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Skills Bootcamp in Cloud Computing

Applications now open - apply now, start date 3 July 2023

Course overviewSkills for Life Skills Bootcamp logo

Working as part of the Institute of Coding, Coventry University is delivering Skills Bootcamps as part of the government’s Skills for Life. This is a unique opportunity to learn industry best standards and practice, develop technical skills, and all whilst we work with you to find suitable employment after you finish the course.

  • Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. Please note that individuals are only eligible to participate in one Skills Bootcamp from April 2023 – August 2024 but can apply for multiple Skills Bootcamps.

You do not need any prior qualifications but will need to meet eligibility criteria and entry requirements as highlighted below.

This 10-week technical training will feature blended learning: eight guided learning hours, Monday-Thursday 6pm to 8pm (online) and up to fifteen hours a week of structured, unsupervised learning. The two-hour live sessions will include academic content delivery and guided practical activities. Real-time content delivery will typically be recorded and made available for later review, and flexible support will be available outside of formally timetabled sessions and provided by Coventry University Student Proctors. The final two weeks (weeks 11 and 12) of the course will be dedicated to employability tuition and interviews. However, the employer engagement team will start contacting you with suggestions for jobs to apply for from week five onwards and offer support to learners who may need it.

An important element of Bootcamp delivery will be practice-based learning. We will embed personal and professional learning and development into our core delivery to ensure that you develop the personal and interpersonal skills required to operate successfully as a digital professional.

Dates

Technical delivery:

3 July - 18 September 2023

Employability tuition

11 September - 22 September 2023

Gaurenteed interview

By 13 October 2023

Employability support and coaching

18 September 2023 - 11 March 2024

Venue

Online

Qualification

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Coventry University. Learners must attend a minimum of 80% of all online sessions to receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Fees

As part of the government's Skills Bootcamps initiative, this course is provided completely free of charge to the unemployed or self-employed applicants.

For those already employed, and looking to develop new skills, employers are asked to fund 30% of the costs - £1,111

What will you learn?

The Cloud Computing Skill Bootcamp takes place over 10 weeks. The first 8 teach you about Cloud Computing, while the final two are dedicated to supporting you in using what you have learned to seek employment.

Cloud Computing is one of the key applications of computer science and you will, as well as learning about The Cloud, also learn the computer science fundamentals that underlie it: programming, data and data analytics, and networking. The syllabus will include the uses and applications of the Cloud, what services it provides, data centres, storage, security, Cloud management, and real-world examples and use cases. You’ll learn basic programming, and how to use data, as well as being exposed to cloud simulations and software.

If you are not satisfied with any aspect of your Skills Bootcamp and wish to raise a complaint you should do so in the first instance with Coventry University by emailing ad7523@coventry.ac.uk  with full details of your issue. If you are not satisfied with how your complaint has been dealt with you may write to DfE through their Whistleblowing and Complaints process. Complaints 03700002288; Whistleblowing advice line on 0800 028 0285 or help@nspcc.org.uk.

Whistleblowing involves entering a 'whistleblowing' webform on the 'Contact the Department for Education' page, which can be found here: Contact the Department for Education - DFE Online Forms.

Whistleblowing submissions for Skills Bootcamps must be clearly marked 'Skills Bootcamps'. They will be submitted via the DfE's whistleblowing submission process and will be escalated to the DfE Skills Bootcamps policy team for response.

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