We bridge the digital skills gap through tailored blended learning programs,  Apprenticeships and Traineeships to help empower people with the tools to learn and secure better jobs so they can have better, more stable and more fulfilled lives.

We have 20+ years of Industry experience delivering successful training initiatives across a range of sectors. We are passionate about working in the Education sector. The current education landscape is constantly changing and to support you we have an experienced team who can support you during these changes.

We are a Main provider on ROATP and we offer a range of tech Apprenticeships for Levy and Non-Levy Employers. Click here to find out more about what we offer and how the funding works.

We provide digital skills training aligned with certification bodies in a range of technology areas such as Big Data, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Software development and AI & Machine learning.

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We help Businesses to Hire Apprentices and Individuals to Become an Apprentice. We are a Main provider on ROATP and able to offer Apprenticeships in the range of tech areas. Apprenticeships are funded either via Levy paying clients or the ESFA for Non-levy paying clients.


Software Tester
Level 4

⏰ 20 to 24 months duration

The primary role of a Software Tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Testers design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure that software is fit for purpose.


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Junior Content Producer
Level 3

⏰ 15 to 18 months duration

A Junior Content Producer  is responsible for developing and creating content that can be used across a variety of media including digital, social media, broadcast or in print.

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IT Technical Salesperson
Level 3

⏰ 12 to 15 months duration

The primary role of an IT salesperson is to sell the companies technical products and services. They will need a good knowledge and understanding of the portfolio of technologies that are available. 


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Data Technician
Level 3

⏰ 20 to 24 months duration

The broad purpose of the occupation is to source, format and present data securely in a relevant way for analysis using basic methods; to communicate outcomes appropriate to the audience.



Purple Beard offers six pathways of digital skills training aligned with certification bodies in a range of technology areas. Partnering with an award-winning solutions provider, Simplilearn, our outcome based, online courses allow you to enhance your digital skill set and take your career to the next level.All of our training courses come with dedicated learning support included, to ensure that you have everything you need to achieve your goals. We will also send you regular updates on how you are progressing in order to support you complete your learning. 

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Become an expert in cloud applications and architecture. It will enable you to master the core skillsets required for designing and deploying on two of the top Cloud platform providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

Understand the basic concepts of Big Data and Hadoop, learn what goes behind the processing of huge volumes of data as the industry switches over from excel-based analytics to real-time analytics and master machine learning concepts and techniques.

Get an extensive Data Science training, which includes self-paced learning co-developed with IBM. This program concludes with a capstone project designed to reinforce the learning by building a real industry product encompassing all the key aspects learned throughout the program. 

Learn create applications from the ground up and start down one of the most lucrative and fast growing web development career paths. This pathway will provide you with a sound level of grounding in Java and other Web development technologies.

Learn how to design and build your own intelligent agents, applying them to create practical Artificial Intelligence projects, including games, machine learning models, and agent decision-making functions. 

You will get access to the highest quality e-learning content, simulation exams, a community moderated by experts, mentoring sessions and other resources to help you master the complete digital marketing skill set. 


Here at Purple Beard Training we believe that tech industry should be open for everybody, regardless their race, gender, age, belief and status. We believe that willingness to learn, motivation, determination and talent are the most important factors to succeed in tech careers. 

‘Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.’

Claudia Brind-Woody


Support 200-300 women into the tech space either via upskilling or reskilling by 2022

Support 100 young people aged 16 to 24 from the BAME community to progress into Tech careers by 2022

Support returners to work via the programs we offer