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Skills Bootcamp: Electric Vehicle

Back by popular demand. If you're aged 19 and over and work in the industry, sign-up today. Intensive course starts 20 October

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Skills Bootcamp: Digital Marketing

If you’re aged 19 and over and looking to progress in your digital marketing career, a Skills Bootcamp could be your next step.

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Skills Bootcamps are Back

6 September 2023
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 Sign up today and start as early as next week!  

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are flexible, short-term training programmes designed to equip individuals with the practical skills and knowledge needed to excel in specific industries or roles. These bootcamps focus on delivering hands-on experience, real-world projects, and mentorship from industry experts, making them an ideal choice for those looking to pivot their careers, enhance their skill sets, or even kick-start new ventures. 

The flexibility and speed you can receive skills and knowledge is one of the primary factors influencing individuals to attend a Skills Bootcamp. Depending on the specific course, it's possible to achieve qualification in as little as 3 weeks, often with the convenience of attending college just one day a week. 


Who is eligible for Skills Bootcamps? 

If you're aged 19 and over, unemployed or self-employed, and looking to change sectors or progress in your current career, a Skills Bootcamp is right for you - and they can be FREE. 


Skills Bootcamps at Gloucestershire College 

Electric Vehicle 

Qualified and employed auto technicians can gain the skills and qualifications to work on Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EV/HEV) in our new training centre, which has received £500k of investment into new kit, staff training and improvements to learning spaces. 

Simon studied the Electric Vehicle Skills Bootcamp and said: "I applied for a Skills Bootcamp as I needed to add to my existing skill set to keep pace with automotive technological advancement. My favourite aspects of the course were the knowledgeable lecturers, good facilities, not too far to travel and the course was heavily discounted. 

"This course has helped me progress as an automotive technician because it has given me the confidence, knowledge and skills to safely maintain and repair electric vehicles. To anyone thinking of a Skills Bootcamp, don’t hesitate and just do it. You will not find better value for money with a good qualification at the end". 



Upon completion, our Construction Skills Bootcamps students will be able to demonstrate a variety of skills in the construction industry. This includes principles of safety, safe moving and handling, working at heights and a practical introduction to the construction trade skills including bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing and electrical. 


Why study at Gloucestershire College? 

Over the past two years, we have been a trailblazer in providing solutions to skills gap shortages in the region, thanks to its award-winning apprenticeships, employer partnerships and innovative industry links.   

Amie Nutbrown, Head of Commercial, said: “You simply won’t find immersive training workshops that mirror real-world environment like ours anywhere else in the county. Gloucestershire College is perfectly placed to deliver Skills Bootcamps to train the talent of tomorrow, whilst helping Gloucestershire employers bridge their skills gap. 

“We are dedicated to ensuring our adult learners and employers are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills they need to grow, and our new Skills Bootcamps, supported by the Government will almost certainly help them achieve this.” 

With the anticipated cyber park being built right on GC’s doorstep, construction and EV skills in the local area are in high demand. Those looking to break into the industry, make a career change or upskill their skills can find out more about the government-backed Skills Bootcamps, and sign up today. 



Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.