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New Free Skills Bootcamp Opportunities Offered To People In Greater Manchester

Mark Dawe

If you are looking for progression in work or even a change of career, an exciting new Skills Bootcamp partnership between leading national learning provider The Skills Network and award-winning, Manchester-based, accredited social enterprise The Growth Company could be offering an opportunity that is right up your street – for free!

The fully funded 6-week Leadership Management or Education and Training Skills Bootcamps come at no cost to learners, thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding from the Department of Education, as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

The courses run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.00am-1pm, with attendance required each day for the six weeks. Attendance is remote via Teams.

The blended learning courses will help build up sector-specific skills and also help local learners fast-track to a guaranteed interview with a local employer.

Mark Dawe, CEO at The Skills Network, said:

“We are excited to offer these fully funded opportunities to people working in Greater Manchester, alongside The Growth Company and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. We are passionate about giving people the skills they need to get the job and career they want and it’s great that thanks to Government funding, these Skills Bootcamps are also free.

“As well as the many job opportunities these courses lead to, our Skills Bootcamps are a fantastic preparatory course for an apprenticeship in your chosen subject – so why not apply today and take the next step in your career journey?”

Charlotte Miller, Delivery Manager at The Growth Company, said:

“The courses have been built with the input of employers and learner feedback, so we fully understand where the skills gaps are that will support future employment and upskilling.

“Our focus is that the courses provide a positive learning experience and achievement. With that in mind we not only provide interactive learning from an experienced tutor, knowledge and information based on real life scenarios, but also welfare and employability sessions to promote growth.

“We are proud to deliver our courses to the people of Greater Manchester “

To apply for one of the Skills Bootcamps, and for more information about eligibility, please visit:

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