Evaluation of the W1 Skills Bootcamps and design of W2 evaluation

The Skills Bootcamps were announced in September 2020 and provide a new, flexible training mechanism linked to robust employer engagement to ensure adult learners are prepared and fast-tracked to relevant vacancies/interviews. The W1 bootcamps are located in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester/Lancashire, Liverpool City Region,  Leeds City Region, the South West, and Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire. IES has been commissioned by the Department for Education to lead the evaluation of the W1 bootcamps focusing on implementation and the difference made by the training to the learners involved. It will also design an evaluation model for the W2 Bootcamps that DfE has commissioned.