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Skills Bootcamp in Software Development

This 12-week Skills Bootcamp is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to start your career in software development.
12 weeks
Online Learning

This Skills Bootcamp is ONLY fully funded for those that live in the Northwest, Yorkshire or Humber regions.

The Skills Bootcamp in Software Development is a 12-week immersive course, focussing on Web Development and Software Development concepts using the JavaScript programming language.

JavaScript is the chosen language because of its use in front-end and back-end development, meaning students only have to learn the syntax for one programming language to become productive in multiple areas.

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to a guaranteed interview with a local employer.

On successful completion of this Skills Bootcamp, you will have learnt essential knowledge that can’t be found in a textbook – like problem-solving, communication skills and working in a team, as well as the key technical and commercial skills you need to land a great career in tech.

This training has been made possible and is free to individuals thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding for Skills Bootcamps, forming part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and funded through the Department of Education’s National Skills Fund.

When does the course start?


Multiple start dates available throughout 2023/24, please register your interest using the button above for more information.

What does the course cover?

On this 12-week Skills Bootcamp you will cover:

Week 1 - JS Fundamentals

Week 2 - HTML & CSS

Week 3 - JS DOM

Week 4 - Advanced JavaScript

Week 5 - Introduction to React and Back End Development

Week 6 - React Next Level & CRUD Operations

Week 7 - Advanced React, SQL & Web Servers

Week 8 - Advanced React, Deployment & APIs

Week 9 - React Project Week and Preparing for Week 10

Week 10 - Final Group Projects


Soft skills and employability skills are embedded throughout the duration of the Skills Bootcamp alongside technical content.

Commercial environment focus:

  • Working in an agile environment
  • Mastering Kanban, timesheets and Trello
  • Lifecycle of a technical and cloud-based project
  • Development and technical responsibilities to project managers and client-services
  • How to work with project managers
  • How to approach problem solving in tech

Employability, Communications and Soft Skills:

  • Working in a team and understanding where Junior Cloud Developers fit in typical structure
  • Understanding the traits of a valuable team member
  • Presentation skills; internal and external lightning talks
  • Taking part in daily stand ups with the cohort
  • High degree of self-awareness and empathy
  • Taking and giving constructive feedback



When will I attend?

Attendance is required:

  • Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however, you must be eligible for funding to apply, please see the section below - Fully Funded Entry Criteria. 

Fully Funded Entry Criteria

Our Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for anyone aged 19+ who is:

  • Employed either full-time or part-time
  • Unemployed
  • Self-employed
  • A serving prisoner due to be released within 6 months of completion of a Skills Bootcamp and those on temporary release
  • Must live in the Northwest, Yorkshire or Humber regions