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Skills Bootcamp

Free high-quality, training for self-employed, employed, and unemployed adults!

Skills Bootcamps are *free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks (usually one day a week), giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer. These courses are fully funded and are free for learners - subject to eligibility.

The training and support that is available through Skills Bootcamps is aligned with local and national demand for skills, ensuring that you can have direct line of sight to a job and the support you need to get skills for life.

Whether you’re weighing up your options before you start work, looking to change career, or want to find a more rewarding job – there is help and training available to get you where you want to go.

There are a range of courses available at Levels 2 to 5 in the following subjects. Click on the links below for more details:

*To take part in the free programme, you must:

  • Be aged 19+.
  • Be living at a postcode within Devon, Plymouth, Torbay or Cornwall.
  • Be employed part-time or full-time, self-employed or unemployed, or an adults returning to work after a break.
  • Have the right to work in the UK.

Please note: You can only undertake one Skills Bootcamp per funding year (April to March).


If you are an employer, charges will apply. For more information, please contact projects@petroc.ac.uk


Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.


For general enquiries, please contact:

Email: projects@petroc.ac.uk

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