This is a list of courses which are targeting mothers and other career break women looking for retraining opportunities. Please tell the organisation that you heard about them via Women Returners. Note: This information about third part providers does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Women Returners. It is your responsibility to verify and check them.
Retraining – Tech
Techswitch: 12-week training bootcamp followed by 18-month industry placement for software engineers.
Code First Girls Retraining Programme: Online – 8 week (evening), “Coding Kickstarter” FREE online coding courses in Web Development, Python Programming and Data Science, specifically for women seeking a career switch into a role in technology.
Sky UK Get into Tech: London (Osterley), Leeds & Livingston. Software developer course. 15 week evening course. Free course for women
Founders and Coders: London/virtual. 18 week full-time peer-led software developer course. London/virtual. Free
23 Code Street: London/virtual. Retrain as a web developer for women. Subsidised cost
_nology: Online – Retrain into Tech, Full-time and Part-time Software Developer Coding Courses with job search support through recruitment consultancy. Scholarships available.
Makers Academy: Retrain as a software developer. 12 week tech conversion courses
Retraining – Social Media
TechPixies: Retrain as a social media manager
Retraining – Teaching
Now Teach: Retrain as a teacher. School based training for career changers and returners
Transition to Teach: Department for Education-funded programme for career changers
Retraining – Engineering
Thinking Ahead: Two-week taster programme for engineering with The Engineering and Design Institute (TEDI-London). The next course commences 8 February 2023.
BEng and MEng in Engineering: Project-based learning and working in partnership with industry at The Engineering and Design Institute (TEDI-London).
National Careers Service: The Skills Toolkit. Free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs. Including general skills that apply to all sectors and more specialised skills.