with our Skills Bootcamps in Python Programming for Analysis

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to maximum 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

Skills Bootcamps have been developed by the Government in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job. They are a part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs strategies.

There is a task to raise awareness and drive uptake of these exciting new courses at a national level, so the greatest number of people can benefit, and so the public, employers and stakeholders can see momentum building around this kind of innovative reskilling model.

Skills Bootcamp are 100% free for residents or those willing to look for work in the following areas: 

  • East of England (Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk) 
  • East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire)

Who can apply and get 100% funding?

  • Residents of East of England and East Midlands
  • Unemployed within past 12 months,
  • Furloughed,
  • Self-employed, 
  • Employed and not supported by the employer 

Skills Bootcamps are also 70% funded for employers looking to refer their existing employees:

  • Employers and employees referred/supported by their employer working or living in East of England or East Midlands -  the remaining 30% which is £699 + VAT must be contributed by the employer  

If you're from outside East of England and East Midlands: 

  • You can still sign up for the Bootcamp and self-fund it.
  • The total price for the Bootcamp is £2299 +VAT if self-funded

In order to get the funding, you must be:

  • 19+ years old 
  • You must either live and work in the East of England or live in East Midlands
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Be able to commit to the Skills Bootcamp


You must have GCSE in Maths or equivalent.

You will need to delve into the basics of statistics and the installation of Python language.

If possible, you can get into the basics of Python before joining which will give you a headstart to the Skills Bootcamp so that you can start solving problems from the second week.

All courses are equivalent to level 3 course (A-Level)

During this Skills Bootcamp you'll learn:

  • Intro to Data Analysis,
  • Introduction and intermediate Statistics,
  • Python Syntax and Python Conditional statements,
  • Python Data Structures,
  • Python Containers,
  • Python Functions and Inheritance,
  • File Handling,
  • Error handling,
  • Regular Expressions,
  • NumPy,
  • Matplotlib,
  • Pandas.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn functional and object oriented programming with basic knowledge of tools in Python and libraries like NumPy, Matplotlib and Pandas for data analysis and data visualisation and appropriate statistics knowledge required for it.
  • Learn the basics of machine learning and tools for modelling.

In addition:

  • Presentation skills
  • Portfolio development
  • Employability and interview skills
  • CV writing and LinkedIn visibility skills
  • Communication skills
  • Soft skills such as – team work, empathy, problem solving, critical thinking

If you're unemployed or looking to switch careers, we'll put you forward to a guaranteed interview upon completion, support you with preparation, write references, and also refer you to our partners and employers to maximize your chances of landing a job.   

There will be a capstone project that will be given after week 6 which will have to be completed after week 6. Also there will be optional projects as well whoever wants to work more separately.

You will be able to add a capstone project to your profile which will be evaluated based on the presentation on the last day of the Skills Bootcamp.

We deliver live virtual sessions via Microsoft Teams. The tools the students need are:

  • a laptop or a computer,
  • headphones
  • a good internet connection,
  • tablets and phones are not  conducive to undertaking the sessions.

You'll receive:

  • Skills Bootcamp completion certificate from Purple Beard Training
  • Access to our Alumni 
  • You will also have a chance to take optional Python exam

Pathways to progress into after completion 

  1. You can move onto entry-level roles in Data Analysis and Visualisation 
  2. You can also continue Machine Learning and Advanced Python 
  3. Apprenticeships in Data Technician Level 3 
  4. Apprenticeship in Data Analyst level 4 
  5. Apprenticeship in  AI and Data specialist 


100% funded for individuals from East of England and East Midlands
70% funded for employers who refer an existing employee

Live online classes and video recordings

Skills Bootcamp in Python Programming for Analysis


Other Skills Bootcamps

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Co-funded for East of England and East Midlands areas – between 70% and 100% funding available

Day time or evening time,
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Co-funded for East of England and East Midlands areas – between 70% and 100% funding available

Evening time,
virtual classroom

Co-funded for East of England and East Midlands areas – between 70% and 100% funding available


Skills Bootcamps are funded by the Department for Education in 70% and 100% for those living or employed in certain regions (East of England and East Midlands). Please see our funding & eligibility box abov for more details.

