are recruiting now! Find out more about the courses on offer below.

LAUNCH YOUR NEW CAREER IN DATA, CYBER, ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION, WELDING, PHOTONICS, AGRI TECH OR MARINE TECHNICAL

With different #Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps to choose from, there are opportunities to move into cyber, data science, software, digital marketing, IT, welding, photonics, engineering, construction, Agri tech, or electrical installation. The options cover a wide variety of in-demand skills.

The training is completely free and everyone completing the Skills Bootcamp is matched with an interview opportunity.

We are in the midst of a digital and technical skills revolution and in order to benefit our communities and local industry, #Train4Tomorrow encourages inclusion and diversity. We are actively looking to raise awareness and encourage participation from individuals who may previously have faced barriers moving into digital or technical careers. #Train4Tomorrow encourages everyone to empower themselves with digital and technical skills that enable people to advance in (or switch to) the jobs of tomorrow.

Tell me more about each Skills Bootcamp

Technical Skills Bootcamps - Construction

This Skills Bootcamp is designed to enable successful candidates to ‘stand out’ when employers’ are recruiting for electrical installation apprentices and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

On successful completion of the programme candidates will receive a CCNSG National Passport, an ECITB Pre-Employment Programme certificate and a Focus Training certificate of training.The CCNSG (Client Contractor National Safety Group) Safety Passport is the engineering construction industry safety card. Workers must have a valid CCNSG Safety Passport to enter many engineering and construction sites. As a result, around 30,000 people complete the course each year.

This 12 week pre-apprenticeship programme is open to those aged 19 or above.

What’s included:

  • Level 3 Understand Health, Safety & Environmental Considerations (City & Guilds)
  • ECS Qualification
  • Gain a basic understanding of power and lighting circuits
  • Gain a basic understanding of containment
  • Working safely with hand tools
  • Working safely with power tools
  • Employability Skills
  • Safeguarding and Prevention Training

Enquiries and Applications

Email: heidi.e@tftg.org

Web: www.thefocustraininggroup.com

TimeCommitment in hours
288 hours

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Exeter

DateWhen
January 2022

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The aim of this 16-week Advanced Building Construction Bootcamp is to develop, support and retain NVQ Level 2 Blue Card Trades people and progress individuals to achieve their Level 3 CSCS Gold card and obtain necessary Trade Supervisory skills to aid career progression.

What will you learn:

  • Level 3 First Aid at Work – FAIB
  • Abrasive Wheels – CITB regulated standard
  • CDM 2015 Awareness – CITB regulated standard
  • Fire Protection – CITB regulated standard
  • Leadership and Management in Construction
  • Setting out, plans and drawings
  • Advanced Construction Principles

Enquiries and Applications

Web: www.train4all.co.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
192

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Alphington, Exeter

DateWhen
January 2022

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Introduction to plumbing, gas and renewable technologies, working towards an apprenticeship. This Skills Bootcamp will give you an understanding of:

  • Working in the sector
  • Health and safety legislation (construction)
  • Safe use of PPE
  • Typical tools and equipment
  • Hazard spotting/risk assessment
  • Cutting, joining and bending copper pipe
  • Environment impact
  • Mode of operation of central heating
  • Installation of a range of pipework
  • Employability skills
  • First aid

More details coming soon.

Enquiries and Applications

Email: heidi.e@tftg.org

Website: www.thefocustraininggroup.com

TimeCommitment in hours
Mon – Thurs 6 hours per day for 6 weeks

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Plymouth

DateWhen
January and February 2022

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Technical Skills Bootcamps - Engineering & Manufacturing

This essential course is for those looking to enter the optical electronics and microelectronics sector.

Fundamentally, you will have been employed in a completely different sector with minimal experience of optical electronics and microelectronics. You should have some understanding of engineering process and/or a willingness to learn new skills.

This course, at introduction level, could lead to employment and/or an apprenticeship within the sector. Ultimately, allowing you to progress within this fast-developing Hi-Tech sector.

Delivery of this course will be onsite at the Hi Tech & Digital Centre, South Devon College Paignton Campus.

Enquiries and Applications

Email: enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk

Phone: 08000 380 123

Web: www.southdevon.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
95

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Paignton Campus, South Devon College

DateWhen
January and February 2022

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This course is for individuals who currently work within the optical electronics and microelectronics sector and have a developed understanding of the key principles.

You will have been working in the sector for a period of time and would welcome the opportunity to develop your higher skills and/or support progression opportunities. This will provide further skills and knowledge giving you insight into how technology has evolved. This course will cover a range of important technical topics within this growth sector.

Upon completion, you could progress to a formal Level 3 or 4 qualification. With relevant emplyment, progression to an apprenticeship at Level 3 or 4.

Delivery of this course will be blended online and classroom based.

