Training providers

Throughout Salford there are a number of providers that deliver training and skills provision away from mainstream school and college settings. These types of services allow you to develop the skills required to progress in to further education, employment or training.

Babington - professional training courses

Babington offer training and qualifications in a range of business orientated professions for people not in employment, education or training who are aged 16 to 24. The provision is delivered from their Farnworth centre, which makes it easily accessible to people from the West Salford region; you can contact them via the website or by calling them on 01332 613 688.

HITZ (Sale Sharks)

HITZ is an education programme delivered in partnership by Sale Sharks and Eccles Rugby club. It is a programme aimed towards young people aged 16 to 18 (up to 24 if they are an SEN Student with an up-to-date EHCP) who are not in employment, education or training.

They offer the chance for young people to develop their skills in Maths and English up to level 2 and also achieve a Lifestyle Management Level 1 qualification, they will also obtain help when writing a CV and applying for a job or an apprenticeship and also have the chance to take part in rugby, football, gym and other sporting sessions as well as opportunities to attend Premiership rugby matches and Premier League football games.

The programme takes place in Rochdale.

Find out more about HITZ and apply

MIFA (Manchester International Football Academy)

MIFA offer a variety of training programmes to people who want to advance their skills in not only football but in their academic skills as well including Maths, English, Employability, life skills and chance to obtain City and Guilds Functional Skills qualifications in Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Sport or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports. This opportunity is available to people aged 16-18 and have completed their final year of high school (year 11 or equivalent) and is open to people from the UK or EU to study the 24 week course for free.

Find out more about MIFA and apply.

Prince's Trust

Prince's Trust offers a wide range of programmes to help people advance their current abilities and develop new ones. They are based throughout Salford and the rest of the UK.

One of the programmes is a 12 week work experience programme for 16 to 25 year olds.

It offers the chance to:

  • Develop practical skills to help you in life and work
  • Meet exciting new people
  • Enjoy an action packed team building trip away
  • Take part in challenging projects - chosen by you!
  • Spend a day at a local football club
  • Train with fire-fighters
  • Get five to ten days work experience
  • Get careers advice and help with your job search
  • Develop your CV
  • Make a real difference to your local community
  • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications

Salford Foundation

Salford Foundation is a service that supports both young people and adults in Salford, Greater Manchester and North West with vocational, personal, social and academic development. One offer that Salford Foundation presents to young people is that they provide work based learning opportunities as a pre-16 NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) prevention to develop work based skills and access employment / training opportunities at the end of year 11.

Salford Futures

Salford Futures is a Salford based traineeship programme, to give young people aged 16 to 24 the opportunity to gain the skills to move on to an apprenticeship or employment, this being in the form of a work experience and potential gain the following skills, Maths, English and IT development, Employability Level 1 qualification, a Business Admin Level 1 qualification and a Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety qualification.

Find out more about Salford Futures and apply.


Established over 30 years ago, Seetec provides training to local people who are unemployed. Seetec has grown to become of one of the UK’s leading providers of services to the public and private sector. Originally founded as a registered charity, and employee-owned, Seetec has a strong commitment to delivering social value.

Seetec provides opportunities and support to people from all walks of life, empowering them to shape their own future. Seetec believes that every person deserves the chance to better their own life through work, and we give employers the opportunity to find employees who can contribute to their success. Improving lives, business and communities is the driving force behind every one of their services and the motivation for exceptional delivery standards.

For more information see the Seetec website 

The Growth Company (Salford / Trafford Skills Centre)

The Growth Company is a service that offers a variety of different training, apprenticeships and courses. The traineeships offer 16 to 18 year olds a chance to do a work placement to build up the skills required to enter in to an apprenticeship or employment, as well as helping to develop your Maths and English where required.

YMCA Salford

YMCA Training offer a study programme to help build up the skills necessary to progress into an apprenticeship. The study programme is for young people aged 16 to 18 who want to keep learning but want their education to be more focused on a career instead of academics. The study programme usually last 12 months, during which will allow you to gain the insights from employers with in your area of interest, gain a vocational qualification and boost any skills needed to have a good start in an apprenticeship, in the work place, going to college or university.

The above education and training providers work in partnership with Salford City Council. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

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