New funding will support the fourth wave of Skills Bootcamps to be delivered since 2020
City & Guilds Training, the training arm of City & Guilds, has secured further funding from the Department for Education to deliver Skills Bootcamps over the next two years across England.
The circa £26m investment has been made as part of the government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs to help fill skills gaps and improve job outcomes for learners.
Skills Bootcamps offer free and flexible courses lasting up to 16 weeks. Aimed at adults aged 19 years old or above, the scheme provides learners with an opportunity to gain sector-specific skills and offers a job interview with an employer on completion.
The programme will offer further access to training in industries currently facing skills shortages.
City & Guilds will train around 7,000 learners in essential areas, such as construction, green skills, health and safety, and rail engineering, among others.
Kirstie Donnelly MBE, CEO at City & Guilds, said: “This is great news for learners and for industry.
“City & Guilds Skills Bootcamps are already changing lives for the better, by providing access to training and skills needed by industry.
"They provide learners with access to vital training, giving them that all important kickstart in a skilled sector that they can build a career in."