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Unlock the potential of your workforce with funded learning. Discover ‘Untapped to Unlimited’ and get the latest free resources here.

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Unlock the potential of your workforce with funded learning. Discover ‘Untapped to Unlimited’ and get the latest free resources here.


Short Online Courses

Looking to supercharge your skills? You’ve come to the right place! Gain new skills with online short courses – from management essentials to digital marketing. Our courses cover a wide range of subjects, are delivered virtually via our online learning platform, and can be purchased and started today!

  • Only £30 per course (or £100 for a 5-course topic bundle)
  • Flexible payment options
  • 4 hours per course
  • Digital certificate upon completion
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How we do it
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Keeping your skills up to date has never been more important. Whilst there are lots of ways to develop your skills long term, sometimes what you’re looking for is short, sharp learning that you can do when it suits you, where it suits you.

Our suite of short online training courses can be purchased individually or as topic bundles (5 titles). For business buyers, all topics can be combined with professional qualifications under a bespoke ‘learning licence’ where you can buy a number of credits and allocate to your learners as needed over a 12-month period.


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For Organisations

  • Wide range of programmes available, including sustainability and management essentials
  • Option to buy multiple course ‘credits’ as a Learning Licence and allocate to learners as you see fit over a 12-month period
  • Access to the Babington online learning platform
  • For more information on pricing click here.
Frequently asked questions
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For Individuals

  • Available to buy individually, or enjoy multi-purchase discount
  • 12-month access to the Babington online learning portal
  • Online support throughout your programme
  • Keep your skills up to date and get ahead
  • Browse, buy, and start today!
Frequently asked questions
Need some help? Give us a call +44 (0) 333 323 4050 or Contact us

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Use the filters to search short courses by topic group. All short courses can be purchased directly through this site, or if you’d prefer to speak to someone simply use the contact form below.



Need to know

Frequently asked questions

Here are some quick-fire questions and answers that you might find helpful!

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Our short courses are designed to build learners’ skills in a short, sharp, online delivery format. Courses cover topics such as sustainabilityworkplace skills, and leadership essentials. Programmes are accessed through our online learning platform, and can be purchased as single units, topic bundles, or as learning licence ‘credit packs’ where you can choose how to ‘spend’ your credits across all short courses AND professional qualifications over the course of 12 months.

Short courses – like our professional qualifications – are funded via the normal ‘commercial’ route; typically through your L&D budget. We cater to businesses of all sizes – from micro (purchasing a small number of programmes), all the way up to enterprise (potentially with many thousands of users.) Our ‘off the shelf’ packages can be viewed here, or you can speak to one of our friendly team if you’re interesting in building something bespoke.

Yes, absolutely. Typically when thinking about skills development as a whole, we advocate for businesses leveraging a blend of funded and commercial learning – with the blend depending on their individual goals and context.

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Our short courses cover a range of subject areas including: Sustainability, Digital Marketing, Workplace fundamentals (including Safeguarding, British Values, and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion), Leadership & Management, and more.

Straight away! Once you’ve found the course you’re interested in, you can either purchase directly through this page, or you can send us an enquiry to get started.

Once you’ve completed your purchase, you will be issued with an email containing your login details to get started. This gives you access to our virtual learning environment. You will have an agreed amount of time to complete the course, but this can always be extended as needed – simply reach out to one of our friendly team.

Both our short online training courses and professional qualification programmes can be purchased online. The main difference is that professional qualifications tend to be longer in duration, and result in a certification from an awarding body such as AAT, Microsoft, or CMI. Typically these involve substantially more learning content, and in the case of all our Accountancy programmes, come with dedicated 1:1 tutor support. Both course types are deigned to improve skills and competence, and both give you access to the Babington Online learning platform. Short courses are an ideal way for individuals looking to improve their skills and get ahead at work to access high quality, rapid training without breaking the bank.

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