Fullstack Development – Skills Bootcamp | Purple Beard

Skills Bootcamp

Fullstack Development

The Skills Bootcamp in Fullstack Development

Part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs

There are more Fullstack Developer jobs than skilled professionals, and the average entry-level salary in Fullstack Development is up to £39,000.

What are Skills Bootcamps?

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

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

The task is to raise awareness and drive uptake of these exciting new courses nationally, so the most significant number of people can benefit. So the public, employers and stakeholders can see momentum building around this innovative reskilling model.


This Bootcamp will cover a MERN Stack: MongoDB, Express, ReactJS and Node.js 

This bootcamp is designed to get learners students either Software Apprenticeships or Junior Development Jobs, with a particular focus on jobs which include React. These could be Front End Development jobs, Back End Development jobs with node.js, Software Engineering or Full Stack Development Jobs 

Who is it for?

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


  • Maths and English GCSE grades A to C
  • IT knowledge is necessary

However, learners must complete the pre-course in order to be enrolled and progress onto the skills bootcamp. 


  • Pre-course
  • Introduction to HTML and CSS
  • Responsive CSS
  • JavaScript
  • The DOM & Manipulation of the DOM
  • End-of-Topic Project
  • Async JavaScript
  • React
  • Node & Server-Side Programming
  • Node with Express
  • JavaScript & Basic Algorithms
  • Databases
  • MongoDB
  • CRUD Project & Combination
  • Deployment, DevOps, Security
  • Capston Project

Learning Outcomes

Learners who complete will be proficient in:

  • The MERN Stack Path in Fullstack Development

Core Tools and Technologies

  • JavaScript
  • Express & Node JS
  • MongoDB
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Simple DevOps & Security

In Addition

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

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

What is Fullstack Development?

Full Stack Development covers both the front end (client side) and back end (server side) portions of web application. 

What does a Fullstack Developer do?

Full stack web developers have the ability to design complete web applications and websites. They work on the frontend, backend, database and debugging of web applications or websites. 

Fullstack Developer Salaries

The average entry-level salary in the UK ranges from £25,000 - £39,000 per annum, with more experienced Fullstack Development professionals earning more than £100,000.

Why choose a Fullstack Development Career?

  • there are more jobs than skilled professionals
  • highly in-demand
  • impressively high salaries (due to the skills gap)
  • many progression pathways are available
  • secure job
  • high impact on the IT sector

Funded Areas

Skills Bootcamps are 100% free for UK residents or those willing to look for work in the following areas.

  • East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire)
  • Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland

Who Can Apply?

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

The Funding Criteria

Skills Bootcamps are 90% funded for SMEs and 70% for larger employers looking to refer their existing employees.

Employers and employees referred/supported by their employer working or living in the eligible areas, the remaining 10 - 30%.

You must also fall under the following:

  • 19+ years old 
  • You must either live and work in one of the eligible areas
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Be able to commit to the 11 weeks Skills Bootcamp
  • Must not be an international student

If you do not Meet the Funding Criteria

  • You can still sign up for the Bootcamp and self-fund it.
  • The total price for the Bootcamp ranges from £2500 - £3000 + V.A.T.

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

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

A Capstone Project will be given to you, which must be completed by the end of the course. Also, there will be optional projects as well whoever wants to work more separately. Before the project, we will have 3-4 sessions for support regarding the project.

You can add your capstone project to your portfolio, which is evaluated towards the end of the Bootcamp.

You’ll receive

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

Fullstack Development  Progression

  • Junior Frontend Developer
  • Junior Backend Developer
  • Junior Fullstack Developer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Web Performance Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer Level 4 Apprenticeship

Here is a comprehensive list of Bootcamps currently running where, if you meet the criteria, you may be able to apply for total funding of the Skills Bootcamp.

YNY Partnership

For the following areas:

  • Richmond
  • Northallerton
  • Thirsk
  • Whitby
  • Scarborough
  • Pickering
  • Malton
  • Ripon
  • Skipton
  • Harrogate
  • York
  • Selby
  • Tadcaster

We offer the following Skills Bootcamps:

D2N2 Partnership

For the following areas:

  • Derbyshire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Leicestershire

We offer the following Skills Bootcamps:

NTCA Partnership

For the following areas:

  • Newcastle
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland

We offer the following Skills Bootcamps:


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 the eligible areas
70 - 90% funded for employers who refer an existing employee in the eligible areas

Evening time - 16 weeks, Mon-Thu / Sat

Live online classes and video recordings

Applications are now open!


The Department for Education funds skills bootcamps in the following ways: 70% for SMEs, 90% for larger companies and 100% for those living or employed in certain regions. Please see our funding & eligibility box above for more details.

If you’re from an eligible area and meet the eligibility criteria for 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 your most convenient time. If you don’t do it, we will call you within two 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 most of 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 want to progress in your current employment or into a new career. 

We 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 three things from our students:

  • be highly 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 with a working microphone. The machine should have a working camera 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 beneficial, so you can complete tasks while following along with the trainer. 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 massive 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 outstanding 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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How Skills Bootcamps can help in your Career in Fullstack Development

Thinking about Upskilling or getting into Fullstack Development

A few things you should know

If you’re thinking about a career in Fullstack Development, start thinking about what you want to accomplish and what your interests are.

According to Indeed: employer demand still outpaces the number of qualified candidates available.

Searches for the terms fullstack developer, backend developer and frontend developer have risen 141% in the past two years

You’ll need to learn: a variety of technologies including SQL, Python modules and libraries, and Excel.

Signing up for Skills Bootcamp

During Skills Bootcamp you’ll have to

  • Commit to the program
  • Attend online live classes 
  • Do homework 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 Fullstack Development
  • Provide you with opportunities and guidance on how to progress further

Post-Bootcamp Completion

You’ll receive support with the following

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

Post-Bootcamp Pathways

Your possible career pathways and Progression

  • Junior Frontend Developer
  • Junior Backend Developer
  • Junior Fullstack Developer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Web Performance Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer Level 4 Apprenticeship

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About our Fullstack Development Skills Bootcamp

The course will start from basics of python along with object-oriented programming concepts (OOP) with an addition of statistics with python and an introduction to SQL.  

Learners who complete will be proficient in the use of Classes and Objects in python along with one of the most powerful and commonly used python modules namely NumPy, Pandas and Matplotlib. Along with the use of Regular Expressions for Data Cleaning.    

It is very common to have a coding round prior to the interview and most of the candidates are screened out; to counter that we shall solve Famous Coding round questions only using the concepts covered in the class and optimising the code will be given as homework. The goal is to teach how to build a logic in a structured way by defining problem statements.

Who is this Skills Bootcamp for?

The Fullstack Development Skills Bootcamp is open for aspiring Data Analysts and those who want to kick off their career in tech.

Participants must be aged 19+ and be based in eligible areas to be accepted for the funding.

Beginners are welcome

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


We are Purple Beard, an EdTech company on a mission to disrupt the tech sector with challenging, engaging and highly selective learning experiences that are developed and led by industry experts to create employable tech talent and bridge the diversity gap in the tech sector.

At our core we aim to use training models that support individual needs and challenge the older models of education through Government funded programs. Our aim is to make tech education accessible and affordable using a range of technologies and modalities to deliver learning.

Other Skills Bootcamps

Evening time,
virtual classroom

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


Evening time weekdays or Saturdays,
virtual classroom

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



Speak to our team today

If you’d like to talk about Fullstack Development Skills Bootcamp UK, Skills Bootcamps, 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.

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