Skills Bootcamps funding boost


Truro and Penwith College has been awarded further funding through the National Skills Fund to deliver Skills Bootcamps to enable adults to upskill or re-train in order to develop a career within growing sectors.

The college’s Future Skills Institute has just launched a second round of Skills Bootcamps in digital marketing, following a successful programme delivered earlier in 2021, along with a new programme in clinical pathways.

Both of the Skills Bootcamps will start at the end of the month and these intensive courses will run one-day per week, with flexible delivery options available to support adult learners.

There will be two pathways for the Skills Bootcamp in clinical pathways; with a programme tailored for the health and social care sector delivered between September and December and a second programme commencing in January focused on clinical skills needs of the primary care sector.

The free courses, worth over £1.5k per learner, have been designed with employers to ensure that the skills developed meet Cornwall’s current and expected workforce needs and will enable adults to enhance their skills in order to access career development, business growth and further learning opportunities.

To participate in a Skills Bootcamp learners must be aged 19 or above and live in Cornwall or Devon. The college is also actively encouraging any Ukrainian refugees to take advantage of the free support to help them find quality careers and secure their futures in the region.

A fully-funded taster session for the Clinical Skills Bootcamp is taking place at Truro College on Tuesday September 20, with further information and booking available at

Charli Styles, programme team leader for Future Skills at Truro and Penwith College commented: “We are thrilled to announce the latest round of Skills Bootcamp opportunities to enhance the career and employment prospects of local people.

“All of our 19+ career and professional development training is designed in partnership with employers to tackle the needs of industry and it is incredibly pleasing to not only offer the skills development through the Skills Bootcamps but also advice and support regarding employment or career progression.”