STAY RELEVANT IN THE EVOLVING WORLD

Make sure your skillset is all caught up with the newest technology and digital demands
with the Skills Bootcamps.

Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs

Dimple Khagram, Purple Beard CEO

Dimple Khagram, Purple Beard CEO about Skills Bootcamps: 

‘Purple Beard Training is delighted to have won the Skills Bootcamps contract in the regions and join the Government’s mission to rebuild the post-Covid world. During the past 18 months, individuals and businesses have struggled on many different levels and were forced to navigate through unpredictable landscape shifts. The UK workforce must meet the demand to reshape and transition themselves. Purple Beard is here to help with that by boosting and building talent pipelines. Our Skills Bootcamps in DevOps, Cloud Computing and Front-End Development have been designed to address the gaps in the digital space and support the UK’s economic recovery by creating work-ready employees and retraining existing employees with our high-quality tech skills training.’

Equip yourself with the most in-demand digital skills and if you’re looking to switch careers, we’ll put you forward to a guaranteed job interview upon completion.

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

  • Overview
  • Funding & Eligibility
  • AWS Cloud Computing
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Front-End Development
  • Skills Bootcamp Completion

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, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire)

Who can apply and get 100% funding?

  • Residents of East of England and East Midlands
  • Unemployed within last 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 Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire region 
  • Have right to work in the UK
  • Be able to commit to the 11 weeks Skills Bootcamp

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE UNFORTUNATELY NOT ELIGIBLIE

SKILLS BOOTCAMP IN AWS CLOUD COMPUTING - SEE FULL INFORMATION HERE. 

  • Starting dates:
    - 31/01/2022
  • Pathways:
    - AWS Solutions Architect - Evening time - 8 weeks
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 70% and 100% Funding Available
  • Optional AWS Exam
  • Guaranteed job interview upon completion (if you're looking to switch careers/are unemployed)

About:

This course combines AWS Cloud Practitioner and AWS Solutions Architect Associate to take you from absolute beginner to career ready at a trainee or junior level.

Who is it for?

Anyone wanting to get into cloud computing as a change of career or for those already in digital careers looking to move from on-premise to cloud based roles.

Pre-requisites: 

Basic IT skills

Career progression:

  • Junior/trainee cloud computing engineer
  • If you already have IT/Data/ Developer experience, you can look at becoming a cloud native developer, analyst or architect.

Core tools and technologies:

  • AWS Free-tier account

Cloud Practitioner Modules:

  • Introduction to AWS
  • Compute in the Cloud
  • Global Infrastructure and Reliability
  • Networking
  • Storage and Databases
  • Security
  • Monitoring and Analytics
  • Pricing and Support
  • Migration and Innovation

Solutions Architect Modules:

  • Introduction to Architecting in the Cloud
  • Design Resilient Architectures
  • Design high-Performing Architectures
  • Design Secure Applications and Architectures
  • Design Cost-Optimised Architectures

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.   

SEE FULL INFORMATION HERE. 

APPLY HERE. 

SKILLS BOOTCAMP IN DEVOPS ENGINEERING - SEE FULL INFORMATION HERE.

  • Starting dates:
    - 10/01/2022
  • Pathways:
    - Evening time - 12 weeks
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 70% and 100% Funding Available
  • Optional Exam
  • Guaranteed job interview upon completion (if you're looking to switch careers/are unemployed)

About:

DevOps has a set of processes to bridge the gap between software development and IT teams.

Traditionally development, testing, and operations were considered separate. But now DevOps has brought forth a strong alliance between these different teams. DevOps methodology emphasizes automation so that there is more bandwidth for communication and collaboration between the development, testing, and operations teams.

Who is it for?

The experienced developers (Software, web), Cloud engineers, IT operations engineers who arelooking to move into a DevOps role

Pre-requisites:

  • Scripting Languages such as Unix, or Linux or Bash script; OR
  • 1 year of coding experience  in Javascript or Python; OR
  • 6+ months of job experience in IT or Development; OR
  • 6+ months of job experience in testing environments 

Career progression:

DevOps engineer, Software engineer on a DevOps team , Cloud native engineer. DevSecOps (with further study)

Core tools and technologies:

  • AWS cloud
  • GitHub
  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Chef 
  • Grafana

Modules:

  • Intro to DevOps
  • SDLC and CI/CD pipelines
  • Source Code Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Testing
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Containerization
  • Cloud native

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.   

SEE FULL INFORMATION HERE

APPLY HERE. 

SEE FULL INFORMATION HERE.

  • Starting dates:
    - 11/01/2022
    - followed by a new cohort every month - days to be confirmed (please enquire for more details)
  • Pathways:
    - Evening time - 10 weeks
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Between 70% and 100% Funding Available
  • Guaranteed job interview upon completion (if you're looking to switch careers/are unemployed)

About:

The Frontend is the part of a website or web application that a user directly interacts with, also referred to as ‘client-side’. Frontend Developers marry design and development to optimise these sites for users and search engines.

