Part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee – Helping everyone gain skills for life.

Skills Bootcamps

What are Skills Bootcamps?

They are flexible courses of at least 60 hours of training giving people the opportunity to gain new skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer OR gain new skills in an existing job. They are free to all learners and can be online, face-to-face, or a mixture of both depending on the subject.

Who Are They For?

Skills Bootcamps are for most adults over the age of 19 residing in the areas of North East Lincolnshire and Rutland. Adults who are unemployed or self-employed can attend Skills Bootcamps to get the skills they need to find a job or gain new contracts. Employed adults, who already have a job, can attend Skills Bootcamps to learn a new skill to help them find a brand new job with a new employer.

Employed adults who want to remain with their existing employer and learn new skills to help them take on new roles and responsibilities, or fill skills gaps within the business, should speak to their employer. Employers are required to make a small contribution to the cost of the Skills Bootcamps if they want to send their own members of staff onto Skills Bootcamps, and the Government funds the rest. Employers with fewer than 250 employees contribute 10% of the cost and large businesses pay 30% of the cost.

Skills bootcamp Construction courses


London Formwork Ltd have been availing of the services of Competum for a period of aprox. 2 years. At anytime of asking for an endorsement of the company and the services provided; London Formwork Ltd are more than willing to provide our full endorsement. Since we have availed of the training services and the more advanced site management courses, as provided and organised via Competum, we have as a company; improved the training and overall knowledge and competence levels of our labour force. This has also been the case in regard to our own management team, in achieving the required NVQ accreditations levels and training. We are extremely grateful to Competum in the most excellent service and support they have provided to us, as a construction company and also; to our personnel. Mr. Keith Mc Groarty has made himself fully available and accessible at all times; in dealing with our training and accreditation requirements and requests. As a result of the support and excellent service provided, we have been able to meet the industry safety & training requirements and criteria; for our labour and management, as we continue to trade as a specialist formwork & insitu concrete - contracting company. Please feel free to contact me in regard to the support and professional service that Competum have provided. Your sincerely, Tony Gallagher Director/Commercial Manager.

Tony Gallagher
London FormWork, London

Competum provide quality training and they are a very credible service provider. They sort competent and experienced facilitators that are capable of sharing their knowledge in a manner that has the attendees interested throughout the course. The facilitators also presents the course in such a way that it is applicable to the work that is performed on site. This makes it easier for the attendees to apply what they have learnt on site. I would recommend Competum as they are able to provide training to suit your needs.

JP Ferreira, Lead Health and Safety Manager
Ballymore Group - Royal Wharf, London