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Delivering Skills Bootcamps in Data Engineering and Software Development

Following the announcement by Government yesterday, the TechUP team are delighted to be able to offer our expertise and knowledge to national Skills Bootcamps, which have been developed by the Department for Education to boost career prospects in the technology sector.

How it Works

In collaboration with the Institute of Coding (IoC), TechUP will be offering two industry-focused, cohort-customised 14-week Skills Bootcamps – one on data engineering and the other on software development.

The Skills Bootcamps will be led by Prof. Sue Black and Prof. Alexandra I. Cristea from Durham University’s Department of Computer Science and will include weekly online lectures and workshops, drop-in support sessions, networking events, guest speakers from the industry and one-to-one mentoring.

The flexible Skills Bootcamps will average around 16.5 hours of weekly study time and, following the conclusion, participants will have the opportunity to take part in an interview with an industry partner.

Collaborative Working

The Skills Bootcamps being offered by us form part of an IoC-led programme, where several UK universities are collaborating to offer a total of 20 Skills Bootcamps nationwide.

We have worked closely with the IoC to ensure each of our Skills Bootcamps meet the needs of the participants who are looking to upskill and boost their employability but also that they provide the skills employers are seeking.

The Skills Bootcamps is a national movement and they have been developed by the Department for Education as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.

Previous Success

TechUP is no stranger to success after our pilot programme called TechUPWomen, which concluded at the beginning of 2020, was an Impact Award winner.

The programme, created by Prof. Sue Black and Prof. Alexandra I. Cristea, was set up to retrain women in the technology sector: half of the 96 participants were successful in securing a new job or role using their freshly acquired tech skills.

Find out more
  • Read more about TechUP
  • Find out further information on the IoC
  • Interested in signing up to a Skills Bootcamp?
  • Learn more about Prof. Sue Black and listen to her recent podcast

For further information contact the team at: [email protected], call 0191 3345093, or visit