Skills Bootcamps

Part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone Gain Skills for Life

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are aimed at anyone aged 19 and over looking to change sectors or progress in their current profession.

These Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses which last up to 16 weeks and allow you to gain in-demand skills.

During the course, you will also receive employability training to increase your chances of finding a job. Once completing the Skills Bootcamp, you will be guaranteed a job interview.

The majority of Skills Bootcamps we offer do not require any previous knowledge. However, we need you to hold a confident grasp of the English language and be willing to put in the time and effort to grasp the skills you are learning during the Skills Bootcamp.

Benefits from Our Skills Bootcamps

Flexible Courses

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Up to 100% Funding

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High-Income Skills

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Live Learning

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Available Skills Bootcamps

The Skills Bootcamps we offer as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee focus and specialise in the Information Technology sector, ranging from courses in Frontend Development to Cyber Security to Business Analysis!

Have a look at the list of Skills Bootcamps offered below, and if you like what you see, get started by registering your interest now!

Course Overview

In this Skills Bootcamp, you will learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and how a cloud strategy can help companies meet business objectives.

This Skills Bootcamp will also cover the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. The course is designed to teach learners how to optimise the use of the AWS cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions.

Course Duration

The course lasts 11 weeks.

Even though teaching is 11 weeks, we would like your availability to be flexible for up to 16 weeks to allow for complete engagement with the employability team.

Funding Eligibility

  • Individuals from the funded areas who meet the criteria listed within the information page below can enrol for free!
  • If you are an individual who does not meet the requirements or does not live in the eligible areas, you will have to self-fund the course.
  • If you are an employer enrolling on behalf of an employee you want to upskill/reskill, you may be eligible for partial funding.

Click to find out more about our AWS Cloud Computing Skills Bootcamp.

Course Overview

Business Analysis enables change in an organisational context by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders and clients.

This Skills Bootcamp sprouted with the idea of beginners in mind. From start to end, we will ensure you gain valuable information and guarantee an interview post-course completion. Many roles, including but not limited to project and product management, software development, quality assurance and interaction design, rely heavily on business analyst skills to release a successful product.

Course Duration

The course lasts 11 weeks .

 Even though teaching is 11 weeks, we would like your availability to be flexible for up to 16 weeks to allow for complete engagement with the employability team.

Funding Eligibility

  • Individuals from the funded areas who meet the criteria listed within the information page below can enrol for free!
  • If you are an individual who does not meet the requirements or does not live in the eligible areas, you will have to self-fund the course.
  • If you are an employer enrolling on behalf of an employee you want to upskill/reskill, you may be eligible for partial funding.

Click to find out more about our Business Analysis Skills Bootcamp.

Course Overview

The primary objective of this Skills Bootcamp is to promote an understanding of the core principles, knowledge, behaviours and skills involved in providing, managing and sustaining an environment that facilitates “Secure Business Operations”.

We will accomplish this by leveraging international and national standards and frameworks for successful organisational change and Cyber Security operations. It aims to increase personal know-how and to operate and compete in the complex, fluid and aggressive international environment.

This Skills Bootcamp will also aim to focus on an awareness of the impact of Cyber Security issues on businesses, the communities in which they operate, and other more significant global problems.

Course Duration

The course lasts 16 weeks.

Funding Eligibility

  • Individuals from the funded areas who meet the criteria listed within the information page below can enrol for free!
  • If you are an individual who does not meet the requirements or does not live in the eligible areas, you will have to self-fund the course.
  • If you are an employer enrolling on behalf of an employee you want to upskill/reskill, you may be eligible for partial funding.

Click to find out more about our Cyber Security Skills Bootcamp.

Course Overview

This Skills Bootcamp is quite comprehensive; therefore, participants will require no prior knowledge of Data Analysis.

Learners are, however, required to complete the statistics primer course, allowing them to warm up their basic math and statistical skills before the course begins.

The course will start from the basics of Python along with Object-Oriented programming concepts (OOP) with the addition of Statistics with Python and an Introduction to SQL.

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

Course Duration

The course will last 11 weeks. 

Even though teaching is 11 weeks, we would like your availability to be flexible for up to 16 weeks to allow for complete engagement with the employability team.

Funding Eligibility

  • Individuals from the funded areas who meet the criteria listed within the information page below can enrol for free!
  • If you are an individual who does not meet the requirements or does not live in the eligible areas, you will have to self-fund the course.
  • If you are an employer enrolling on behalf of an employee you want to upskill/reskill, you may be eligible for partial funding.

Click to find out more about our Data Analysis with Python Skills Bootcamp.

Course Overview

This Skills Bootcamp has been structured to kickstart your Data Analyst career by learning the core principles of Data Analysis and gaining hands-on practice.

Learners will work with various data sources, project scenarios, and data analysis tools, including Excel, SQL, and Power BI to gain practical experience with data manipulation and applying analytical techniques.

