Skills Bootcamps

Gain skills for life with our Skills Bootcamps.

Our flexible Skills Bootcamps will allow you to gain the technical and digital skills you need for your career by studying alongside your existing commitments.

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What is a Skills Bootcamp?

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills. The aim of the bootcamps is to help individuals adjust to the changing economy by upskilling or reskilling, enabling the transition from work in declining sectors and occupations into new careers. Some of our bootcamps are fully funded by the Department for Education, giving you the opportunity to study a University qualification for free.

As the leading higher education institution in the region, we want to ensure our city's existing workforce has a pathway into the lucrative and fulfilling careers. This is a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional development. The flexible part-time format of the new University of Birmingham Skills Bootcamps makes it possible for people to diversify and develop the skills needed for alternate technical careers.

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Upskill or reskill - gain the skills employers are looking for

Whether you want to climb the career ladder or change professions entirely, bootcamps are an excellent way to gain the latest technical and digital skills. Our bootcamps focus on making learners as employable as possible by ensuring they learn the skills and gain the required qualifications for their new careers. We also provide recruitment support (if required) at the end of the course.

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How will I study?

Our flexible Skills Bootcamps range from 6 to 24 weeks. Courses are either delivered via intensive teaching blocks followed by online study, via evening classes or are delivered 100% online. Our Skills Bootcamps are delivered through a mix of lectures, practical workshops and projects, with an embedded employability programme. In person classes may take place at our Edgbaston campus or our city centre building, The Exchange.

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Skills Bootcamps at the University of Birmingham

Explore our range of Skills Bootcamps

Our Skills Bootcamps do not require any previous degree qualifications or sector experience, allowing you to study something new whilst boosting your skills. Topics include the fundamentals of UX/UI, Cyber Security, Data for Creative Industries and Net Zero Together.

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