Croydon College has received funding to be able to deliver a series of Skills Bootcamps to give eligible individuals the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.
What is a Skills Bootcamp?
The scheme has been created by the Government in the light of the economic crisis due to the impact COVID-19 as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee. It offers free, flexible courses for adults aged 19 or over and who are either in work or recently unemployed, giving them the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. Employers in industries who are likely to benefit from the Bootcamps we offer can also contact us.
How does it work?
At Croydon College we will work with you to ensure that you are upskilling in the right area for you, and that your employees are benefitting from the programme.
In order to access the scheme, you will be referred to us by a referall body or your employer so we can carry out an initial assessment. Following the outcome of the assessment, you will be enrolled onto the programme and given an induction session. You will then take part in your chosen Skills Bootcamp which will last for approximately 2 weeks.
Once you have completed the programme, you will then be interviewed by an employer which leads to one of two outcomes:
- you will secure immediate employment in a new job; OR
- you will be referred to other provisions to help you progress
If you’ve been referred to us by your employer, you will return to the workplace with enhanced knowledge to allow you to move into a higher role.
What subject areas are available?
Skills Bootcamps are developed in partnership with employers, colleges and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job. They include a range of digital courses and technical skills courses, including:
- Data Engineering
- Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management
- Construction Site Supervisor
- Construction Management
- Solar Energy Decision Software
- Materials and Characterisations
What does it cost?
There is no cost to the individual, however if you’re an employer and referring an existing employee, you will co-fund the training with a 30% cash contribution.
Who is eligible?
Only those who meet the entry criteria can access the programme. Eligible learners include:
- adults aged 19+ who are;
- employed or self-employed; OR
- looking for a career change; OR
- have been made unemployed within the last 12 months