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Train4Tomorrow: Digital and Technical Bootcamps

#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.

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

Programme update 12th of April 2021

  • With the exception of the Engineering Construction Bootcamp, all bootcamps are now closed for enrollment
  • We hope to announce new, future dates shortly

Launch your new career in data, cyber, digital health, electronics or photonics

With ten different #Train4Tomorrow bootcamps to choose from, there are opportunities to move into cyber, data science, software, digital marketing, IT, digital for healthcare, welding, photonics, engineering, construction or electronics. The options cover a wide variety of in-demand skills.

The training is completely free and everyone completing the 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 Bootcamp?

Technical Bootcamps - applications are now closed

This 12-week Bootcamp has been designed in partnership with our industry partners and is for people who wish to retrain to gain practical skills and knowledge in welding and fabrication to prepare them for progression onto an Apprenticeship, further study or employment in this sector.

You will have access to some of the latest welding technology, including virtual welding within our state-of-the-art Welding Centre of Excellence. This will enable you to develop the relevant skills, behaviours, knowledge and health and safety awareness training required to prepare you for working in the welding sector. You will also experience employer talks, potentially linked to HPC, to assist you with your progression into employment. There will also be the opportunity for site visits to enable you to see a local manufacturing, fabrication company and the part welding plays, the work environment, the culture and the opportunities.

Modules:

  • Health and Safety awareness and workshop induction
  • E-learning units on an introduction to Welding and general employability skills
  • Welding introduction using Virtual Welding equipment
  • Workshop-based skills assessment using real welding equipment, materials and consumables
  • Engineering skills including interpreting drawings, measuring and marking
  • Welding specific units to be covered include: MIG, TIG, Cutting and Grinding
  • Introduction to Welding inspections
  • Interview skills with a mock interview to prepare you for your next step in the welding sector.

Welding PPE will be provided for the duration of the course. Should any specific equipment be needed this will also be available to you. However, you will be expected to have access to an internet-enabled device which allows you to complete the various learning activities remotely, which will include written work, so please ensure that you are comfortable with doing this.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be in various forms, including written coursework, presentations, in-class tests and practical work. Filming of your practical work throughout the Bootcamp will be used to assess your progress and knowledge. This will also highlight the confidence that you will have gained from the beginning of the course.

Progression Options

Cavendish Nuclear – the UK’s leading supplier to the nuclear industry, will be presenting to candidates on this Bootcamp and offering the opportunity to apply to become Level 3 Pipe Welding apprentices, going on to work at Hinkley Point C after initial training at the Welding Centre of Excellence. This is a unique opportunity for local people to gain access to a fantastic career with this internationally renowned organisation and be part of the first new nuclear power station build for 30 years.

On completion of the Welding Bootcamp you will have gained the valuable skills necessary to progress on to an Apprenticeship or further education within this discipline.

You will gain technical knowledge in engineering and welding as well as skills to complement employability such as, interview techniques and preparing you for the world of work.

You will be in a good position to consider Apprenticeship opportunities or progress on to further qualifications. During the course there will be opportunities to hear from employers about current vacancies which you would then be encouraged to apply for subject to successful completion of the course.

TimeCommitment in hours
288 hours

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Bridgwater and Taunton College

DateWhen
January 2021

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50 free places to learn

TimeCommitment in hours
80 hours

LevelLevel
4

LocationLocation
South Devon College

DateWhen
Feb to March 2021

 

This essential course is for those looking to enter the Optical Electronics and Microelectronics sector. 

This course is for individuals who currently work within the Optical Electronics and Microelectronics sector and have a developed understanding of the key principles. 

This course is aimed at those looking to progress their chosen career path in the Optical Electronics and Microelectronics sector. 

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

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

To find out more and register please email South Devon College

12 free bootcamp places to enable successful candidates to ‘stand out from the pack’ when employers’ are recruiting electrical installation apprentices.

The programme is constructed to satisfy common employer concerns specifically; being able to work safely on site, presenting appropriate behaviours, and to have an awareness of common tools, equipment, wiring methods and of the wiring regulations.

