Specialised Digital Skills training available to businesses throughout North Yorkshire

The UK Government is currently rolling out its flagship Skills Bootcamps initiative across England, including in York and North Yorkshire. Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving residents of England the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and, for those seeking new work, a fast-track to an interview with a local employer

In our area, York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is investing significant funds from its current DfE Skills Bootcamp grant to support individuals and businesses develop the higher level and specialised digital skills that will play a vital contribution to raising our local productivity levels.

Quality assured training providers are delivering the training on behalf of the LEP. Because it is all online, individuals can study around existing work or personal commitments and preferences. Moreover, every course provides dedicated tutor support.

Course length varies, depending on the subject taken, but a typical average is between 120 and 150 hrs of study over a period of 10 weeks or so.

In most cases, a specialised technical background or qualification is not necessary. Applicants must be aged 19 or older and live in York or North Yorkshire or work for a business that has a substantial operating base in the area.

The average cost of a complete training package for one individual is £2,800 and the LEP will fund 90% of this if an SME refers an employee and 60% for companies employing more than 250. These very modest employer contributions represent excellent value for both employees and the businesses who employ them. Self-employed business owners are fully funded by the LEP.

If you have any general queries about Digital Skills Bootcamp provision in York and North Yorkshire, please contact shaun.withers@ynylep.com at the LEP.

You can find out more about skills support available to businesses in the region by visiting our Skills Hub, which can provide you with resources, links and contacts to various skills programmes that can help you to upskill your workforce or recruit the skilled team members you need.

If you’d like to learn more about other digital and skills-based business support in the region, you can also contact Growth Hub support either online or by calling Faye on our helpdesk for free on 0800 246 5045.

Training is currently available in 15 specialisms below:

Business Analyst

Enabling transformational organisational change, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders.

Training organisation: Purple Beard Ltd.

Interested? Contact criston@purplebeard.co.uk. You can also select the Business analysis option here for more info: Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps

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Cyber Security Analyst

Protecting critical systems or sensitive information from digital attack.

Training organisation: Purple Beard Ltd.

Interested? Contact criston@purplebeard.co.uk. You can also select the Cyber security option here for more info: Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps

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Fullstack Web Developer

Designing complete web applications and complex web sites.

Training organisation: Purple Beard Ltd.

Interested? Contact criston@purplebeard.co.uk. You can also select the Fullstack development option here for more info: Purple Beard Skills Bootcamps

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Windows 19 Desktop Support Specialist

Understanding customers’ needs, solving their problems and protecting the security of users, information, and devices.

Training organisation: The Learning Curve group

Interested? Contact Rob.jackson@learningcurvegroup.co.uk. You can also click here for more info: Desktop Support Bootcamp

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Cloud Specialist

Deploying, optimizing and protecting through Cloud technology mission-critical applications and data.

Training organisation: The Learning Curve group

Interested? Contact Rob.jackson@learningcurvegroup.co.uk. You can also click here for more info: Cloud Bootcamp

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Microsoft Cyber Security Specialist

Deploying, optimizing and protecting through Cloud technology mission-critical applications and data.

Training organisation: The Learning Curve group

Interested? Contact Rob.jackson@learningcurvegroup.co.uk. You can also click here for more info: Security Bootcamp

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Coding and Programming Specialist

Utilising programming languages – writing and running scripts and object-oriented programming.

Training organisation: The Learning Curve group

Interested? Contact Rob.jackson@learningcurvegroup.co.uk. You can also click here for more info: Coding and Programming

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Web Designer

Planning and designing responsive web sites that work across multiple devices.

Training organisation: The Learning Curve group

Interested? Contact Rob.jackson@learningcurvegroup.co.uk. You can also click here for more info: Web Design

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Digital Marketer

Covers Social Media Marketing, SEO, Email Marketing, Digital Advertising, Hubspot, CMS for Marketing, Coding, Inbound Marketing.

Training organisation: The Skills Network

Interested? Contact sam.black@theskillsnetwork.com.  You can also click here for more info: Skills Bootcamps

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Data Analyst

Undertaking database analysis, understanding legislation, modelling and implementing IT fundamentals.

Training organisation: The Skills Network

Interested? Contact sam.black@theskillsnetwork.com.  You can also click here for more info: Skills Bootcamps

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Infrastructure Technician

Covers networking and architecture, mobile and operating systems, cloud services and problem solving.

Training organisation: The Skills Network

Interested? Contact sam.black@theskillsnetwork.com.  You can also click here for more info: Skills Bootcamps

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Software Developer

Covers Object oriented programming, error handling and exceptions classes, methods and fields, collections and iteration, and inheritance.

Training organisation: The Skills Network

Interested? Contact sam.black@theskillsnetwork.com.  You can also click here for more info: Skills Bootcamps

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User Experience Specialist

Delivering the fundamentals in user and customer experience, accessibility and usability.

Training organisation: The Coders Guild

Interested? Contact tracy@thecodersguild.org.uk.  You can also click here for more info: Essential Skills for UX Professionals

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Software Tester

Planning and sequencing different types of software testing and communicating outcomes to wider audiences.

Training organisation: The Coders Guild

Interested? Contact tracy@thecodersguild.org.uk.  You can also click here for more info: Skills for Software Testers

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Digital Project Manager

End to end Project management using DPM systems and tools.

Training organisation: The Coders Guild

Interested? Contact tracy@thecodersguild.org.uk.  You can also click here for more info: Skills for Digital Project Managers

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