If you’re from the area that has 100% funding – then yes, Skills Bootcamp is completely free!

1. Fill out our Initial Interest Form here – please keep in mind filling out this form does not automatically enrol you for the Skills Bootcamp yet.

2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with an option to book a call with us at the most convenient time for you. If you don’t do it, we will call you ourselves within 2 days – we will then check your eligibility, confirm your interest and answer any questions you might have.

3. Fill out the Enrolment Form – and once this is done, you’re in! 

4. Onboarding, induction and pre-learning – we will send you everything before the Skills Bootcamp

5. Skills Bootcamps commences -have fun!

You don’t need a technical background to join our Skills Bootcamps! However, you do need to be able to attend every week, demonstrate a good level of communication and problem-solving skills and to want to progress in your current, or into a new career. 

It is our aim to ensure learners are work-ready and prepared for a job in their chosen area of tech upon course completion, so reskilling or upskilling to get a new job, or advance in your current role should be your goal! In addition, we want our learners to have fun, be sociable and create a community with their peers and alumni. 

We expect 3 things from our students:

  • be (extremely) motivated,
  • be curious,
  • be social
  • If this sounds like you, then we’ll be more than happy to have you on board if you pass all the selection process.

All you will need to attend is a laptop or desktop computer. It is preferable for this to have a working camera and mic, for you to get the most out of the virtual sessions. In the first session of the Skills Bootcamp we always have an ‘InstallFest’ to ensure you’ve got any software you may need.

Previous learners have also found that having two screens is really beneficial, so you can complete tasks while following along with the teacher. This could be a second computer screen or TV attached with an HDMI cable, or using a tablet as your second screen.

Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps are designed to make learners work-ready from the week of course completion- and Employability is a huge part of the service we offer.

When the Skills Bootcamp ends, you will benefit from our Employability Services where you’ll have the opportunity to work 1:1 with our Employability Coach, to help you build your portfolio and your Linkedin profile.

We can also help you prepare for technical interviews, connect you with recruiters and we’ll put you in touch with our amazing Alumni, who will share their experiences from life after the Skills Bootcamp. 


100% online virtual classroom learning which you can get at no cost!

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Wondering how much we can teach you in 11 weeks?
 Check this presentation from our previous Skills Bootcamps here. 

Who is this Skills Bootcamp for?

Python Programming for Analysis Bootcamp UK is open for aspiring Data Analysts and those who want to kick-start their career in tech.

Participants must be aged 19+, be based in the East Midlands or East of England areas to be eligible for the funding.

Beginners are welcome, however, you’ll need to do some pre-learning before the course as provided by Purple Beard. 



Data analysis is a process of analysing, transforming and modeling data with an I’m to discover useful information that will impact the business, its strategy, growth and workflow. Data analysis has multiple approaches with diverse techniques and it plays a huge role in making decisions.


Data analysts are in high demand across all sectors, such as finance, consulting, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government and education. Data analysts should have great analysis skills, be organised and communicative with a high attention to details. Their job is not only to understand the data, but to analyse and present them to the rest of the team. Data Analysts are very important team members as they help the business to grow and expand on multiple levels.


For entry-level positions the salary ranges between £23,000 and £25,000. Graduate schemes in data analysis and business intelligence at bigger companies might offer a higher salary between £25,000 to £30,000. Experienced data analysts on average earn between £30,000 and £35,000, whilst high-level positions can earn £60,000 or more.


 By becoming a data analyst trainee, you will gain insights and foundations of data analysis, make valuable connections in the tech network and receive recognized certificates that will increase your employability chances. Data analysis is a fast-growing field and skilled analysts are in high demand across all sectors. 

You should try Python Programming for Analysis Skills Bootcamp if:

  • you want a better-paid job
  • have a secure job that will always be in a high demand & a solid career path 
  • you’re detail-orientated, curious and love exploring
  • you can think critically and have good presentation skills
  • you don’t know where you want to direct your career – and it’s completely fine because analytics is everywhere!
  • you like maths & calculations


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Here in Purple Beard Training we believe that:


Contact us about Python Programming for Analysis Bootcamp or request a callback and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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