Logistics and
Health & Safety Training

Skills Bootcamps

Free and Subsidised Driver and Logistics Training

What are Skills Bootcamps?
Skills Bootcamps provide learners with skills that employers need.  They are flexible courses giving people the opportunity to gain sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer OR gain new skills in an existing job.


Who can attend Skills Bootcamps? 
Skills Bootcamps are for most adults over the age of 19.  Learners who are employed, self-employed or unemployed can attend Skills Bootcamps to gain skills for a new job or a new contract.

Employers can train their existing teams using Skills Bootcamps.

Employers can also send members of staff onto Skills Bootcamps to fill skills gaps within the business.  The cost to an employer to send staff on Skills Bootcamps is subsidised by the Department for Education as part of their Skills for Life scheme.  This pays for most of the cost of training.  A small and medium sized business will be supported with 90% of the training and a large business, with 250 or more employees will be supported with 70% of the training cost.

There is no cost to your business to recruit individuals who have completed Skills Bootcamps.


Our Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps in LGV Driving Novice

There is still a long-term shortage of LGV drivers and the industry is failing to attract enough new drivers to replenish those retiring or leaving the workforce. This  Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driving Skills Bootcamp will equip new learners with the skills and licence they need to gain a job as an LGV Driver.    A course designed for newcomers to the sector that will train you to be a certified Category C or C+E driver.  Novice learners will attend a three-day classroom course to gain the knowledge and skills for their DVSA tests as well as practical timetable to gain their licence.

Skills Bootcamps in LGV Driving Upgrade

The Skills Bootcamps in LGV Driving Upgrade is designed for existing Cat C drivers to upgrade their licence to Cat C+E, to drive any vehicle over 7.5t with a detachable trailer. This will include a range of refresher classroom courses, including drivers’ hours, mental health, driver’s handbook, tachographs, safe and efficient driving, road traffic accidents and first aid which are all relevant to the role and often overlooked once a driver’s initial licence has been gained.

Skills Bootcamps in Driving Hazardous Goods – gain an ADR licence.

Our Skills Bootcamps in Driving Hazardous Goods (ADR) is designed for existing C and C+E drivers to upskills and drive professionally carrying hazardous goods.  Learners will gain their ADR licence.

Skills Bootcamps in Transport Management

This Skills Bootcamp is aimed at learners who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and gain their Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence.  Learners will attend for 12 classroom days and undertake the Level 3 Certificate in Transport Management.  The CPC exams, multi-choice and case study examination, will be sat on the 13th day.

Course Content includes:

  • Business and company law
  • Business and vehicle taxation
  • Financial and environmental management
  • Methods of operating, licencing and safe loading
  • Fleet inspections and roadside checks
  • Drivers hours and the rules and regulations
  • Accident procedures
  • Insurance abroad and working internationally
  • Exam preparation

We also have a Skills Bootcamp that also includes a two-day extra module covering Green Logistics.  On this module, learners will gain an understanding on how protecting the environment and resourcing sustainable logistics for our future generations can be achieved.

Skills Bootcamps in the Management of Health, Safety and Wellbeing

The Skills Bootcamp in the Management of Health, Safety and Wellbeing will train and develop learners in the key areas of Health, Safety and Wellbeing which are required in the modern, post-Covid workplace.  The programme provides opportunities to upskill existing employees with the required skills and qualifications required to manage compliance through developing a system for their workplace as well as focusing on skills to assess, control and manage risks.

Learners will cover:

  • Health and Safety
  • Risk Assessments and Accident Investigation
  • Managing Safety and will achieve an IOSH qualification
  • Managing stress and will achieve a NEBOSH qualification
  • Auditing and action planning
  • Mental Health first aid qualification


Entry Requirements

  • For LGV driving Skills Bootcamps you must hold a Category B car licence.
  • For the ADR Skills Bootcamp, you must already hold a CE or C category licence
  • The Transport Manager Skills Bootcamp is intended for aspiring transport managers, transport supervisors and planners and drivers who are looking to advance their career.
  • You must be aged 19 or over
  • You must have the right to live and work in the UK


Our next phase of Skills Bootcamps will start soon.


Employers, please register your interest using this online form:



Learners, please apply by completing this online application form: