Join our 11-weeks online DevOps Bootcamp UK and become a certified DevOps Trainee.

About Skills Bootcamps - 11-weeks DevOps Bootcamp UK

Join our Skills Bootcamp in DevOps which is a part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs. This course will support you progress into either the AWS certified developer associate or AWS certified Sysops Administrators Associate.

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

  • Overview
  • Funding & Eligibility
  • What is DevOps?
  • Curriculum
  • Projects and Portfolio
  • Tools
  • Typical Week
  • 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 Bootcamps at Purple Beard

Skills Bootcamps last between 7 to 11 weeks. Each week individuals attend intensive learning sessions to develop the skills.  Our sessions run 2-3 times a week and each session is between 2.30 to 3 hours plus there are days where there are labs to practice the hands-on exercises.

Skills Bootcamp are 100% free for residents of the following areas and 70% funded for employers from the following areas who refer an existing employee:

  • East of England (Norwich, Peterborough, Cambridge, Bedford, Ipswich, Luton, Southend-on-Sea, Harlow, Watford, Thurrock, Essex, Bedfordshire, Suffolk) 
  • East Midlands (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire)

Who can apply and get 100% funding?

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

Who can apply and get 70% funding?

  • 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 £2999 +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


About DevOps

DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes.

DevOps Engineer 

DevOps Engineer is somebody who understands the Software Development Lifecycle and has the outright understanding of various automation tools for developing digital pipelines (CI/ CD pipelines).

DevOps Engineer Salary

The average salary in the UK is £47,690 per annum with more experienced DevOps Engineers earning up to £74,000

DevOps Tasks

The typical day to day activities of a DevOps Engineer include: Examine the capability of the software to expand as users save data to it. Keeping all code changes into a single system so that it can be modified and tested. Monitoring the feedback and responses of the users to new releases of a product.

During the Bootcamp you'll learn:

  • Introduction to DevOps
  • Getting Started / Foundation Concepts
  • Source Code Management using Git and GitLabs
  • Continuous Integration (and Continuous Delivery)
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Configuration Management
  • Containers and Orchestration
  • Testing and DevOps
  • Monitoring Security

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 Bootcamp.



You will learn some of the following:

  • Python/Bashscript,
  • Github,
  • Jenkins and Terraform

All the classes will be delivered through Microsoft Teams where recorded sessions and online learning materials can also be accessed

Sessions run two days a week for 2 hours. We have sessions running at different times to accommodate a variety of needs. 

There will be support throughout the Bootcamp. You will have a number of Lab days which develop hand-on skills. You will be required to work within Groups during the Bootcamp.


There will be a number of topics you will need to review on a daily basis; a reading list will be provided. The homestudy time would be from 20 min to 1 hour a day.

You'll receive:

  • Bootcamp completion certificate from Purple Beard Training
  • Access to our Alumni 
  • There will be a capstone project as well as an optional certification exam which can be attempted towards the last week of the bootcamp.
  • Opportunity to progress on further programmes
  • Pathways to progress into after completion

  • You can move onto the AWS DevOps Engineer  pathway via the Associate Developer or Operations route or Apprenticeships in DevOps Engineer 


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.

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

11 weeks,
5-7h teaching a week,
3-4h projects/self-studying

Live online classes and video recordings

Starting 6th of September


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 above 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!

How Skills Bootcamps can help in your career

Thinking about upskilling or getting into DevOps

A few things you should know:

  • DevOps is a great career choice for both inexperienced and experienced IT professionals who have an interest in this field
  • It’s a great career in long run – there aren’t enough DevOps engineers so there are more jobs than skilled professionals
  • To become DevOps, you’ll need to learn: a programming language (Java, Python), Scripting (Ruby, Shell), DevOps Tools (Linux, Git, Monitoring), Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Openstack)

Signing up for
Skills Bootcamp

During Skills Bootcamp you’ll have to:

  • Commit to 11 weeks program
  • Attend online live classes 5-7h a week
  • Do homestudy and reading
  • Participate in projects, workshops and presentation
  • You’ll have a chance to take on an optional exam

This course will:

  • Provide you with the foundations of DevOps 
  • Provide you with opportunities and guidance on how to progress further

After Skills Bootcamp: Completion

You’ll receive support with the following:

  • CV check & Interview prep
  • Career progression
  • Job referrals/references
  • Alumni Guide Access
  • Job interview opportunity

After Skills Bootcamp:

Next steps:

  • You can pursue Amazon or Microsoft DevOps Pathway Specialist Pathway

Apprenticeship Progression:

Your possible career pathways:

  • Development Teams
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Testing and Automation Engineers
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • IT Directors and Managers
  • Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile and Lean Coaches
  • Project Managers
  • System Administrators and Engineers
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See our successful Skills Bootcamp stories here.

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At its simplest, DevOps is a philosophy and way of working that brings together two historically disparate parts of the IT organisation, namely those who develop the software and those who are then required to support it in the live environment. 

The DevOps Engineer encapsulates both disciplines, requiring the individual to understand and appreciate how their code functions when being used in the real world and troubleshoot any issues that may arise, while taking a cloud-infrastructure-focused perspective.

Our 11-weeks programme kicking off in September will provide you with everything you need to know as the DevOps Trainee.

And don’t worry about combining learning with your busy schedule. Our course is completely virtual, with recorded sessions giving you a flexibility to catch up with them another day.

Who is it for?

DevOps Bootcamp UK is open for aspiring DevOps Engineers and those who want to kick-off 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. 



DevOps Median Salary for the past 6 months was £65,000 across the UK.

Top 5 Must-Have Automation Tools are...

Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Operation & Support, DevSecOps

Top 5 DevOps Skills are...

Automation Skills (e.g.replacing manual processes with automation), Soft skills (empathy, communication), Technical skills (serverless, Cloud platforms, programming languages), Specific Automation Tool Knowledge (testing tools, performance tools) and Functional Knowledge (Development, Operations).

Top 5 Human Skills for a DevOps team member are...

Collaboration and Cooperation, Problem Solving, Sharing and Knowledge Transfer, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills


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

Here in Purple Beard Training we believe that:

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Speak to our team today

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