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 5 bootcamp programmes: Software Developer Level 3, Software Developer Level 4, Data Utilisation and Analysis Level 4, Software Tester, and ICT Cloud Level 3.
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 12 weeks, kicking off in the autumn of 2022. 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 resources, or tech teams that need bolstering? Are you planning to recruit in data, IT support, cyber security, software development or software testing?
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 next 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Tech moves fast, and skills can go out of date quickly.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 12 weeks later with the latest data, IT support, software development or software testing 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 practices. 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 practice 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?
On the Digital Skills Bootcamp in Software Development, learners will cover everything up to Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 4) standard, including detailed modules on:
- Linking Python apps to SQL Databases
- Software design
- Agile and the SDLC
- Software testing
- Working in a CI/CD environment
Data Analysis and Utilisation
On the Digital Skills Bootcamp in Data Analysis and Utilisation, learners will cover everything up to Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 4) standard, including detailed modules on:
- Database design
- Data storage and security
- Data modelling and analysis
- AI and automation
On the Digital Skills Bootcamp in IT Cloud, learners will cover everything up to Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 4) standard, including detailed modules on:
- Core technologies of major cloud providers
- Servers, applications, and network architectures
- Network and Cloud security
- The principles of APIs and Web Services
- DevOps tools and culture
On the Digital Skills Bootcamp in Software Testing, learners will cover everything up to Software Developer Apprenticeship (Level 4) standard, including detailed modules on:
- Fundamental principles of testing
- Static testing
- Agile testing and the SDLC
- Test automation
- Test Techniques
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.