Skills Bootcamps Funding for your Training

Skills Bootcamps offer flexible courses of up to 16 weeks that are free to learners*. If you are unemployed, self-employed or an employer looking to upskill your staff  we have funding opportunities that can vastly reduce the cost of training with us and in some cases fully fund it.

* Based on the size of the business, employers may have to pay a small contribution.

Skills Bootcamps

About Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks. They are available for adults aged 19 or over who are either in work or recently unemployed and live in England. They give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.


Skills Bootcamps – Beginner Courses

As part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, the Government has invested into a series of ‘Skills for Life’ Bootcamps, to provide a range of flexible training options targeting specific industries and aimed at equipping individuals with necessary skills for working in sectors with high job demand, providing learners with job-ready skills

Eligibility to enrol on a Skills Bootcamp depends on factors including age, employment status, and residency status.

For more information visit: Find a Skills Bootcamp – Guidance – GOV.UK (


The key thing is that the training must have a positive impact on you or your staff’s job role. This is usually in the form of one of the following:

  • Offer of a new job or an apprenticeship
  • A new or enhanced role
  • The company obtaining new opportunities/contracts
  • New responsibilities
  • Increased pay as a result of the training

What if you are self-employed?

If you are self-employed you could still be eligible for funding if you can show that you will be able to take on new work or offer a new service once trained. If in doubt please fill out an application form and we will call you to discuss the options.

You may be eligible to apply for a Skills Bootcamp if you:

  • are aged 19 or over
  • have the right to work in the UK
  • live in England
  • meet residency requirements – the training provider can check this
  • by doing the bootcamp, must create more work or opportunity for the candidate within that business

If you claim Universal Credit, you can apply and continue to claim benefits.

Some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criteria. Contact the training provider to check if you’re eligible and apply for the course.

Funded by the Department of Education


Gatwick Video Tour


Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY

Our electrical training facilities at Mitre Court and Explorer 2 are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Coventry Video Tour


Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS

Our brand new Coventry electrical centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region.

Warrington Video Tour


Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY

Our Northern electrical training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Leeds Video Tour


Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ

Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. It’s situated east of Leeds, just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

London Video Tour

City of London

City & Guilds, 5-6 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DE

Our centre in the City of London is based right next to the old bailey, Smithfield Market and St Barts Hospital. We currently only offer electrical courses for experienced electricians from Central London.

Doncaster Video Tour


Balby Court Business Campus Balby Carr Bank Doncaster, DN4 8DE

Specialising in rail, construction, health & safety and electrical training, our Doncaster facility is located just off the M18 making it an ideal location for learners across South Yorkshire.


Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JJ

As one of our 3 engineering and nuclear training centres in Cumbria, our Workington training facility provides a comfortable, light and airy environment in which learners from across the region can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.


Kingmoor Park Unit F2 Kingmoor Park South Carlisle Cumbria CA6 4RD

Our Carlisle training facility provides a comfortable, light and airy environment in which learners from across the region can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.


Fairbairn Close, Purley, London CR8 2EJ

Our Purley training centre offers Safety Critical, Track Engineering, Small Plant, Signalling & Telecoms, Health & Safety, CITB and Electrical training for learners across South London.


Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw Campus Parc Nantgarw, Heol Y Coleg Cardiff CF15 7QX

In partnership with Coleg y Cymoedd, our training centre in Nantgarw is located just 8 miles from Cardiff city centre and offers a comprehensive programme of open courses for learners in the surrounding areas.


Gen2 Furness Skills Centre Lightburn Trading Estate Ulverston Cumbria LA12 7NE

Centrally located in Lightburn Trading Estate, our Gen2 Furness Skills Centre offers a large range of training courses and workshops to learners across Cumbria.


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