Tech Apprenticeships

Tech Bootcamps

Digital Transformation

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in Tech

WELCOME TO PURPLE BEARD TRAINING

WE ARE TRAINING THE TECH TALENT OF TOMORROW

Purple Beard Training is a tech training company that engages, trains and deploys talent. 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.

PREPARING ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS FOR THE POST-COVID WORLD

The pandemic has caused an acceleration in long-expected changes to the economy, causing turbulence to many businesses that were not ready to undertake such a transition just yet. In order to navigate through those unpredictable landscape shifts, businesses across the UK must be ready to meet the demand to reshape and transition themselves.

Purple Beard Training is committed to rebuilding post-covid world through helping the businesses with their digital transformation, rebuilding and protecting jobs, and offering high-quality tech skills training that will equip the UK with the necessary digital skills.

We’re currently working with the public and private sectors, taking actions at local and regional levels to tackle digital skills shortages as a part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs scheme to support the UK’s economic recovery.

WHO WE WORK WITH

COMPANIES

We offer digital transformation and technical skills training for organisations across the UK through our Apprenticeship Training for Levy and Non-Levy Employers, Tech Bootcamps, Online Courses and Bespoke Solutions for businesses.

INDIVIDUALS

We help individuals with their professional development in tech by helping them to Become an Apprentice in a number of digital specialisms, Online Courses and the Government-funded Tech Bootcamps. 

OUR ACTIONS TO DEVELOP DIGITALLY ENABLED WORKFORCE

Offer skills and training provision to support recovery

Support Young People with the decisions about education,
training and careers

Support innovation and business growth with
technical skills development

Help employers to access the high-quality skills
 to grow the inclusive workforce

Give access to a high-quality learning environment
and opportunities

OUR MISSION

WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

Support 200 women into the tech space either via upskilling or reskilling by 2021

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

Close the gap in Tech Sector through our projects and initiatives

TECH BOOTCAMPS

Our Tech Bootcamps are designed and developed in partnership with D2N2 and the Department for Education to tackle the digital skills gap among individuals and organisations in the UK. They’re funded by the Government and are developed as a part of Plan for Jobs skills and employment programme.

We’re currently running:
Digital Transformation Bootcamp
Data Analysis Bootcamp
Software Development Bootcamp

WHAT WE ACHIEVED SO FAR

OUR BOOTCAMPS 2O21

We have upskilled 58 people with our previous Skills Bootcamps edition that was developed in partnership with D2N2 LEP and funded by the DfE as a part of a national pilot. The bootcamps were designed based on the reports of the region around the skills requirements as well as what employers needed as part of their digital transformation strategy. Our 12-week programmes consisted of Data Analysis Bootcamp, Software Development Bootcamp and Software Testing Bootcamp and took place completely online.

Z K

Software Tester Trainee

My experience with purple beard has been great and I would recommend them to everyone.

The staff and tutors are lovely and really helpful. They are encouraging and supportive. They are knowledgeable about the subject areas that they teach and they can help anyone to give help them on a step further in their chosen career paths.

Francesca

Data Analyst Trainee

I am on the Data Analysis Bootcamp course. I would like to say, the support I’ve received and the training, has been A+++. I work in the apprenticeship industry albeit the context is different, but similar to what you provide. The support from your administrator; Flora, has been superb. I work full-time; and in this pandemic, given my role, from 9am to 8pm or before.

 

Sandra

Software Development Trainee

This was the best course about softwares that i have ever done in my entire life. all the tutors were really easy going and all the classmates too. we were helped during the entire course, with different projects and examples, where we could style according to our preferences. we also finished the course with the presentation of a small project and our own portfolio to some industry experts. definitely would recommend the course to anyone that is interested in gaining/ improving their skills, and to change their career paths!

William

Data Analyst Trainee

I have just completed the Data Analyst bootcamp. The course covered lots of topics from advanced Excel, R, and Python. During the course we completed a project which we presented to the industry. This was very rewarding and lots of feedback. We were also entered for the python exam. It was a challenging exam but with the material learnt I passed and found very rewarding. I would highly recommend purple beard the tutors are very approachable and the online format is like being in a virtue classroom in your home.

Carla

Software Development Trainee

I did a boot camp with purplebeard on software development, I have really enjoyed it and learned the basics of html css and javascript aswell as react js and WordPress I wish the course went on for longer thankyou purplebeard

George

Software Tester Trainee

I enrolled in purple beards software tester boot camp. My experience has been extremely pleasant and the support form staff has been outstanding!! Would defiantly recommend!!!!

Justin

Software Development Trainee

I have enjoyed attending and completing my coding bootcamp with purplebeard training. The bootcamp was definitely tailored to give us the best chance of securing a job after you finish.

OUR LEARNING PHILOSOPHY

HOW WE TRAIN TALENT

Supporting learners to take ownership of their learning

Multimodal
learning approach

Connecting learning with
real-life examples

APPRENTICESHIPS

We help Businesses to Hire Apprentices and Individuals to Become an Apprentice. We are the Main provider on ROATP and able to offer Apprenticeships in a range of tech areas for public and private sector employers. Based on your organisation needs and requirements, we can help you find and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified talent for your workforce.

We believe that apprenticeship is a partnership between the employer, the training provider and the apprentice, and that all sides can hugely benefit from each other if mutual cooperation is taking place.

WHAT WE OFFER

OUR APPRENTICESHIPS

Purple Beard Training specializes in Tech Apprenticeships and currently offers 10 Apprenticeships such as DevOps Engineer Level 4, Software Tester Level 4, Digital Community Manager Level 4 and more (you can find the full list when clicking on the buttons above Hire/Become an Apprentice). 

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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.

 

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NEWS & ARTICLES

PROJECTS

 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 career and we are committed to support diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives and help to close the gaps in the tech sector.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

TECH IS FOR EVERYBODY

‘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

WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Speak to our team today

If you’d like to talk about Tech Bootcamps and Apprenticeships, a potential partnership, working with Purple Beard or you have any other questions, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.