Skills Bootcamp

Part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life

Skills Bootcamps

Connexin Academy is proud to be working with Hull City Council and the Department for Education (DfE) through the Government’s Skills Bootcamp programme. A Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses offered free of charge to adults aged 19 or over who want to learn new skills to progress in their current industry, or switch to a new sector.

In addition to developing practical skills that are valued by employers, you are guaranteed a job interview once you complete the course.

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Our Courses

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Advanced Fibre Engineering Training

Connexin is playing a vital role within the Government’s Gigabit project to provide every home in the UK with fast fibre broadband. 2025 will see copper telephone networks switched off, so the race is on to roll out fibre to millions of homes throughout the country.

We have put significant investment behind a comprehensive Fibre Engineering Training Programme to boost skills training within this sector. Anyone who wants to gain the skills and knowledge required to work within the telecommunications sector can apply to join for free – enquire now to see if you are eligible!

The course content is varied and engaging. You will have the opportunity to learn about:

· The background and history of fibre broadband

· Building a backbone network using Aerial Distribution Points (ADPs)

· Connecting fibre to homes using a customer splice point (CSP), optical network terminal (ONT), and fibre router.

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IT User Course (FULL for 2024/25 intake)

Whether you’re looking for a new job or hoping to take a step up where you currently work, adding a digital qualification to your CV gives you significant advantage.

Our IT User course allows you to build on your existing digital knowledge and become an expert user of the software applications that are essential in every business today.

And thanks to the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, you can now gain this qualification for FREE through our Digital Skills Bootcamp courses.

If you want to become an expert in one area of digital literacy, you can select individual modules to give you the confidence to move forward in your career. Our modules include:

· Microsoft Excel – For accountancy and data analysis

· Microsoft PowerPoint – Gain the skills to present information with flare, using transitions, animations and sound

· Web design – For those looking to start their own new venture.

These are just a few examples of the modules available in this exciting course.

If you’re looking for digital credentials or you want to open new doors in your career, enquire now for future intakes.

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security is a set of practices and tools that individuals, IT staff, and governments use to keep information and devices safe from attackers. Ultimately, the goal of cyber security is to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of digital information.

There is a significant skills gap in this field, which Connexin Academy is helping to address by developing this Skills Bootcamp. This free training course is specifically designed to empower you with the essential knowledge and the skills training required to implement critical cyber security practices, so you can confidently pursue employment in this exciting and growing field of business.

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Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for learners by the UK Government

If you are interested in Connexin’s Advanced Fibre Engineering Training Programme, IT User Course or Cyber Security Course and want to find out more, just fill in the details below and a member of our team will be in touch. For more information about Skills for Life, please click here.