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

Importantly, the programme timings correspond to our Spring intake and successful candidates will be recommended to prospective employers.

TimeCommitment in hours
288 hours

LevelLevel
2

LocationLocation
Exeter

DateWhen
Feb to March 2021

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12 free places on a mechanical engineering pre-apprenticeship bootcamp.

The aim of the 12 week 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 with the potential for employment with many regional and national employers.

The bootcamp will be delivered at Train4All Construction & Engineering Academy in Somerton, conveniently located just 5 minutes from the A303 and 20 minutes from the M5

Following the 4 week initial phase, progression will be into employment opportunities and work experience with day release training in Somerton or at the employer’s location, working towards a CSCS Gold card at NVQ Level 3.  Train4All has many Regional and National employers looking to recruit directly from this bootcamp, making this is an exciting pilot that will see new careers flourish.

The programme is funded by the National Skills Fund through the Heart of the South West LEP. Phase 2 training will be sponsored by the employer and all necessary PPE will be provided.

Modules:

Phase 1

4 weeks of training sessions which will incorporate the ECITB Pre-Employment Programme:

  • CCNSG
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height
  • Abrasive wheels
  • Fire Sentry
  • Confined space
  • Electrical Awareness
  • Forming and assembling pipework systems
  • Work safely with hand and power tools and materials
  • Material preparation
  • Fabrication skills
  • Welding processes

Phase 2

6 weeks of onboarding with the employer

Onsite practical work experience:

  • Induction
  • Health and Safety industry awareness
  • Behaviours
  • Teamwork
  • Construction and Engineering skills

TimeCommitment
12 continuous weeks, 12 hours per week

LevelLevel
2

LocationLocation
Somerton

DateWhen
1 March 2021

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The aim of the Level 3 Brick Bootcamp is to further develop, support and retain NVQ L2 Blue card Brick apprentices and progress learners to achieve their NVQ Level 3 CSCS Gold card. The programme will be delivered in 3 phases, consisting of training, development and assessment over a 12-month period. 12 places are available to individuals aged 19 or over with a supporting employer who has already completed a level 2 Bricklaying apprenticeship.

 

Individuals who successfully complete this Bootcamp will be eligible to apply to progress onto additional CITB training funded via grants for registered CITB employers and Employer funded training leading to the to completion of a NVQ Level 3 CSCS Gold card by the end of 2021.  Training will commence at the Sherford Skills Training Centre near Plymouth and is being supported by National Home Builder Vistry Partnerships.  Phase 1 will be supported by the Heart of the South West LEP National Skills Fund, Phase 2 and 3 will be supported by grants via training funds for registered CITB employers and employer contribution.

Modules:

Phase 1 – 4th January 2021 – 26th March 2021:

12 x 1-day training sessions to complete an industry-led Level 3 Brick programme.

  • Organising materials and resources
  • Decorative features, chimneys and arches
  • Setting out, plans and drawings
  • Advanced construction principles
  • Drainage

Phase 2 – 29th March 2021 – 25th June 2021:

6 x 1-day training sessions to complete CITB assured training standards

  • Brick and block repair, stone repair
  • CDM 2015 awareness and Fire Protection
  • Abrasive wheels, HAV, Petrol cut off saw

Phase 3 – 28th June 2021 – 17th December 2021:

  • Method of work
  • Work activities
  • Working relations
  • 3 x training sessions and remote assessment sessions to complete
  • NVQ Level 3

TimeCommitment in hours
96 hours

LevelLevel
2

LocationLocation
Plymouth

DateWhen
March 2021

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Digital Bootcamps - applications re-open until April 9th 2021

Digital Insights with Exeter College 

Free places on part-time digital courses that allow you to gain skills and build a portfolio to support you to start a career in digital. You’ll also be guaranteed an interview for a genuine job in your chosen sector when you finish. 12-week courses, start April 2021, in Business Analytics, Digital Marketing and Software Development

These part-time courses focus on developing practical skills for direct application to the workplace and will consist of a day a week learning with our subject specialist lecturers. As part of your studies, you’ll develop a portfolio in your chosen field to give potential future employers a clear demonstration of your abilities.

