Elevate your skills with our tech and digital bootcamps

Wish you had the digital skills for an office job, or the technical know-how to work with computers, but cannot afford training costs? Join a QA delivered Tech Primer and Digital Skills Bootcamp from North Lanarkshire Council and get free training that could see you on your way to a new job just four weeks later.

We are an equal opportunity organisation. We embrace diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all candidates. Our training centre has disabled access, and we will help and support you in any way we can during the bootcamp.

What are Tech Primer & Digital Skills Bootcamps?

Tech Primer & Digital Skills Bootcamps are free, 4-week immersive experiences that equip you with essential employability skills. Our expert instructors will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the job market.



Four weeks
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Start date

26 August 2024

Application closing date: 2 August 2024



Glasgow City Centre



  • resident in North Lanarkshire
  • aged 16-24
  • looking to enter the job market, upskill, or change career
  • able to commit 5 days Mon-Fri per week for 4 weeks.

Why Choose Tech Primer and Digital Skills Bootcamps?

Whether you’re a recent school leaver, graduate, changing careers, or simply seeking to enhance your employability, our intensive programme is designed just for you.

  • Free of charge: Yes, you read that right! There’s no cost to attend the Tech Primer or Digital Skills Bootcamps.
  • Lunch provided
  • Flexible schedule: Join us from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, allowing you to balance learning with other commitments.
  • Prime location and disabled access: Our bootcamp has disabled access and takes place in the heart of Glasgow city centre, making it convenient for everyone.
  • No academic qualifications necessary: We believe in equal opportunities. Whether you have formal qualifications or not, you’re welcome here.
  • Certificate of Completion: Receive a valuable certificate at the end of the programme, showcasing your newly acquired skills.
  • Learner support assistance available
  • Personalised support: A designated member of our engagement team at QA will guide you, prep you for apprenticeship interviews, and help you transition into the workforce.
  • Online learning access: Enjoy 6 months of free access to our online learning platform where you can continue your growth journey.

Take a look at each bootcamp in detail

There are two bootcamps available that you can apply for. Take a look at the learning journey for each bootcamp before you submit your application.

Tech Primer Bootcamp

  • Programme Launch
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Contributing to Data Management
  • Network Infrastructure & Cloud Computing
  • IT Service Requests & Tech Skills
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • CV Building & Preparing for Interviews

Digital and Business Skills Bootcamp

  • Programme Launch
  • Problem Solving
  • PC Passport
  • Office Systems User
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • Creative Content Skills
  • Web Skills
  • CV Building & Preparing for Interviews

How to apply?

This is your chance to learn digital skills and improve your job prospects, or provide an alternative positive destination such as an apprenticeship or college. 

The course is fun, fast paced, and delivered by experts from QA. With hands on workshops, interview skills training, recap time, and pizza Fridays, it is your gateway to a new future. If you are interested in either of the bootcamps, apply today!

But spaces are limited, so don’t miss out! Join us, unlock your potential, and pave the way to a brighter future.

Apply now

Hear from North Lanarkshire Council and young people who have chosen the apprenticeship route

Lynsey Smith
North Lanarkshire Council

Emiliano Rama
Dunedin IT

Charlie Ferguson
Scottish Water

Frequently asked questions

Do I need any qualifications to apply?

No academic qualifications are necessary, just an enthusiasm to learn.

How will I know if I have been accepted for the bootcamp?

One of our team will contact you after you apply to explain next steps.

What will I receive at the end?

Every successful participant who completes the course receives a certificate of completion and personalised support to enter the job market.

Participants will also be given access to QA’s online learning platform for a further 6 months where you can continue to enhance your skills.

How many people are on each course?

Approximately 12 places are available on each bootcamp.

I cannot attend this course, can I put my name down for the next one?

Please fill in the application form and we will be in touch.

I am a college/school student, can I attend?

Yes, but you will need approval from your school or college.

How much does this course cost?

The course won’t cost you anything, it is funded by North Lanarkshire Council.

I require additional support, are you able to help?

We are an equal opportunity employer. Our training centre has disabled access and Learner Support assistance is available for everyone who needs it.