Enquiries and Applications

Email: enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk

Phone: 08000 380 123

Web: www.southdevon.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
95

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Paignton Campus, South Devon College

DateWhen
January and February 2022

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This 16-week bootcamp is for those looking to work within the Engineering sector and is ideal for those that are currently unemployed, have completed a college programme or those looking for a career change or to upskill within their current employment.

o The aim of the programme is to support those aged 19 and over to develop transferable skills and knowledge to gain employment in a construction and engineering environment. Candidates will progress from training into work experience gaining skills towards an NVQ Level 3, with opportunity to follow an apprenticeship. A guaranteed interview is available upon completion with potential for employment with many regional and national employers who have committed to help new careers flourish.

Enquiries and Applications

Web: www.train4all.co.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
192

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Train4All Construction & Engineering Academy, Somerton

DateWhen
December 2021 and January 2022

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Renewable Energy Technology, Water Treatment and Commercial Management skills development linked to the Construction Site Supervisor and Civil Engineering Site Management (degree) Apprenticeships.

More details coming soon – please email to express an interest: SWTechnicalBootcamps@Somerset.gov.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
135

LevelLevel
4/5: Appropriate Learning Outcomes have been selected from existing FdSc Civil and Coastal Engineering and FdSc Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment qualifications.

LocationLocation
South Devon College

DateWhen
February 2022

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To get your start in Engineering Construction, EDF Energy are launching a new 3-week training programme to learn new skills and gain a recognised qualification in Engineering Construction. Successful completion of this programme could lead to the opportunity of future employment with Hinkley Point C Contractors.

This programme is open to those aged 19 or above.

Available bootcamps:

What’s included:

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Manual Handling
  • Low Risk Confined Space
  • Working at Height
  • Fire Watcher
  • Client Contractor National Safety Group Passport (CCNSG)
  • Working Safely with Hand Tools
  • Working Safely with Power Tools

Enquiries and Applications

Email: hinkley-jobs@edf-energy.com

Web: https://hpcjobsservice.edfenergy.com/

TimeCommitment in hours
120 hours

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Bridgwater, Somerton

DateWhen
January 2022

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ILM Level 3 Award in Engineering Construction Leadership and Management Practice for employment at the new quarry, Tungsten West near Plympton, Plymouth.

More details coming soon – please email to express an interest: SWTechnicalBootcamps@Somerset.gov.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
240

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Train4All, Devon

DateWhen
January 2022

Email to express interest: SWTechnicalBootcamps@Somerset.gov.uk

This 12-week Skills Bootcamp in Welding has been designed in partnership with industry partners and is for people who wish to retrain to gain practical skills and knowledge in welding and fabrication. You will study a range of practical and theoretical subjects that will prepare you for progression onto an Apprenticeship, further study, or employment in this sector.

You will also experience employer talks, potentially linked to HPC, to assist you with your progression in to employment.

Modules cover Welding & Fabrication, Health & Safety Training, Employability Skills, and Essential Computer Skills.

Enquiries and Applications

Web: www.btc.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
216

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Bridgwater Campus, Bridgwater and Taunton College

DateWhen
January 2022

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Skills training in a discipline of choice (MIG or TIG) including coded welding/BS 4872 testing and the opportunity to gain a CSCS Green Card.

More details coming soon.

Email: PTcourses@bathcollege.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
100

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Bath College

DateWhen
November 2021 and January 2022

Email: PTcourses@bathcollege.ac.uk

Skills training in complex positions preparation for undertaking qualifications at NVQ level 3 and BS EN287 Welder approval testing (based upon ISO 5817). Guaranteed interview on completion with local employer Iracroft.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: https://www.thecollege.co.uk/

 

TimeCommitment in hours
290

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Bournemouth & Poole College

DateWhen
November 2021

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This 10-week Skills Bootcamp in Welding, has been developed in collaboration with local employers and is offering all learners the opportunity to be assessed for a welding code certification worth up to £1,200 in addition to the training. The BS4872 (GMAW Mild Steel) welding code certifies competence in welding for maintenance and will give learners a strong foundation to start their career.

This course will be delivered in the College’s brand-new £7 million engineering and technology ‘Valency’ centre, which has cutting-edge welding and augmented reality welding facilities, and will combine a fully-funded training programme with employability skills and a guaranteed interview with a local employer.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
66

LevelLevel
4

LocationLocation
Truro & Penwith College

DateWhen
January 2022

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Technical Skills Bootcamps - Green Skills

Level 3 Retrofit pre-apprenticeship inc. fitting new systems designed for high energy efficiency and low energy consumption to buildings and the manufacture and fitting of energy efficient roofing structures.

