Government National Skills Fund Digital Bootcamp Provision Health and Green Sectors
West Midlands Combined Authority
Published date: 30 August 2022
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Contract summary
• Adult and other education services – 80400000
Location of contract
West Midlands
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
30 August 2022
Closing date
3 October 2022
Closing time
Contract start date
9 January 2023
Contract end date
31 March 2023
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (above threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

In 2018, DfE awarded West Midlands Combined Authority £5m as part of its Skills Deal to develop and test Digital Skills bootcamps. These bootcamps were designed to help unemployed, economically inactive and career changers in the WMCA administrative area to enter digital roles beyond entry-level. Bootcamps were also used to support employed residents to gain the skills required to secure more digital responsibility or promotion within their existing employment. Following the success of the initial programme, a further £3.1m was then awarded to WMCA and delivery has also been continued via the Adult Education Budget.

As part of the government’s National Skills Fund expansion, WMCA has now been awarded a further £11.25m to develop ‘Bootcamp’ expand provision Digital and in Health and Green sectors. 

Building on the successful pilot programme and through this outline specification, WMCA is seeking to develop a new technical Bootcamp training offer for the region at Levels 3-5. We are keen that an offer exists in all localities through a range of providers with expertise on the subject matter bringing accessible training to residents and providing businesses the opportunity to upskill their own workforce.

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How to apply
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About the buyer
Contact name
Josie Medforth
16 Summer Lane
B19 3SD


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