Business, Education and Hospitality Skills Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamps are FREE*, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, allowing you to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer or progress in your current role as part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

If you're looking to increase your skills in a specific area, learn new skills, or fast-track into a new job, our Skills Bootcamp in Business, Education and Hospitality could be the right choice for you.

*If you are taking the course yourself and not through your employer.

Innovating for Growth (Innovation SuperNetwork)

Who is the Skills Bootcamp for? 

This Skills Bootcamp is aimed at businesses of all sizes. Larger organisations with innovation teams or leads that have responsibility for ensuring the adoption of systems, processes and technologies that drive efficiency, productivity and market edge will benefit from this programme.

Small and medium-sized enterprises would benefit from the Bootcamp to ensure they’re taking an inclusive, sustainable and innovative approach to scaling their organisation, productivity and growth.

What will the Skills Bootcamp cover? 

This Skills Bootcamp is designed to upskill participants, supporting them to embed practices within their businesses to ensure they can grow through innovation.

The programme will provide knowledge on innovation best practice, methodologies and tactics, including the Design Council’s Double Diamond framework. Participants will gain the necessary skills to implement a new product or service and improve internal processes.

  • Expected learning outcomes for this bootcamp include:
  • Spotting opportunities and acting on them
  • Entrepreneurial mindset - and identifying gaps in skills
  • Understanding of their own IP, the value of it and how to protect it
  • Understanding of design thinking methodology
  • How to assess validity
  • Prototype (or a plan to develop a prototype) for an innovation
  • Use of business model canvas and value proposition
  • Marketing planning for new products or services
  • Awareness of funding options and requirements
  • Knowledge of how to develop a pitch and create a pitch-deck
  • Commercialisation of new ideas
  • How to map out a process and identify what doesn’t work and why
  • Managing change
  • How to create a business case for stakeholder buy-in
  • How to influence others
  • Understanding the local innovation landscape, relevant to their sector
  • Network of peers for support

 

How long will the course last?

The course includes 60 hours of learning over a two-week period. The course will run with two cohorts in the first quarter of 2024, including from 22nd January and 4th Mach. It will be delivered online and in-person.

How do I find out more? 

Click here to complete the enquiry form and find out more about the Skills Bootcamp. Upon enquiry, you will be contacted by a member of the team who will be able to answer all your questions.

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