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Develop your skills

Develop your people, or your own skills.

Whether you are a business looking for a way to upskill and develop capability within your existing workforce; or an individual looking to learn new skills and further your career – we can help.

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THE BIG PICTURE

Right learning,
right skills

Having the right skills has never been more important. Constant learning, upskilling, and reskilling is becoming the new normal for as businesses change and careers evolve.

78%

executives say over half of their workforce needs upskilling or replacing in the next 5 years

£6.5Tn

the estimated global cost of unfilled jobs by 2030 based on current skills shortages

61%

working adults do not feel equipped with all the skills they will need over the next five years

12

the average number of career changes a person has over a lifetime, which is set to rise

30%

only thirty percent of learning leaders say they really understand how their people want to learn

Challenges we solve

Sound familiar?

  1. Upskilling or reskilling at pace or scale Developing the right skills and competencies to keep pace with your organisation's ambitions can feel like a huge task.

  2. Retaining talent and keeping employees engaged Delivering learning that supports clear career development and talent mobility can seem daunting, but it's essential to keep employees engaged and loyal to your organisation.

  3. Demonstrating clear value and ROI from learning ...with tightening budgets! We know that a whopping 90% learning leaders admit to finding it hard to tie learning back to any real impact. What's more, many also aren't leveraging funded learning.

  4. Delivering truly personalised learning experiences Learners don't just favour personalised learning that's tailored to them - they expect it. We know that one size doesn't fit all, and that's true of your business, and your people.

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How we do it

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships remain a truly untapped mechanism to develop and upskill existing employees at all levels.

Blending learning with practical, on the job experience, apprenticeships can be designed around core standards to fit your organisation and needs perfectly, complimenting and supporting your commercial training and learning programmes – without touching your budget.

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Learning services

Make your learning work harder for you, and bridge the gap between funded learning and wider L&D. 

We firmly believe that smart organisations understand the advantage of using every tool in the kitbag when it comes to their future skills and learning strategies. We can help simplify what funded learning is available, help you access it, and advise you around everything from strategy to data and ROI.

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Professional qualifications

Besides funded learning options, we also offer a wide range of highly effective short courses and professional qualifications that can be purchased in isolation, or employed as ‘wrap-around’ content to complement wider skilling programmes. Delivered through our online learning platform, these courses are certified by the likes of AAT, PRINCE2, CMI, CompTia, Microsoft, and more.

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Digital skills bootcamps

If you’re undergoing digital transformation, or wanting to upskill your workforce in data analysis, Digital Skills Bootcamps could be the answer. These are intensive, six-week learning programmes that are 70% funded by UK Government. Designed specifically to help employees gain confidence and proficiency.

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Sound familiar?

  1. Finding the right learning path to suit you Depending on where you want to take your career, you have lots of options when it comes to getting the right skills and qualifications. Sometimes it can be hard to decide on the best route.

  2. Accessing the best possible coaches and mentors When it comes to your professional development, you want assurances that you're learning from the very best.

  3. Building the confidence to match your skills Excelling in your career is about more than your academic prowess, so building confidence and 'power skills' like communication, critical thinking, and adaptability is also important.

  4. Connecting with likeminded peers and learners in your field Speaking to other people in a similar career or profession to you can be a great way to learn and grow.

How we do it

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are often associated with entry-level careers and learning, but did you know that anyone can become an apprentice? Professional apprenticeships allow you to stay in work and on your career path, at the same time as learning new skills to help you progress. If you’re looking to learn new skills in preparation for your next career step, this might be the right option for you.

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Professional Qualifications

From AAT and PRINCE2 to Microsoft essentials and CMI-certified management courses, we offer a wide range of industry-recognised learning programmes and certificates. Unlike with our other services, you do have to pay for these courses (but you can get your employer to buy them on your behalf!)

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Digital Skills Bootcamps

Want to learn new skills in data analysis or digital leadership? Skills bootcamps might be the perfect fit. These are intensive six-week programmes for anyone wishing to upskill in their existing role, or gain the right skills to find a new one – particularly as so many jobs now require data processing and profienccy. Designed as part of the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ initiative.

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Free adult learning courses

These short courses are completely free to adults in England over the age of 19. They’re available online, and are designed to help you gain entry level and foundational skills to get into work, or get back into work.

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Sector Work Academy Programmes

Also known as ‘SWAPs’. If you’re looking for a junior role in something like hospitality, retail, or customer service, and would like to brush up on things like CV writing and interviews skills, SWAPs might be for you. These are short programmes that combine learning and work experience, and offer a job interview at the end.

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Traineeships

Suitable if you’re between the ages of 16 and 24. Most of our trainees have just left full-time education and are looking for an opportunity to see what it’s like to work in a particular company or role. Traineeships give you basic skills and 16 weeks of work experience.

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Learning pathways

We're here to support learners at every stage of their career - whether they're just starting out, or right at the top of their profession. Here's how it works:

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Early careers

Level 1 – 2

Starting out. Entry level programmes are often delivered as free adult learning, sector work academy programmes, or traineeships.

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Progressing in work

Level 3 – 5

Advancing careers. Mid-level programmes are equivalent to either A-levels or a foundation degree, and are delivered as apprenticeships, bootcamps, or professional qualifications.

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Experienced in work

Level 6 – 7

Building excellence. Advanced programmes offer Bachelors or Masters Degree equivalent qualifications at the very highest level of core professions, from Accountancy to HR.

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Design principles

Our learning philosophy

All Babington learning and skills programmes follow the same core principles:

  1. Education: Ensuring the foundational elements are in place to support professional skill development. Our learning starts with the right education.
  2. Exposure: We then help grow an understanding of how theory plays out in the real world. Learners are exposed to relevant, real situations.
  3. Experience: Excel and exceed beyond a great technical expertise as learners develop into rounded, confident individuals through real practise.

Read on to find out more about our learning experience and design approach, or simply view all learning programmes and courses.

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Learning that works

Design and
delivery formats

We might be a leading apprenticeship and funded learning provider, but unlike many of our peers we're also an organisation of genuine learning design and technology experts.

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Blended learning format

Dedicated tutor support

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Digital modules on-the-go

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Learner-centric design

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Personalisation

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Tailor and adapt

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Workshops

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SME Masterclasses

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Learning pathways

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Levels 1 - 7

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Supporting performance

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Expert partner network

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Industry communities

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Our learning gurus

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We believe that an impactful and engaging learning programme should follow our learning principles of the 'three e's' - education, exposure, and experience. We believe each of these elements form part of a learner's experience. Having worked in large corporate organisations for over twenty-five years, I'm proud to lead Babington's team of expert learning experience and design professionals to build learning that really works, and provides an exceptional and immersive learner experience.

Rachel Kay

Chief Learning Officer

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It's my job to keep the learner at the heart of everything we do. We're always striving to take the latest design-thinking and bring it into our learning programmes - so our clients and learners benefit from cutting-edge learning techniques and content.

Phil McMullen

Learning Experience and Design Director

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When it comes to developing and delivering learning programmes that have the greatest impact in terms of outcomes for organisations, we’re always pushing to offer innovative solutions and offer progression pathways throughout all levels, often aligned to an organisations career development framework. Our programmes are designed to respond to client and market needs, whilst keeping learner experience at their core.

Sam White

Solution Architecture and Capability Director