Skills Bootcamps – Bath Spa University

Skills Bootcamps

Our free Skills Bootcamps give you the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and support you towards advancing your career.

Whether you're looking for a new job or want to progress in your current industry, our free Skills Bootcamps open the door to a range of new and exciting opportunities.

You don't need any prior knowledge of the subject, just an interest and willingness to learn. These online short courses provide you with the digital skills employers look for, as well as pathways to getting a job. You'll also benefit from employment support including techniques for job applications and taking part in mock interviews.

What you need to know

Skills Bootcamps are 12 week short courses, allowing you to build up sector-specific skills and supporting you towards getting interviews. They're for adults who want to retrain and pursue a career in a new field.

We're delivering these in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities. These free courses help you gain skills for life, help support skills demands in your area, and ultimately help you to get a job.

Before you apply to one of our short courses, there are a few things to consider.

What is the commitment to a Skills Bootcamp like?

These free online short courses are designed to fit around other commitments and involve around 30 hours of study per week. A positive mindset is key to successfully complete these Skills Bootcamps.

Who can apply to a Skills Bootcamp?

In order to complete these short courses you must:

  • Be aged 19+
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Agree to provide mandatory personal data and supplementary information on your employment outcomes for up to eight months following completion of the Skills Bootcamp

Some of our Skills Bootcamps require you to live in specific parts of the country (e.g. Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire) so please check the specific Skills Bootcamp web page for more information.

How much does a Skills Bootcamp cost?

Working alongside our partners we're able to provide these courses free of charge. You can complete one Skills Bootcamp funded by the Department for Education per financial year. If you're being sent for training by your employer, your employer will need to pay a contribution toward the total fees. If this is the case please contact us at

Our Skills Bootcamps

"I feel that with the help of the course and lecturers, I was able to gain more knowledge around the subject of marketing, which was another great asset to put on my CV. I would definitely recommend this Skills Bootcamp or any other short courses held by Bath Spa University."

Maya, Student, Skills Bootcamp in Digital Marketing

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