Skills Bootcamps

New College Durham is working with North East Local Enterprise Partnership, North of the Tyne combined Authority, Gateshead College and Tees Valley Combined Authority, to deliver brand new Skills Bootcamps in Green Skills, Construction, Digital, Engineering and Advance Manufacturing and Leadership Management.

Skills Bootcamps offer bespoke training solutions to bridge existing skills gaps within high demand sectors by providing local people with the technical training needed to secure employment within high demand/growth sectors.

Skills Bootcamps offer free*, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks. They give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

Who are Bootcamps for?

They are available for adults aged 19+ on 31 August 2023 or over who are either in work or are recently unemployed and live in England.

We work across a large geographic area and some bootcamps are only eligible for learners or employers in specific locations. The details of this will be in the descriptions.

However, if you are not in the locations listed, please do get in touch as opportunities change often.

How much do they cost?

The training is free for learners if the following criteria is met:

  • Aged over 19 years.
  • Self-employed, recently unemployed or looking for work e.g. coming back into the workforce after a career break.
  • Resident in England for 3 years or more and legally entitled to live and work in the UK.
  • Employers can access this training to upskill staff at a discounted price. Large employers contribute 30% of the total cost and SMEs contribute 10%. Costs of each bootcamp vary therefore we would encourage you to contact us to find out more.

How long do they last?

Bootcamps are a minimum of 60 hours and a maximum of 16 weeks. Take a look at the information for each of the bootcamps, the length and hours will be specified.

What happens after the bootcamp?

As part of the Skills Bootcamp, all learners are offered the opportunity for an interview in the Skills Bootcamp Industry.

What if I am an employer looking to upskill my staff?

Please get in touch, we are able to explore bespoke bootcamps with specific employers to meet emerging needs. It’s worth having a chat to see how we can help.

How do I find out more?

Take a look at the offer via the link below.

Skills Bootcamp in Leadership and Management, Creative Screen Industry and Culture and Events Skills Bootcamps in Leadership and Creative (

Skills Bootcamp in Hospitality and Catering Skills Bootcamps in Hospitality and Catering (

Skills Bootcamp in Digital Skills Bootcamp in Digital (

Skills Bootcamps in Construction Skills Bootcamps in Construction (

Skills Bootcamps in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Skills Bootcamp in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (

Skills Bootcamps in Green Skills Skills Bootcamps in Green Skills (

If you require any further information, please use the link below.

We look forward to hearing from you.