This Skills Bootcamp does not require prior programming or statistical skills and is suitable for learners with or without an undergraduate degree.

Course Duration

The Skills Bootcamp will last 11 weeks.

Even though teaching is 11 weeks, we would like your availability to be flexible for up to 16 weeks to allow for complete engagement with the employability team.

Funding Eligibility

  • Individuals from the funded areas who meet the criteria listed within the information page below can enrol for free!
  • If you are an individual who does not meet the requirements or does not live in the eligible areas, you will have to self-fund the course.
  • If you are an employer enrolling on behalf of an employee you want to upskill/reskill, you may be eligible for partial funding.

Click to find out more about our Data Analysis with SQL and Power BI.

Course Overview

The DevOps Skills Bootcamp is intended to support students in the journey towards using and migrating DevOps into their workplace or setting up a DevOps methodology.

The approach is to carry the student on a journey of creating a DevOps-style project with team members from inception to completion. The first few sessions are focused on creating an overview of the DevOps process and the attitudes required to engage and succeed.

Course Duration

The course lasts 11 weeks.

Even though teaching is 11 weeks, we would like your availability to be flexible for up to 16 weeks to allow for complete engagement with the employability team.

Funding Eligibility

  • Individuals from the funded areas who meet the criteria listed within the information page below can enrol for free!
  • If you are an individual who does not meet the requirements or does not live in the eligible areas, you will have to self-fund the course.
  • If you are an employer enrolling on behalf of an employee you want to upskill/reskill, you may be eligible for partial funding.

Click to find out more about our DevOps Skills Bootcamp.

Course Overview

The first aim of the Skills Bootcamp is to take students from little or no coding experience to a point where they can enrol as an Apprentice Frontend Developer or apply for the role of a Junior Frontend Developer within three months of completing the course.

As coding is learnt by doing, the course consists of 30% of the exercises completed during session time and 50% of the exercises completed outside lessons, including the homework, pre-course and projects.

Course Duration

The course lasts 16 weeks.

Funding Eligibility

  • Individuals from the funded areas who meet the criteria listed within the information page below can enrol for free!
  • If you are an individual who does not meet the requirements or does not live in the eligible areas, you will have to self-fund the course.
  • If you are an employer enrolling on behalf of an employee you want to upskill/reskill, you may be eligible for partial funding.

Click here to find out more about our Frontend Development Skills Bootcamp

Course Overview

This Skills Bootcamp will cover the MERN Stack for development, which consists of the following technologies: 

  • MongoDB
  • Express
  • ReactJS
  • Node.js

This Skills Bootcamp is designed for students eager to start or progress in their career as a Fullstack Developer. These could be by starting as a Frontend Developer or Backend Developer or by starting a career as a Software Engineer.

Course Duration

The Skills Bootcamp lasts 16 weeks.

Funding Eligibility

  • Individuals from the funded areas who meet the criteria listed within the information page below can enrol for free!
  • If you are an individual who does not meet the requirements or does not live in the eligible areas, you will have to self-fund the course.
  • If you are an employer enrolling on behalf of an employee you want to upskill/reskill, you may be eligible for partial funding.

Click here to find out more about our Fullstack Development Skills Bootcamp

Want more Information?

Subject to our current contracts, you must fall under the requirements and criteria displayed in the Individual Skills Bootcamp Information page. A list of our available Skills Bootcamps and their respective pages with additional information can be found above.

Ensuring you have completed your chosen course, you will now be sufficiently qualified to secure a role in that chosen field.

All our Skills Bootcamps are equivalent to an advanced (level 3) qualification. You can also seek an apprenticeship for further training post-course completion.

Purple Beard offers a range of courses revolving around the tech sector. Here is a list of our current Skills Bootcamps:

  • AWS Cloud Computing
  • Business Analysis
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analysis with Python
  • Data Analysis with SQL and Power BI
  • DevOps
  • Frontend Development
  • Fullstack Development

You must also hold a basic level of proficiency with the English Language, and be able to navigate your way around a computer.

Here is a general list of criteria required:

  • 19 years of age or over
  • Must be an individual living within the funding areas
    • If you are an employer, you will be eligible for partial funding
    • You must self-fund if you are an individual outside of the funding areas
  • Must have the right to work in the UK
  • Must have obtained pre-settled or settled status under the settlement scheme
  • Must have lived in the EEA for at least 3 years by the start date

We cannot accept students who cannot provide themselves with a personal laptop and working microphone. A camera is optional, but highly recommended.

A Chromebook holds various restrictions in downloading and installing certain software essential to progress in all our courses, and therefore is not included and does not meet the criteria.

During the Skills Bootcamp, there will be weekly meetings with one of our specialist employability coaches. During these sessions, we will provide feedback and training on your CV, how to stand out in the current market, and also provide you with open positions not available to the general public, which you can place yourself for an interview.

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