Every Frontend Developer needs to have an understanding of:  HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. 

Who is it for:

Anyone looking to get into Software Development

Pre-requisites:

Basic IT skills

During this Skills Bootcamp you'll learn:

  • Installfest and Intro to Frontend Development
  • Developing webpages using HTML,
  • Styling webpages using CSS,
  • Adding functionalities to HTML elements using JavaScript
  • Data manipulation in JavaScript,
  • API call and JSON, developing
  • SPA(Single Page application) using React

Career progression:

This can be considered the foundation to all web-based engineer and developer careers. By the end of this Skills Bootcamp, you can expect to apply for junior roles as a Frontend Web Developer or a Front End Engineer. 

You will also be primed for further education. Think of this as the foundation for your Digital Career, the possibilities are vast and constantly expanding:

Software Engineer, Full-Stack Engineer, Full-Stack Software Engineer, Full-Stack Architect, UI/UX Developer, Data Engineer, Data Analyst, DevOps Engineer, Front-end Quality Assurance Engineer (QA Engineer), Mobile App Developer, Technical Writer, SCRUM Master, Apprenticeships in Software Development Level 3 and 4 or DevOps 

Core tools and technologies:

  • VS Code
  • Command-line (Windows Powershell/ MAC Terminal)
  • Git and GitHub

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.   

SEE FULL INFORMATION HERE

APPLY HERE. 

Progression Pathways:

On completion of the Skills Bootcamps the staff members can progress onto Apprenticeships or other Higher-level training to develop skills further. If Employees progress onto an Apprenticeship, then the Skillls Bootcamps can be used as a recognition of prior learning which would reduce the cost and duration of an apprenticeship. 

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

Between 70% and 100% funding available

3 to 16 weeks programmes

Live online classes and video recordings

Progression pathways & employability focus

Skills Bootcamps FAQs

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. 

GAIN THE MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS
WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME.

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

MEET OUR SKILLS BOOTCAMPS ALUMNI

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THE WORLD IS EVOLVING GOING FASTER CHANGING IMPROVING

WHY WOULDN'T YOU?
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Every day, the world moves a little bit faster: new technologies are developed, new solutions implemented, more data is produced and more skills are needed. During recent years, we watched not only how technology have grown around us and shifted our world, but also how it impacted our jobs. The concerns about technology-driven displacement of labour market has been rising along and the unexpected appearance of Covid-19 only added fuel to that.

Out of a sudden, everyone realized that going digital is the only way forward and that if people and businesses want to stay relevant in the ever-changing world, they have to posses the necessary digital skills.

Is your skillset ready for the future of work

BECOMING A PART OF THE DIGITAL WORKFORCE

According to the recent research, an overwhelming 50% of UK workers feel underqualified in today’s digital world. That means that only 50% is a part of a digital workforce and has necessary skills to prospect and accelerate in their careers.

How can you benefit from becoming a part of the digital workforce?

  • Better pay – overall, roles requiring digital skills pay 29% (£8,300 per annum) over those roles that do not (£37,000 p.a. vs £28,700 p.a.)
  • Improved chances to land a job – digital skills are required in at least 82% of online advertised openings across the UK
  • Avoiding the risk of automation – by entering a role that requires specific digital skills, workers can reduce their risk of automation by a dramatic 59%
  • Career progression – to maximise chances of success in the digital economy, job seekers must go beyond baseline digital skills and develop more specific skills.
  • Becoming more comfortable about new technologies
  • Gaining confidence to lead and take ownership

IS YOUR SKILLSET RELEVANT?

Do you have one of the following skills: programming, business analytics, digital design, digital marketing, cloud computing?

Are you innovative?
Do you have a global perspective?
Do you know the future technologies?

Are you action orientated?
Can you communicate effectively?
Are you confident in your role?

HOW OUR SKILLS BOOTCAMPS CAN RE-DISCOVER YOUR TALENT

TECH SKILLS
TRAINING

We can upskill you in tech areas such as:
Digital Transformation, Data Analysis,
Software Development, Cloud Computing
and DevOps.

SOFT SKILLS
DEVELOPMENT

We will help you master communication, resilience, time management, critical thinking, self-awareness, emotional intelligence and problem solving.

CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROGRESSION

Our team of experts will be there to guide you with their expertise, providing you with mentoring, tips and their experience to ensure your learning will help you progress in your career.

It's no longer just about training

In the world where training teams is vital, training providers must do more than simply deliver curriculum. 

Here at Purple Beard Training we believe that:

INTERESTED?
LET'S CHAT.

Contact us about Skills Bootcamps or request a callback
and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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