Skills Bootcamps in Hertfordshire

Skills Bootcamps are designed to provide the learner with sector specific skills through short flexible training to fast track them to an interview with an employer. Working in partnership with local employers will teach the learners the knowledge and skills required for the industry.

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Why study Skills Bootcamps at Oaklands College?

Skills Bootcamps is an exciting new funded initiative for Hertfordshire designed to provide short flexible sector specific training supporting local businesses with their skills gaps and needs of the business through co-written curriculums resulting in top talent to strengthen businesses workforce. 

Working in partnership with the Hertfordshire LEP, Oaklands College are excited to offer Skills Bootcamps as part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee. Local courses to support adults in gaining skills for life enabling individuals to retrain or upskill whatever their starting point. 

Candidates will be educated with valuable knowledge and skills required for the industry to develop their skillset along with supporting them in career changes or progression in existing roles. 

Adults aged 19+ can access these courses delivered by highly skilled and experienced trainers who will support the individuals throughout the programme to progress in the workplace and utilise the new skills they have developed. Specialising in a selection of sectors, Oaklands College will prepare each individual for work or expand opportunities through careers information, advice and guidance.

Unemployed learners will have a guaranteed interview with the employer on completion of the training.

Who is the course for?

  • Anyone aged 19+ as of 31/8/23
  • Unemployed, Employed and Self Employed
  • Live in Hertfordshire or in proximity of
  • Good level of English & Maths

What does the course look like?

  • Maximum duration of 16 weeks
  • Face to face, online or blended delivery
  • Can be 1 day a week up to 5 days a week


What is the cost of this course?

The cost is funded by the Department of Education therefore there is no cost to the learner. There might be a small contribution required from the employer, please ask for more details.

Course Sectors

We deliver courses in the following sectors:

  • Green Technology and Power
  • Green skills
  • Construction
  • Mental health 
  • Digital software
  • Digital leadership
DofE Croppped
Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership
Creating Hertfordshire Opportunities

Our Partnerships

We are working in partnership with a range of employers who are supporting this initiative. Please contact if you are an employer and would like to get involved.

Mind in Mid Herts
Code Institute

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