Courses focus on gaining the skills required to get a job in the digital industry. Whether it’s learning how to do a social media advert, develop some simple software or analyse some data to give meaningful results, these courses aim to give you the tools to move into a rewarding career in digital.

TimeCommitment in hours
60 hours

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Exeter College, Exeter with some online learning

DateWhen
April 2021

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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.

TimeCommitment in hours
270 hours

LevelLevel
2-3 (no prerequisites)

LocationLocation
Online

DateWhen
April 2021

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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.

TimeCommitment in hours
175 hours

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
online

DateWhen
April 2021

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Free places to retrain in Data Science. This training will first provide a foundation of data architecture, statistics, and data analysis programming skills using Python and R. You will learn to wrangle and integrate data with Spark and Hadoop. Explore how to operationalise the scale data and visualise it into informed business decisions.

Modules information:

  • Data Analyst:
    Python for Data Science R for Data Science Statistics for Data Science #1 Hadoop: Getting Started Spark: Up and Running HDFS: Up and Running Data silos, Lakes and Streams
  • Data Wrangler:
    Data Wrangling with Python/Pandas MongoDB for Data Wrangling Cleaning Data in R, Data Lakes in Practice, Building Data Pipelines, Accessing Data with Spark, Getting Started with Hive
  • Data Ops:
    Streaming Data Architectures, Scaling Data Architectures, Enterprise Governance Strategies, Secure Data Sources from the Edge, Data Rollbacks, Governance Policies and Access
  • Data Science:
    Raw Data to Insights, Data Pipeline to Tableau, Creating RT Dashboards, Powering Recommend Engines, Advanced Architectures, ML and DL Algorithms, Storytelling with Data

TimeCommitment in hours
110 hours

LevelLevel
4/5 – please see link below for course pre requisites

LocationLocation
Online

DateWhen
April 2021

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Free places to retrain or advance as a Software Developer. Build secure, high performing software, systems and services in a progressive and hands-on learning path that builds expertise in Python, Javascript and Full Stack Development

  • Modules information:

    • Enterprise Developer:
      Software Testing, Secure Developer Programming, MEAN Stack, MERN Stack, Programming Languages: Front-end and Back End Primer
    • Front-End Developer:
      Features of HTML5 and CSS3 , Advanced CSS Browser, Using JavaScript Functions, Writing Code with jQuery Frameworks, UI Development with ReactJS
    • Middle/Back-End Developer:
      Knowledge of front-end frameworks (Angular, React)
    • Full Stack Developer:
      MEAN Stack Development, MERN: Advanced MERN Development SQL in FSD Development NoSQL

TimeCommitment in hours
110 hours

LevelLevel
4/5 – please see link below for course pre requisites

LocationLocation
Online

DateWhen
April 2021

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THIS BOOTCAMP IS CURRENTLY RUNNING BUT IS NOT OPEN FOR NEW APPLICANTS

This 12-week Bootcamp has been designed in partnership with our industry partners and is for people who wish to retrain to gain practical skills and knowledge into the Digital Health care sector to prepare them for progression onto an Apprenticeship, further study or employment in this sector.

Digital Health is a broad and growing sector that involves mobile health, data science, telehealth, telemedicine and personalised health care. Digital health is concerned about the development of interconnected health systems to improve the use of computational technologies, smart devices, computational analysis techniques, and communication media to aid healthcare professionals and their patients manage illnesses and health risks, as well as promote health and wellbeing.

These technologies include both hardware and software solutions and services, including monitoring systems, mobile health apps, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Part of the course will be delivered online. Learning materials for the employability and work-readiness skills will provide you with flexibility with your study, but still, have tutor support when you need it.

Should any specific equipment be needed, this will be available to you. However, you will be expected to have access to an internet-enabled device which allows you to complete the various learning activities remotely, which will include written work, so please ensure that you are comfortable with doing this.

