Skills Bootcamp in IT

Every business that utilises the power of computers needs someone to take responsibility for them. Our two-week Skills Bootcamp in IT provides a clear understanding of commonly used IT systems and how to improve networks using best practices.

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Skills Bootcamp in IT

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Overview

Our Skills Bootcamp in IT provides learners with everything needed to hit the ground running; candidates will learn how to manage IT systems, configure devices, and improve network security using the latest industry best practices.

Our expert coaches will provide learners with support and guidance throughout the course while they gain the sought-after skills and practical experience needed to thrive in any IT department.

Upon completion, learners receive personal support to help plan their next steps. The programme can be used as a stand-alone professional development course to develop new skills or be the start of an exciting new career – as it is designed with built-in routes for progression.

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Eligibility

Our Skills Bootcamp in IT is open to anyone aged 19+ living in England that is looking to take the next steps in their IT career through powerful professional development.

This programme has been designed for anyone who wants to develop professionally in the tech and digital industry – whether learners are looking for their first job, aiming to change careers, or looking to develop their tech and digital skills to improve their performance within their current job role.

It doesn’t matter if learners are brand new to the world of IT or already have some existing knowledge, this Skills Bootcamp in IT offers a one-stop shop for both essential concepts and advanced skills.

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Course Delivery

Our Skills Bootcamp in IT is delivered over the course of two weeks and contains eight full-day training sessions to help learners advance their IT skills. Each Skills Bootcamp is delivered via our SMART Classroom, which is a real-time, online training room. All training is tutor-led and is delivered by our expert coaches.

Skills Bootcamps are made up of high-quality, industry-specific syllabi that are tailor-made to include the sought-after skills and knowledge employers want, and they are regularly updated to include modern industry trends and techniques. Learners will undertake a range of hands-on activities to ensure they can apply what they have learnt throughout the duration of the two-week course.

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Career Progression

Our Skills Bootcamp in IT will provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of many widely used IT systems. From here, learners can apply their new skills immediately within their current role, or use these new skills to pursue a brand new career in IT.

Skills Bootcamps are commonly referred to as “pre-apprenticeship programmes.” For those looking to continue their professional development, and better improve their skills, or enter a completely new industry – an apprenticeship programme could be the next step.

Our recommended progression route for this Skills Bootcamp is our Level 3 IT Support Technician apprenticeship. After completing this Skills Bootcamp, our friendly team will help learners plan their next steps, help them enrol on an apprenticeship programme with their current employer, or secure an apprenticeship position with an employer local to them.

Course Content

SESSION 1 – 3

The ability to manage computer systems is the foundation of any IT support role, but to do this, it is crucial to understand how they operate. This session will cover the basics of managing the hardware and software that make computers work, including client and server architecture.

SESSION 4

In this interactive session, we’ll dive deeper into the physical architecture required to support common web functions. This course will introduce markup languages, such as HTML & CSS, and allow learners to get hands-on writing code before moving on to logical elements such as DNS and Protocols.

SESSION 5 – 6

Understanding how computers interact with each other is essential, so this course will ensure that learners are familiar with common computer communication systems. By the end of these two sessions, learners will be able to identify security risks, threats, and mitigation. Learners will also understand a range of network security devices, such as Firewalls.

SESSION 7 – 8

During these hands-on sessions, learners will put their new knowledge to the test in a Microsoft Azure virtual lab. Here, we’ll cover how to configure IT systems to industry standards with relevant policies and permissions.

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Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Our Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee. The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is designed to help the UK economy come back stronger after the pandemic.

Our two-week Skills Bootcamps are available across England, and provide participants with the opportunity to build up industry-specific skills in IT, digital marketing, and data.

We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to gain new skills, regardless of external socio-economic factors, such as geographical location, occupation, or previous education. Lifetime Skills Guarantee ensures everyone can better their career prospects, and that employers have access to highly skilled workers.

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Becoming an apprentice can be one of the most rewarding career decisions you ever make. Unlike University, apprenticeships offer earn while you learn opportunities, setting you up for success in the tech & digital sector.

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RECRUIT AN APPRENTICE

Recruiting an apprentice helps businesses build a pipeline of future tech talent, avoiding high recruitment costs and lack of candidate availability associated with the tech & digital sector.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Apprenticeships aren’t just for new hires, they’re a powerful tool for CPD. Whether you’re looking to enhance your team’s performance or utilise your Apprenticeship Levy, our higher apprenticeships could be the perfect solution.

Professional Development

The highlight for me so far has been completing my Level 3 apprenticeship to Distinction level, which resulted in me being promoted to an IT Technician. This is something that I was proud of and it has given me a massive confidence boost.

Fraser Craig – IT Apprentice

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There’s a way I describe the approach I took in training Sarah, I pushed her out to sea and let her swim but I was always there with a life raft if she needed a hand. With this approach, she’s just gone from strength to strength. I always said to Sarah, give it a go, if you break something I’m pretty sure we can fix it! Now, she stands on her own two feet quite comfortably.

Cimlogic – Managing an IT Apprentice

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