Skills Bootcamps - free, flexible training

Skills Bootcamps

We are providing a number of Skills Bootcamps across the West of England. These are free courses of up to ten weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to career progression. They are also designed for anyone planning to start-up or already running their own small business.

These will be delivered in a blend of online, in-person and where relevant site visits and where possible we will accommodate hybrid learning and recorded sessions for those who are unable to attend any sessions. 

The Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for learners and are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. They are designed to help teach and strengthen skills for anyone who wants to increase their business activity, up-skill in their current role, or gain vital skills to secure a new position.

“Thanks to the courses, I had a lightbulb moment where I realised that I needed to have a steady income to free me up to have time for my creativity in terms of the products I made and sold.” Eileen Unwin, EUI International Gem


Skills Bootcamps are available to residents and anyone working or intending to work in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We also have Skills Bootcamps running in Cornwall and Devon, so if you live in these counties, click here for more information.

“The whole experience was really positive and the interaction with other small businesses was invaluable as we could share and talk through the challenges we faced”. Kuda Msipa, CUTMEC

What topics will the Skills Bootcamps cover? 

Our courses will include:

How are these funded? 

The Skills Bootcamps are part of the UK Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life, and are funded and managed by the West of England Combined Authority, led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris, and delivered by YTKO.

I’m interested, what do I do next? 

Can’t make the dates?

Simply register your interest using the short form below and we’ll get in touch to give you more details. In the meantime, if you have any questions, email us here or call 0800 456 1311 

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