Modules:

  • Digital Health Bootcamp 2021 Induction
  • Employability Skills and Professional Practice for Digital Health
  • Digital Module: Software Development: Programming Digital Device
  • Digital Module: Software Development: Smart Device App Development
  • Digital Module: Data Science: Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Digital Module: Data Science: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Digital Module: Professional Portfolio
  • Digital Module: Digital Health Bootcamp Project 2021
  • Health Module: Principles of Health and Care
  • Health Module: Holistic Person-Centred Care and Support
  • Health Module: Health and Care Policy and the Implications for the Individual
  • Distance Learning for Work-Based Learning Skills.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be varied forms of external and internal assessments. These include written coursework, presentations, class tests and practical work.

Progression Options

On completion of the Digital Healthcare Bootcamp you will have gained the valuable skills necessary to progress on to an Apprenticeship or further education within this discipline.

You will gain technical knowledge in both health and digital as well as skills to complement employability such as, interview techniques and preparing you for the world of work. During the course there will be opportunities to hear from employers about current vacancies which you would then be encouraged to apply for subject to successful completion of the course.

Examples of the current job roles in high demand include: Senior Data Analyst Digital Healthcare – Digital Health Lead – Digital Healthcare Apprentice – Digital Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

Examples of courses which you may consider to progress on to include: Level 3 Lead Adult Care worker – Level 3 Data

TimeCommitment in hours
288 hours

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Bridgwater and Taunton College

DateWhen
April 2021

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Free places to be part of creating a health and social care workforce fit for the digital future.

The Digital Champions programme is an opportunity for health and social care staff (new and existing) to invest in their own digital skills. This is the start of the journey for health and social care to become fully fluent with the digital resources available to them, enhancing the support that they provide, whilst also improving the working practices and wellbeing of staff 

This programme will explore challenges and opportunities that digital tools present to staff, enabling you to develop new skills to address this challenge and boost your own career progression. It will also develop your thinking on how you can use Digital to help customers and patients to manage their health and welfare, their independence and social inclusion needs.  

The course allows people of all digital skill levels to learn something new, and to be empowered to step into the health and social care employment landscape with confidence and motivation 

Once completed, participants will join the Digital Champions network where we will provide news, support and further learning opportunities. 

Over the course of 12 weeks, with 60 hours of learning, you will learn:  

  • How to spot signs of digital exclusion with your colleagues and clients 
  • Ways to coach and mentor people who struggle with their digital skills 
  • The amazing world of Microsoft 365 and the benefits it can bring you on a daily basis 
  • How Apps can support your work life and improve your resilience and mental health 

Training will be predominantly via Video conference, with additional self-learning through an online learning platform and project work. (Combined structured learning of 5 hours per week, inclusive of workshop sessions)

TimeCommitment in hours
60hrs (Combined structured learning of 5 hours per week, inclusive of workshop sessions)

LevelLevel
3

LocationLocation
Online

DateWhen
April 2021

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Meet some of the learners

Meet Nguyen – Train4Tomorrow Digital Healthcare learner

Train4Tomorrow Digital Healthcare learner

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Meet Petr – Cyber Readiness Train4Tomorrow Graduate

Cyber Readiness Train4Tomorrow Graduate

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For Employers

Our #Train4Tomorrow digital and technical 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 £1.7million pounds of Government investment, with some of the 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 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
  • Registering your interest to exhibit and profile your organisation at the Digital and Technical bootcamps jobs fairs in May and September.

    Pledge tick box for



    Promote your digital and technical vacancies at the online Jobs Fairs

    The first jobs fair​ will take place on May 26th and September 8th, 2021 from 9am to 4pm .

    Take part in the day by booking a free virtual table where you can showcase your organisation to the bootcamp learners by showing a presentation or video or have an informal chat with attendees about your business, promote your vacancies and meet with potential candidates – you could even arrange future interviews or conduct mini on the day interviews.

    To book your free employer place please visit: Train4Tomorrow Jobs Fair

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