More details coming soon – please email to express an interest: SWTechnicalBootcamps@Somerset.gov.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
260

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Devon and Somerset

DateWhen
January 2022

Email to express interest: SWTechnicalBootcamps@Somerset.gov.uk

Woodland establishment, maintenance and management, timber harvesting and Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) including carbon management, carbon foot printing and achieving farm Net Zero.

On completion learners will better understand the timber supply chain including the roles of the Landowner, Forest Works Manager, Contractor and Agent. They will learn how to prepare sites for planting and/or natural regeneration including: maintain and repair open drainage systems, fencing and boundary features and infrastructure. Learners will also plant and care for trees as well as carrying out maintenance of chainsaw and cross-cut of felled timber to prepare for assessments at a later date.

Bootcamps available at:

TimeCommitment in hours
112

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Devon and Cornwall

DateWhen
January 2022

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Technical Skills Bootcamps - Marine

Marine Technical: Electronics, Autonomous, Satellite Control Bootcamp

This course is aimed at those looking to progress their chosen career path in the Marine sector.

Fundamentally, you will have a level of basic skills and understanding, already holding a Level 3 technical qualification or apprenticeship. This course is designed to give you further essential insights into higher technical skills with key themes such as the automation and control systems. Additionally, this course will introduce Level 4 skills required to study at higher levels, supporting progression opportunities.

Upon completion, you could progress to a higher-level qualification (I.e Level 4, HNC, foundation degree) and/or, with a relevant employer, higher apprenticeship.

The delivery of this course will be blended online and classroom based.

Enquiries and Applications

Email: enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk

Phone: 08000 380 123

Web: www.southdevon.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
85

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Paignton Campus, South Devon College

DateWhen
February 2022

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Marine Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship / City & Guilds 2473 Level 3 Diploma. Installation, commissioning, and repair works to a wide range of marine electrical systems and vessels. Guaranteed interview upon completion with local employer Sunseeker.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: https://www.thecollege.co.uk/

TimeCommitment in hours
390

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Bournemouth & Poole College

DateWhen
January 2022

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Digital Skills Bootcamps

IT Readiness Bootcamp

Kick start a new career in the growing Information Technology industry. We are offering learners from the Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset industry-leading IT CompTIA training covering IT Fundamentals, Hardware and Operating Systems, Networking Engineering skills and IT Service Management. Blended with the technical skills taught, we will be providing candidates with confidence-boosting personal skills in areas such as preparing and handling interviews, career planning, presenting and many more to ensure you are fully prepared to transition into an IT job role.

 

Technical topics:

CompTIA IT Fundamentals
Install software, establish basic network connectivity and identify/prevent basic security risks.

CompTIA A+

Support basic IT infrastructure, basic networking and configure device operating systems.

CompTIA Network+

Understand networking services and applications, use appropriate network monitoring tools, understand network security vulnerabilities and remedies.

Service Management

Basic understanding of the ITIL framework and how it may be used to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organisation.

Introduction to Cyber Security

Exploring the field of cybersecurity, learning how to stay safe on the web, learn about attack vectors and attack types and explore the career options in cybersecurity.

Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)

Explains what the IoT is, what it does, how it works, and how you can become part of it.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: https://www.bluescreenit.co.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
270 hours

LevelLevel
2-3 (no prerequisites)

LocationLocation
Online

DateWhen
22nd November

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Cyber Readiness Bootcamp 

Experienced in IT and looking to step into the Cyber Security industry? We are offering learners from Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset industry-leading Cyber Security CompTIA training covering Network Security, Cyber Security Analytics, Vulnerability Assessment, Compliance and Pen Testing. Blended with the technical skills taught, we will be providing candidates with confidence-boosting personal skills in areas such as preparing and handling interviews, career planning, presenting and many more to ensure you are fully prepared to transition into a Cyber Security job role.

Technical topics:

CompTIA Security+
Understand network security, Identify and mitigate security threats, understand application, data and host security issues, implement access control and identity management.

CompTIA CySA+

Configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis, interpret results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risk.

CompTIA PenTest+

Plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance, requirements perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing analyse data and effectively report and communicate results.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: https://www.bluescreenit.co.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
175 hours

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
online

DateWhen
22nd November

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Cloud Support Readiness Bootcamp – Remote Delivery and eLearning

We are running three specifically designed boot camps to upskill recipients underpinned by industry recognised training across the IT and Cyber Security spectrum. Each delegate will access up to date knowledge and information in the latest technologies, delivered within real world environments. Our boot camps provide specialist industry tailored training that blends both personal and technical requirements. Delegates will be exposed to industry leading e-Learning training solutions to ensure a full end to end transition into work. Courses include the following:

CompTIA IT Fundamentals
Install software, establish basic network connectivity and identify/prevent basic security risks.

CompTIA A+
Support basic IT infrastructure, basic networking and configure device operating systems.

