Skills Bootcamps for a local Apprenticeship in Tech, Digital Coding or Data, with TDM Coaches

Not yet ready for a Tech Career? Get Ready! Available to individuals aged 19+ in the Wider West Midlands

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 Apprenticeship interview with a local employer.

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What are Skills Bootcamps?


What pathways are available?


What career development is there?


What are the eligibility criteria?




How do I sign up?

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Not yet ready for a Tech Career? Get Ready!

Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life, are your first step on your journey to a BSc (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship

Get Apprenticeship ready with our practical help to secure your Tech, Coding or Digital Career. Achieve recognised industry certifications and progress onto a guaranteed interview with local employer with tech vacancy.

A local, low cost alternative to University fees, loans and digs. The Development Manager (TDM) coaches offer an Outstanding Quality of Education.

Access TDM’s Local Employer Network


Become Tech / Digital Industry Certified

Develop your Showcase ePortfolio

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If you are an employer and you would like to use the Skills Bootcamps funding to reskill your team with tech and digital skills, we can tailor the programme to your needs. Also if you would like to interview some our Skills Bootcamp learners we are now preparing for tech and digital roles, get in touch

Programme Pathways

a man holding a laptop next to networking cables for the tech, networking and cyber security skills bootcamps pathway


several people sat at a large desk looking at their computers for the digital support and marketing skills bootcamps pathway


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several people sat at a large desk looking at their computers for the digital support and marketing skills bootcamps pathway

Data / AI


Median Salary (West Midlands)

Software Developer £41,500
Cyber Security Analyst £52,500
Digital Marketing Manager £34,500
Data Analyst £39,000
UX / UI Designer £35,000

Career progression in Tech and Digital

To the left are indicative salaries in the West Midlands region compiled by IT JobsWatch, demonstrating the attractive levels of salary in these career pathways where workers have a few years of experience

Learners on the Bootcamp can start their Tech Careers through full Level 3 and 4 Apprenticeship programmes such as:

Careers can further embedded and developed via Level 6 Integrated Degree Programmes such as:

FAQs and Eligibility

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are short, up to 16 week programmes of coaching and training to support adults into new Tech and Digital roles – either an Apprenticeship in a new organisation or taking on a new role or more responsibilities at work.

Participants are assigned outstanding TDM Coaches who provide coaching and training support, with an Individualised Learning Plan to secure a new Tech and Digital role, for example helping to develop employability skills with interview practice, CV feedback, how to approach employers and the construction of a Showcase e-Portfolio.

There are x4 Pathways participants can choose from to help them achieve a new Tech and Digital Job:

  • Tech/Cyber
  • Developers
  • Data
  • Marketing/Multimedia

As part of the Bootcamp, participants can achieve a industry-recognised certification from organisations such as Google, ITS and Cisco. Participants will also have access to a vast library of study materials from O’Reilly.

Eligibility criteria apply.

Who is eligible to sign up?

The TDM team will ask for information from you to check your eligibility for the Bootcamp.

  • How old do I have to be to be on the Bootcamp? You must be 19 years or older
  • What previous qualification restrictions apply? None, unless you already hold one of these certifications or their equivalents
  • Am I allowed to participate on the Bootcamp as well as another educational programme? You are not able to engage with this Bootcamp, and another Government funded educational programme at the same time. This is called “Double Funding”
  • I’m on Restart, am I eligible for your Skills Bootcamps? Yes
  • Can I be employed? Yes
  • Can I be self employed? Yes
  • Am I eligible based on where I live? Residents of the wider West Midlands are eligible for TDM’s Bootcamps (i.e. Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, The West Midlands Combined Authority Area, Shropshire and Staffordshire)
  • What is the outcome of the programme? Participants must be committed to achieving the outcomes of the Bootcamp which is to secure a new Tech and Digital role; either a new job for unemployed people or an updated role profile for people looking to upskill with their current employer
  • What Commitment is required for the programme? As this Bootcamp accesses UK Government funding, there is a strong requirement for commitment from learners to achieve the outcomes of the Bootcamp (see above). Learners must be available to attend the online Training Days, Workshops and Coaching sessions and to do the wider work and reading set by their coaches
  • Where does the Bootcamp take place? On TDM’s online Virtual Learning Environment

What does the programme consist of and what are the commitments?

Download the programme prospectus for a full breakdown of the bootcamp.

Coaching with TDM Performance Development Coach
• Employability support – CV and Interview practice
• Build Showcase ePortfolio
• GROW model of Goal Setting, Reality, Objectives (and Options / Obstacles) and Way forward (or Will)
• Identify actual local employers and opportunities

Up to 16 weeks
60 to 110 guided learning hours
Guaranteed job interview with support from TDM Career Builder
Immediate access to learning library from O’Reilly

Learners on the Bootcamp will be assigned a number of TDM Coaches to support them into new Tech and Digital roles:
• Performance and Development Coaches – will be the main coaching contact with participants, supporting learners using GROW Coaching to achieve their new Tech and Digital Apprenticeship outcome and developing their employability skills

• Skills and Knowledge Coaches – will provide the supporting Tech training on the Pathways

• Career Builder Representatives – will work with participants to approach organisations to secure their Apprenticeship

Employability skills
Bootcamp learners will be supported to develop their CVs, their interview practice, their LinkedIn profiles, creating introductory videos and identifying and researching potential employers in order to create a tailored Showcase e-Portfolio.

For already employed people, they will be supported in creating evidenced executive summaries for their employers about the tech and digital skills they will adopt and how they can be used to support the organisation to reach its objectives.


You are expected to attend all of the sessions and complete all of your individual learning plan objectives.

How much does it cost?

This Bootcamp is being funded by the Department for Education and there is no charge for eligible learners.

How do I sign up and what is the sign up process?

If you are interested in participating in our Skills Bootcamps, please fill out the expression of interest form below.

Once the expression of interest form has been completed, we will get in touch with you via the contact information you have provided us, to check your eligibility onto the Skills Bootcamps.

After confirmation that you are eligible, Initial Assessments will need to be completed, as well as an Enrolment form.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our team:
0333 10 100 40

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