Croydon Skills Bootcamp

We are delighted to be working with Croydon College who are leading on the delivery of a series of Skills Bootcamps in partnership with John Ruskin College. The Skills Bootcamps will give eligible individuals the opportunity to develop sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer or to increase their skills and knowledge within their current employment'

What is a Skills Bootcamp?

The government-funded scheme is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee for those affected economically by Covid-19. It offers free, flexible courses for adults aged 19 or over and who are either in work or recently unemployed, giving them the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. Employers in industries who are likely to benefit from the Bootcamps we offer can also contact us.

How does it work?

At Croydon College we will work with you to ensure that you are upskilling in the right area for you, and that your employees are benefitting from the programme.

In order to access the scheme, you will be referred to us by a referral body or your employer so we can carry out an initial assessment. Following the outcome of the assessment, you will be enrolled onto the programme and given an induction session. You will then take part in your chosen Skills Bootcamp which will last for approximately 2 weeks.

Once you have completed the programme, you will then be interviewed by an employer which leads to one of two outcomes:

  • you will secure immediate employment in a new job; OR
  • you will be referred to other provisions to help you progress

If you’ve been referred to us by your employer, you will return to the workplace with enhanced knowledge to allow you to move into a higher role.

What subject areas are available?

Delivered in partnership with John Ruskin College and Croydon College, Skills Bootcamps provide people with the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track their career prospects.

The following subject areas are available at each partner College:

Croydon College

  • CAD – Engineering DATA
    Course dates: 01 Nov – 3 Dec, 17 Jan – 18 Feb 22.
  • CAD – Electrical / Engineering diagnostics, welding
    Course dates; 1st Nov – 3 Dec, 17 Jan – 18 Feb, 28 Feb – 1 April, 2 May – 3 June

For more information on either of the above courses, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

John Ruskin College

  • Retrofit Co-ordination and Risk Management
  • Cohort 1: Mondays & Tuesdays 6-9pm: Monday 25th October 2021 – Tuesday 18th January 2022 = 66 hrs plus 6 extra hours for assessing = 72 hours

    Cohort 2: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6-9pm: Wednesday 12th January 2022 – Thursday 24th March 2022 = 66 hrs plus 6 extra hours for assessing = 72 hours

  • Construction Site Supervision
    Course dates 4 Oct – 10 Dec, 1 Nov – 21 Jan 22, 10 Jan – 25 March
  • Construction Management
    Course date: 11 Oct – 17 Dec

For more information on the above courses, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

For any employer looking to explore their options please contact Terry Downham tdownham@esc.ac.uk.  Please mark the subject heading of the email BOOTCAMPS.

London South Bank University

  • Solar Energy Decision Software
    Course dates: 24 Jan – 11 Feb 22
  • Materials and Characterisations
    Course dates: 24 Jan – 11 Feb 22

For more information please email croydon@lsbu.ac.uk.

What does it cost?

There is no cost to the individual, however if you’re an employer and referring an existing employee, you will co-fund the training with a 30% cash contribution.

Who is eligible?

Only those who meet the entry criteria can access the programme. Eligible learners include:

  • adults aged 19+ who are;
  • employed or self-employed; OR
  • looking for a career change; OR
  • have been made unemployed within the last 12 months

How to apply

If you’re looking to kickstart your career or an employer looking to get involved, please complete the expression of interest form here and a member of our team will get back to you.