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The Learning Foundry secure £1.6m to deliver Skills Bootcamps training 

2 months ago

By The Guide Liverpool

The Learning Foundry secure £1.6m to deliver Skills Bootcamps training 
Credit: The Learning Foundry

Liverpool based training provider, The Learning Foundry, have been awarded funding by the Department for Education to deliver Government backed Skills Bootcamps across the North West.  

Skills Bootcamps are funded, flexible courses for anyone aged 19 or over. The Learning Foundry training programmes provide individuals and businesses with the opportunity to upskill, reskill or retrain – giving access to sector-specific skills and careers in high demand sectors. 

Skills Bootcamps form part of the Department for Education’s broader ‘Skills for Life’ offer. Programmes are flexible, funded or part-funded, running up to 16 weeks at a time. Bootcamp training is co-designed with employers in sectors where there are skills gaps, so increases opportunity for employment potential. 

Through the £1.6m secured in funding, The Learning Foundry will deliver programmes in Green Skills, Telecomms and Civils as well as live music production. 

The Learning Foundry’s programme in Green Skills, is already active within the Liverpool City Region. Green skills training has been designed in collaboration with employers in the housing, construction and maintenance sectors to provide much needed skills to support sustainable construction, and energy efficient retro fit works, to enable the achievement of Government Net Zero targets by 2040.  

The Learning Foundry
The Learning Foundry

The Telecomms and Civils programme will be delivered in collaboration with Inside Connections. The programme will equip individuals to gain employment and commence a career in either Telecomms or Civils.  

Building on the success of The Learning Foundry’s existing partnership with Future Yard, the Skills Bootcamp in Sound Check will provide an opportunity to work with an extended network of key music venues throughout the North West.  

Claire Lee, The Learning Foundry’s Managing Director, said: 

“All the team at The Learning Foundry are thrilled to be awarded funding from the Department for Education to deliver Skills Bootcamp training. The funding will enable us to equip people with the skills they need to secure and develop careers not just jobs and ensure employers see our region as an attractive place to stay and invest.”  

Craig Pennington, Chief Executive and Co-Founder at Future Yard, said: 

“Future Yard are thrilled to expand on our successful partnership with The Learning Foundry. The live music sector is a highly valuable growth industry and provides opportunities for a rewarding career both locally and internationally. We want to encourage more people to see the opportunities that the music industry and live events sector has to offer and we’re leading the way by reimagining music venues such as Future Yard, into knowledge sharing and training hubs that engage people towards a new career. We’re excited to start the next chapter of that development through the Skills Bootcamp funding with The Learning Foundry.” 

John Burton, Founder of Inside Connections, said: 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for prisoners and prison leavers to gain valuable training that will give them the skills and confidence to gain employment. The Skills Bootcamp provide a link to employers for learners, motivating ex-offenders with employment opportunities helps to reduce the potential for re-offending.  Through our partnership with The Learning Foundry we can make a real difference in supporting our learners on their journey to a crime free future.” 

The Learning Foundry will deliver Skills Bootcamps to support local people and businesses reach their full potential. In-line with the Department for Education’s broader ‘Skills for Life’ agenda, The Learning Foundry support people into meaningful, and permanent employment. 

Skills Bootcamp programmes via the Learning Foundry will start from February 2024, find out more about all the programmes here.

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