The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has secured a further £9million in funding from the Department of Education (DfE) for the next phase in the Skills Bootcamps programme.

This phase will run across the region from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 and aims to help over 5,000 people in the North of Tyne find employment in growing industries, change careers, or get the skills they need to move into a better job.

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In the NTCA area Skills Bootcamps are available in a range of skills areas giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills with a local employer. Skills Bootcamps offer bespoke training solutions to bridge existing skills gaps within high demand sectors and place the employer at the centre of training and development.

The programme benefits employers by enabling them to fill specific skills shortages and team vacancies – increasing productivity within their organisations. Additionally, Skills Bootcamps provides adults in the North of Tyne region access to sought-after training and a guaranteed fast-track interview for good quality work.

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, delivered in partnership with employers and training providers.

NTCA has funded Skills Bootcamps in the following sectors:


Culture, Events and Creative Industries


Green Skills 

Health and Social Care 

Hospitality and Catering 



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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.

Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. Read more about Skills for Life.

Skills for Life - Skills Bootcamps logo

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

Read the NTCA Skills Plan ‘Opportunity for All’.

We are proud to work in partnership with the following providers of Skills Bootcamps:

Aim2Learn       Aim 2 Learn logo
B2W  Back 2 Work Logo
Diamond People  Tyneside Training Services logo
Expedient Training Expedient Training Services logo 
Gateshead College  Gateshead College Logo
Hyperion DevelopmentHyperion Development Logo
Learning Curve  Learning Curve Logo
Mastered Studios  Mastered Studios logo
New College Durham  New College Durham logo
Newcastle College  Newcastle College Logo
Optimum Skills  Optimum Skills logo
Primed Talent Primed Talent Logo
Purple Beard  Purple Beard logo
RE:Geon Training RE Geon Logo
RMF  RMF logo
SSC (NEBIC)  Sunderland Software City logo
Susan French   Susan French Events Logo
UserLab  UserLab Logo
Winnovation Winnovation Logo