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The skills acquired through Microsoft’s official role-based certification programme are sought after by employers in the UK seeking to close the growing Skills-gaps and employees looking for a career.

It is no surprise considering the career, financial and business benefits of a Microsoft certification.

Data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that certified workers have a better understanding of new technologies and that they are better able to handle complex issues. This results in 56% less unplanned downtime and increased productivity and information security.

Currently there are several government programmes available for minority groups including the aging workforce, untrained women and refugees, but there is just one that offers official Microsoft Training and Certification for free: The Digital Careers Upskill Programme".

The Goals
The ‘Digital Careers Upskill Programme’ aims to improve diversity and gender imbalance with women currently accounting for just 18% of technical roles in the digital industry according to Manchester Digital’s Annual Skills Audit.

The free training is available for residents in the Greater Manchester Area and has been made possible thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing £42m from the European Social Fund for its three-year Skills for Growth programme, which is aimed at tackling skills gaps identified by businesses across the city-region.

However, the Training programme has even been made available by Microsoft Learning Partner Readynez to anyone, anywhere in the UK for a small fee. Register and learn more here:

The Digital Bootcamps
The programmes consist of up to 12 weeks of self-paced and Expert Instructor-led training. Every learner is assigned their own coach and a personal learning path is laid out online, so nobody is left behind!

Why Microsoft Training?

  • There has been an increase in demand for people with the right Microsoft skills and Certifications
  • Bootcamps can be used to support employed residents to gain the skills required to secure more digital responsibility or a promotion with existing employment.
  • They are a suitable means of learning for people of any background, gender and age

Each Programmes consists of 192 Learning Hours (24 days), over a period of up to 12 weeks, which can be studied either:

  • Full Time with 20 hours of Guided Learning Hours per week, or
  • Part Time with 10 hours of Guided Learning Hours per week

Skills Ready Pathways Programmes currently available:

  • Microsoft Software Developer
  • Microsoft Data Analyst
  • Microsoft Cyber Security Analyst

Everyone will study the following Foundational Building Block:

As the first stepping-stone in this course and to build up digital literacy, you will learn how to effectively use devices, software and the internet to collaborate with others and discover, use and create information using the Microsoft Office products Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.                    

Next, you will learn about the fundamentals of cloud computing with:

  • Microsoft Azure,
  • Data Fundamentals,
  • Microsoft Power platform
  • Microsoft 365

In addition to this, you will learn about security, compliance, and identity fundamentals. Learning at your own pace with online learning and meeting fellow learners during instructor led courses.

Sign up to one of the three Microsoft training programmes Today. Register here: 





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