Retraining & Return to Practice Courses

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.


Retraining Courses

Techswitch, 12-week training bootcamp followed by 18-month industry placement for software engineers.

Transition to Teach, Department for Education-funded programme for career changers

Code First Girls Retraining Programme, Online – 4 week, subsidised online coding courses in Web Development, Python Programming and Data Science, specifically for women seeking a career switch into a role in technology. Subsidised cost

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 Bristol/virtual – Re-train into tech. 12 week tech conversion courses.

Makers Academy– Retrain as a software developer. 12 week tech conversion courses

Now Teach – Retrain as a teacher. School based training for career changers and returners

Digital Mums – Retrain as a social media manager

TechPixies – Retrain as a social media manager

Return to Practice Courses 

Come Back Programme – return to practice course for nurses

GP induction and refresher scheme  – return to practice for GPs

Get into teaching – return to practice for teachers, with a package of support for maths, physics and language teachers

Return to Practice Course Midwifery – return to practice for midwives

Return to Practice Course Pharmacy – return to practice for pharmacists

Return to Social Work Programme – return to practice course for social workers