Skills Bootcamps

Sharpen your skills and fast-track your career with Skills Bootcamps!

Part of the Governments’ Lifetime Skills Guarantee helping everyone gain skills for life!

Our Skills Bootcamps.

Learn how to create designs, copy and content for websites, social media and printed materials with our suite of Skills Bootcamps in digital skills. Gain the knowledge and ability to become a trained professional in the creative and digital industry.

These courses are created with emerging talent and freelancers in mind, aiming to boost your career in Digital Design or Digital Marketing. Learn more below on what each course will cover.

ELIGIBILITY: Please note that you must be 19 or over, based in the Midlands or London and its surrounding area, and not in another course or full-time education to be eligible to start a course.
These courses are all delivered online.

The Skills Bootcamp in Digital Design is perfect for anyone passionate about design and eager to master the art of digital creativity. Our intensive and immersive design and digital bootcamp is the perfect launching pad for your creative journey.

Led by industry-leading experts with a wealth of practical knowledge, you’ll gain hands-on experience in graphic design, user experience (UX) design, image manipulation, vectors, and much more. You will work on a portfolio and a tailored CV to get you ready for a role in digital or design

You will learn about:

  • Image manipulation and collage
  • Illustration, vectors and logo design
  • UX & UI
  • Typography
  • Video

Introducing our comprehensive digital marketing course, designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to secure a role in today’s fast-paced online landscape .

In this dynamic bootcamp, you’ll dive deep into the core principles of digital marketing, from creating compelling content to mastering social media advertising, search engine optimisation, email marketing, and more. You’ll work on your CV’s and portfolio to help you secure a coveted 

Led by industry experts with years of hands-on experience, this course offers a unique blend of theoretical concepts and practical insights, ensuring you’re ready to make an immediate impact in the digital realm. 

You will learn:

  • Social media strategy
  • Brand & tone of voice
  • Data Analytics
  • Email marketing
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO)

This intensive course is for people looking to get into a career in the film and video industry. In the course, you will cover elements like camera work, editing, managing productions, and more. 

Be a part of our free, intensive course, with a blend of online and in-person training and learn the basic skills of making a film and understand what it takes to put a professional shoot together. All applicants will get to speak with an employer and be able to pitch their ideas as part of the course. 

You will learn:

  • How to use cameras and professional framing of shots 
  • How to operate sound equipment and understand the best way to capture different sounds 
  • How a production in film works and what pre-production is needed 
  • How to edit with professional software and create a narrative. 
  • To learn about the industry and how the sector operates. 

The core of this Skills Bootcamp, is the production of a Video Game, from conception to completion. You’ll use this to update your CV and Portfolio so that you can demonstrate to potential employers what you know and what you can do. The key to this Skills Bootcamp is focused on building up your portfolio, professional profile and applying for jobs. Whilst finalising your Video Game, you’ll also take part in After Care’ support to help you secure interviews and placements with Video Games Studios.

This is a 16-week Skills Bootcamp that will be a mix of online and in person training. It will be delivered by professionals who work in the Video Games industry. It is aimed at people seriously looking to work in this industry. After 4 weeks of upskilling there will be then 12 weeks of Video Game Development with support from industry mentors AND support securing interviews and work.

You will learn:

  • The foundations of what makes a Video Game a game
  • Research, ideation & division of labour
  • Specialised instruction in: design, programming, art and production  
  • Project management  
  • How to finish a project: testing refinement & polishing
  • Industry best practices & common pitfalls 
  • Grey boxing & digital prototyping 
  • Game production 
  • Creating game within a team

Interested in the technical side of theatre and live events? With this Skills Bootcamp you will learn the basic aspects of working with Lights, Sound and Stage equipment. Get hands on experience and get your career started!

This 5-week intensive course is for people looking to get a career in the technical side of the theatre or live events industry. In the course, you will get hands-on experience in all the technical elements of putting on a live show, focusing on Light, Sound and Stage. The course is focussed on building up your essential skills, and professional profile and applying for jobs. We have partnered with MAC (Midlands Art Centre), a leading event organisation, for the delivery of this bootcamp on a real stage.

You will learn:

  • Technical elements of Light, Sound and Stage work
  • How to use stage systems and the regulations required to use them
  • Learn to use professional software to run live events.
Skills Bootcamps courses
coming soon

Register your interest below to get updates on when applications for Skills Bootcamps in Digital Design, Digital Marketing and Film Production will open. 

Each course includes:

Online Delivery

*Depending on course

Training by industry experts

8 weeks courses

Employability sessions


For more information about Skills Bootcamps – Skills for Life ,  you can read all the public information on the Government Website or the Skills for Life website.

Still have questions? Talk to us.

The start dates for our next cohorts are as follows:

Digital Design – September

Digital Marketing – September

Video Game Development – April

Screen & TV – May

Live Technician – July 

You will gain a certification from Creative Alliance, as acknowledgement for your newly learned skills.

All Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for individuals that are unemployed or looking to change career. Contact us if you want to find out more.

Delivery will be dependant on which Skills Bootcamp you will be doing.

Digital Design and Digital marketing will be delivered online.

Video Game Development and Film Production will be a mixture of online delivery and in-person delivery. ALL sessions are mandatory so we expect you to attend all sessions. Check the timetables on each courses page.

Live Technician will be delivered completely in person, at the Midlands Art Centre in Birmingham. ALL sessions are mandatory so we expect you to attend all sessions.

– Live tutor support during online delivery

– Online resources to help you with your studies and exercises

– Recorded sessions available to rewatch at your leisure

– 121 support available upon request

Our Success Story


Our Skills Bootcamps have been developed on the back of our apprenticeship training, hence offering structured learning and development focused on the creative thinking needed in any successful business.

As part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills, Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for individuals by the Department for Education.

Grow with the ever-evolving digital world

Creative Alliance have you covered with Skills Bootcamps!
Being able to continually learn and develop your skills 
contributes to job satisfaction, and maintaining a competitive advantage.

Our Skills Bootcamps programmes include a broad range of courses that offer structured learning  and development.
These highly practical courses aim to enhance and build
your digital and creative thinking skills, needed for any successful career.