The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) secured £5million in funding from the Department of Education (DfE) to expand the range of Skills Bootcamps across the region from July 2022 to 31st March 2023. This will help over 2,000 people in the North of Tyne access jobs, or progress to better jobs and unlock the life chances these will provide.

In the North of Tyne Skills Bootcamps are available in a range of skills areas aligned to employer demand across the region. Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. Skills Bootcamps offer bespoke training solutions to bridge existing skills gaps within high demand sector and place the employer at the centre of training and development.

Skills Bootcamps are delivered in partnership with employers and further education training providers.  NTCA has funded Skills Bootcamps in the following sectors:


Culture and Events


Green Skills



Skills Bootcamps in Green Skills are provided by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and open to people across the North East, you can find more information on the North East Growth Hub.

Skills Bootcamps builds upon the North of Tyne’s Skills Commissioning of the Adult Education Budget and Skills Bootcamps delivered under previous waves. Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s National Skills Fund investments helping adults to gain the skills that are sought by employers. Read the NTCA Skills Plan ‘Opportunity for All’ here.

For more information about Skills Bootcamps in the North of Tyne please contact




Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.  Find out more here.