Traineeships, Study Programmes &

Sector-based Work Academies


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Employability covers a broad range of programmes, focussing on developing the skills, attitudes and behaviours you need to succeed in today’s workplace.

Our Babington centres can you help you find the right solution based on one of the options below. Our Babington Ripley centre offers different qualifications which are available here.


What is a study programme?

Study programmes with Babington are short, high impact courses to support you in reaching the next step of your career. Our three programmes, Engage, Enterprise, and Empower offer opportunities for young people aged 16 to 19, looking at skills such as leadership, managing change, enterprise or democracy amongst many other subjects. Programmes typically last from four to five weeks, with support from the outset to help you secure your next step in your career.


What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a flexible training and work experience programme for people aged 16-24. Focusing on developing real work experience alongside work-readiness skills, Maths and English skills, a traineeship can offer you an opportunity to show employers what you can do in the workplace. With progression support, you’ll look to use that experience to move into your first step in your future career, either full-time work or an apprenticeship. You will also work towards a Level 2 in English and Maths if you don’t already have the relevant qualifications.

Traineeships last between 12 and 20 weeks, and from the first few weeks you’ll be in your work placement and building that experience.


What is a sector-based work academy?

A sector-based work academy is a short course for anyone aged 19+ to provide you with the training and qualifications an employer is looking for. Through Babington’s relationship with employers, you’ll have a chance to complete pre-employment training and qualifications, plus an opportunity to show an employer what have you achieved in short work placement.

Sector-based academies can last from one to six weeks and include:

  • Pre-employment training
  • Work experience placement
  • Guaranteed job interview

To find out how we could support you with one of our employability options,

get in touch with one of your nearest Babington centres

Our Babington Ripley centre

Study programmes from Ripley

The study programmes below are available to all 16-19 year olds and last for a duration of one year. All include employability, Entry 3 to Level 2 Maths and English and a 2-week work placement with a local employer within your chosen industry.

  • Childcare Level 1 and Level 2 (includes Customer Service)
  • Construction Level 1 (includes CSCS Training and Card)
  • Hair & Beauty Level 1 (includes Customer Service)

AEB offer for 2-4 week Adult 19+ courses at the Ripley centre

Weekly start dates available.

  • CSCS Training and Card
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Employability Skills
  • City & Guilds Award in Customer Service
  • City & Guilds Certificate in IT
  • City & Guilds Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Manufacturing
  • Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Retail
  • Fire Safety
  • Manual Handling in the Workplace
  • Primary First Aid
  • COSHH Awareness
  • Safeguarding Children

To find out more on the courses above contact Babington Ripley on:


Telephone: 01773 747377