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
Explain cloud principles, identify cloud networking concepts and storage techniques, and understand cloud design aspects.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: https://www.bluescreenit.co.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
175 hours

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
online

DateWhen
Courses start: 22nd November, 29th November

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Originating in the field of software development, Agile is the ability to create and respond to change within an organisation. Its a way of managing a project by breaking it up into several phases involving constant collaboration with stakeholders and continuous improvement at every stage. This Skills Bootcamp will take you through the basic principles of Agile and Lean Project Management and leave you ready to use these in your next role.

What you will cover:
· The principles of Agile including the Agile Manifesto and Mindset
· Assigning roles and responsibilities in Agile Teams and common practices such as Kanban/Scrum
· Practical applications of Agile
· Lean methodologies and how they can complement the Agile methodology
· Identifying a business need, creating a business case and developing a change solution plan

Enquiries and Applications

Email: projects@petroc.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
60 hours

LevelLevel
4

LocationLocation
Petroc, North and Mid Devon Campuses

DateWhen
1st December – Mid Devon Campus, 3rd December – North Devon Campus

The rise of the digital world is transforming the way people research, interact with, and make decisions about products and businesses.

The Digital Marketing Bootcamp at Bournemouth and Poole College is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting.

In just 18 weeks, you will dive into a comprehensive curriculum that covers all of the fundamental marketing concepts necessary to step into the industry. This will include presenting skills, knowledge and information in a logical, progressive way, allowing you to use what they have already learned to process and understand new more complex content.  The course is designed to develop you at your own pace.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: https://www.thecollege.co.uk/

TimeCommitment in hours
This programme is designed over 16 weeks and includes 10 hours a week at College, with face to face delivery and online learning.

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Bournemouth & Poole College

DateWhen
12th November

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This 12-week Skills Bootcamp in Computer Programming is for people who wish to retrain to gain practical skills and knowledge in programming and software development. This Skills Bootcamp will be delivered at the following locations; Truro, Plymouth, Exeter and Taunton.

You will study a range of practical and theoretical subjects that will prepare you for progression onto an Apprenticeship, further study, or employment in this sector.

You will also experience employer talks to assist you with your progression into employment.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
103

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Truro & Penwith, Plymouth, Exeter and Bridgwater & Taunton Colleges

DateWhen
November 2021

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This 12-week Skills Bootcamp in Digital Marketing is for people who wish to retrain or gain practical skills and knowledge in Digital Marketing.

You will study a range of practical and theoretical subjects that will prepare you for progression onto an Apprenticeship, further study, employment in this sector, or will help you gain the skill and knowledge to enable you to add Digital Marketing duties to your role, including marketing planning, SEO, copywriting, WordPress maintenance and website and social media analytics reporting.

You will also experience employer talks with industry specialists to assist you with your progression into employment or enable you to progress within your current role.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
42

LevelLevel
4

LocationLocation
Truro & Penwith College

DateWhen
4th January 2022

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This 12-week Skills Bootcamp in 3D Modelling and Printing (CAD) will offer training in prototyping for businesses and anyone looking to move into a career in engineering.

Module Content will include:

– Solid modelling tools and techniques
– Creation of engineering drawings
– Use of splicing software
– 3D Printed Structures
– Material classification and selection
– Printing parameters
– Production of 3D components

You will also experience employer talks with industry specialists to assist you with your progression into employment or enable you to progress within your current role.

Enquiries and Applications

Website: www.yeovil.ac.uk

TimeCommitment in hours
36

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Yeovil College

DateWhen
22nd October (3 hrs every Friday)

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Meet some of the learners

Meet Nguyen – Train4Tomorrow Digital Healthcare

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Meet Petr – Train4Tomorrow Cyber Readiness

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Meet Alastair – Train4Tomorrow IT Readiness

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Meet Edmund – Train4Tomorrow Cyber Readiness

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Meet Caroline – Train4Tomorrow Digital Marketing

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Meet Peter – Train4Tomorrow Welding Bootcamp

Peter Baugh

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Meet Matthew – Train4Tomorrow Digital Insights

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For Employers

Our #Train4Tomorrow digital and technical skills bootcamps have been co-designed with employers across the region to ensure they represent the needs of industry. As a result, recruiting from the Bootcamp graduates will give you access to industry-ready talent. Plus as this training has been funded through £3 million pounds plus of Government investment, with some of the skills bootcamp graduates having continued access to their learning throughout 2021, this represents a skills boost to your workforce at little cost.

As an employer you can pledge your support if you spot a skills bootcamp that you might be interested in recruiting from by:

  • Giving your time to inspire learners through a spotlight on your sector 30 minute talk
  • Offering learners a virtual tour and coffee breakout with you and your colleagues