Skills Bootcamp in Coding

TheLightBulb (TLB) and Get Set UK’s (GSUK) Skills Bootcamp in Coding will equip learners with practical and technical knowledge of: the software development lifecycle and methodologies; coding standards, principles, and practices; how to write code in different languages, and; how to identify/fix bugs, to progress them into sustainable employment with local employers.

The Skills Bootcamp in Coding has been designed to equip learners with the underpinning industry knowledge and transferable skills to enable them to become an economically viable and productive member of staff when they transition directly into the practical elements of a Software Programming role. It will provide learners with a taste of working in the coding sector whilst achieving industry recognised qualifications.

We have worked closely with employers to create this highly interactive, practical and creative bootcamp which develops knowledge and skills needed within the sector. As part of this co-design employers are coding briefs to deliver real life industry campaign experience for the participants. This bootcamp uses a combination of tutor led workshops, 1:1 coaching and support sessions, e-learning content and self-study as well as promoting collaborative peer to peer engagement

Throughout the programme appropriate IAG and employability support will be delivered to ensure the learner is ready for employment.

At the end of the programme the learner will have created a portfolio of work samples and a presentation to deliver to prospective employers at their guaranteed interview.  They will have prepared a learning impact statement to detail the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout the bootcamp and will have worked towards achieving industry recognised qualifications.


  • Aged 19 or over
  • Must have the right to work in the UK
  • Must live in Essex or a London Borough

The Skills Bootcamp in Coding covers the following:

  • Coding requirements and planning
  • Understanding coding design
  • Implementation of coding
  • Creatively using code
  • Software testing
  • Software testing experience
  • Understand deployment, maintenance and configuration management
  • Web-based coding and use of analytics
  • Managing a coding project
  • Know how to manage and market their own skills and services