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Skills Bootcamps




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What are Skills bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are bespoke 60-hour training programmes, which enable Large Employers and SME’s to upskill their employees in level 2/3 accredited training.  The employer leads on curriculum design, in collaboration with our Technical Tutors, and chooses modules which best suit their employees skills sets.  These modules are then delivered, around work schedules, over 8 days within a 16 week timeframe.

The Skills Bootcamp training programmes are partially funded by the Department for Education (DFE), as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee.  Large organisations (over 250 employees) can qualify for 70% of the training provision to be funded, whilst SMEs can qualify for 90% to be funded, provided their employees hold the required pre-requisite entry qualifications.

Sole Traders can also apply and they will be 100% funded by the DFE, provided they hold the required pre-requisite entry qualifications.

The Green Skills Academy at Langley College is currently delivering Skills Bootcamps in the following subject areas:

  • Electrical Installation and Ventilation
  • Plumbing, Heating and Ventilation
  • Retrofit – including the latest updates to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).
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From 1 April 2023 all privately rented non-domestic properties, regardless of whether there has been a change in tenancy or not, need to meet the minimum standard EPC rating of ‘E’ to be complied with the new regulations.


From 1st April 2027 the minimum rating in scope of MEES is  set to change from EPC E to EPC C as a stepping stone for 1st April 2030 whereby all commercial properties will need to have a minimum EPC B to be let out.

There are two routes to employment:

  • Adults (19+), who have been unemployed for a period of 12 months or less, undertake a minimum of 60 hours of high quality, in-demand training at Langley College, resulting in a guaranteed interview with your company upon completion. Following a successful interview, they secure a minimum contract for 12 weeks continuous employment or an apprenticeship.
  • Existing Adult (19+) employees are supported to flourish and fulfil their potential, though a minimum of 60 hours of high quality, in-demand training at Langley College, which links them with line of sight to a different role or additional responsibilities.


The Employer leads on Curriculum design, in collaboration with our Industry Specialist Tutors, to create a bespoke training package, enabling adult employees to undertake accredited Level 2/3 training, which is aligned to occupational standards, around work commitments. The training offers them the opportunity to secure a higher-skilled job, and higher wages over time.

No prior attainment is required, unless specifically related to the job and sector. The minimum hours of attendance are 60 and the training days will be scheduled in June and July 2024.

The benefits for employers include helping them fill specific skills shortage vacancies, enabling them to become more productive, more quickly.

The specific Bootcamp programme will comprise, one of three routes shown below. These will be adapted to meet specific employer need.

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