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Digital Skills bootcamps 

Digital Skills bootcamps  2021-08-19T10:11:11+01:00

The Combined Authority is helping residents improve their digital skills and increase their earning potential with a series of digital bootcamps. 

The bootcamps are part of a £2m investment announced by the Mayor during the region’s first Jobs and Skills Summit. 

The bootcamps have been designed to support residents most affected by Covid-19 and at risk of being underrepresented in digital roles. Training has been tailored to remove barriers for specific groups including women, learners with disabilities people who are unemployed, those in low paid work and specific ethnic groups.  

Bootcamp recruitment will open later this month, with courses running until March 2022. You can find more information on the digital bootcamps below. 

Digital Marketing Bootcamp  

In just 12 weeks participants will be provided with necessary skills to gain employment in marketing and business development roles. 

This bootcamp starts with an introduction to marketing, progressing to sought after digital marketing skills including campaign planning, websites, search engine optimisation, social media, analytics for tracking and measurement plus enquiries and lead conversion.

This will all be complemented with personal and professional skills provision, plus employment support including techniques for job applications, mock interviews and employer networking events.   

This bootcamp is for adults requiring new and additional skills to embark on a career in marketing or business development. 


NextGen Futures bootcamp 

NextGen Futures is a rapidly delivered training course in games-tech programming including Unity and Unreal, developed in response to the growth of games, VR, AR, animation, VFX, manufacturing and automation companies in the region, and related skills shortages in these growing industries.   

Created by NextGen Skills Academy, Opposable Games and TechSpark, with support from a number of companies, organisations and initiatives in the region, the course will provide trainees with a rapid route into employment in a variety of exciting careers with local games and technology employers working on a global stage.    

The programme will be free to trainees, and will include:  

– Online learning with face to face networking and events  

– Support for disadvantaged learners  

– Diverse and inclusive recruitment  

- Approximately 160 hours of learning  

Find out more on the NextGen bootcamp through this link – NextGen bootcamp 

AI and User Experience bootcamp 

UWE Bristol, alongside their partners, will deliver a programme of bootcamps in digital skills, targeting women, young people (19-25) and disabled people who have a desire to improve their employment opportunities.   

The bootcamps will span a range of subject areas including Artificial Intelligence, User Experience Design and Cloud Computing.  

Each bootcamp is designed to have a direct impact on individuals’ employment prospects and also provide training in the softer skills needed to successfully complete the training, as well as help to maintain future employment. Participants will be supported by academics and mentors who will be specifically selected to suit the individual’s needs.  

For more information on any of the bootcamps, please contact skills@westofengland-ca.gov.uk 

Digital Skills Investment Programme