Digital Skills Bootcamps are a Government-funded initiative to upskill and reskill thousands of people across the country into the most in-demand tech skills that employers say are the hardest to find.

QA is delivering 4 bootcamp programmes: cyber, software engineering, DevOps and data engineering.

Individuals with the attitude and aptitude to succeed will be provided with the hardest-to- find tech skills that will help organisations access and onboard great talent without any recruitment costs. QA will ensure that learners also have the workplace skills enabling them to contribute to teams just like yours from day one.

Our bootcamps last 9 weeks, kicking off in August 2021. Now it’s your turn to get involved…

Three ways to get involved

Be the first off-the-block to interview this great tech talent

Do you have projects that are stalling due to lack of resource, or tech teams that need bolstering? Are you planning to recruit in cyber, software engineering, DevOps or data engineering this year?

Get ahead of the pack and talk to us today to secure interviews with our talented bootcamp graduates. As well as up-to-date tech skills, you will also benefit from no recruitment fees and ongoing support from QA throughout the first 9 months of your new recruit’s career with your organisation. It’s not just for big companies either. The bootcamps aim to place 65% of learners with SME employers.

Get in touch to find out when our first cohort will be available.


Reskill your existing talent – at a subsidised cost

Tech moves fast. And skills can go out of date quickly. If you are planning to reskill individuals in existing tech roles, or non-tech roles, then you might be interested to learn that reskilling existing talent via these bootcamps is 70% government funded. Now that’s worth having.

Individuals from across your organisation could join a QA Digital Skills Bootcamp, returning to their desks 9 weeks later with the latest digital, data engineering, cyber or DevOps skills.

Get in touch to find out how this could work for your people.


Get involved – help make the programme more effective

It’s important that learners leave the programme with a genuine understanding of the workplace but also real-world best practise. They also need to spend time with people that can help them hone their interview skills. We already have lots of brilliant partners on board from Microsoft to Ingram Micro and Mumsnet – but we need more.

Could you share your tech experience? Could you help with interview practise or provide mentoring? Or even deliver an employer session as part of the learning programme.

Get in touch to find out how you could help make the programme more effective, and get more people into careers in tech.


What will people learn?

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Software Development

On the Digital Skills Bootcamp in Software Development, learners will cover everything up to Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 4) standard, including detailed modules on:

  • DevOps and source control
  • Networking and security
  • Operating systems
  • Algorithms and scripting
  • Java and Spring
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Data Engineering

On the Digital Skills Bootcamp in Data Engineering, learners will cover everything up to Data Analyst Apprenticeship (Level 4) standard, including engaging modules on:

  • Azure fundamentals
  • Python for data analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Enterprise Big Data Professional
  • Power BI
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Cyber Security

On the Digital Skills Bootcamp in Cyber Security, you’ll cover everything up to Cyber Security Apprenticeship (Level 4) standard, including engaging modules on:

  • Coding and Scripting Basics
  • Cloud Security
  • Threat Analysis
  • Information Security Risk
  • Security Management
  • Operating Systems
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On the Digital Skills Bootcamp in DevOps, you’ll cover everything up to DevOps Apprenticeship (Level 4) standard, including engaging modules on:

  • Agile
  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Algorithm and Scripting
  • Networking and Security
  • Databases
  • Operating System Basics
  • DevOps and source control


If you are interested in finding out more about QA's Digital Skills Bootcamps, just fill in a few details to let us know how you want to get involved and a member of the team will be in touch.