This Career Coaching course includes:

  • CV support
  • Career advice
  • Access to our exclusive Career Coaching job club
  • Support to find work and links to employers
  • Plus support for up to a year, even while in your new role!

Over six weeks you’ll have one webinar each week, plus 121 mentoring with your very own Successful Mums career coach, all delivered online.

You’ll be supported as you start to look for work whilst being signposted to jobs that are suited to your requirements and circumstances. We have links to employers that are recruiting including those that offer flexible work. What’s more, you’ll receive support for up to a year, even as you find your feet in your new role.

Setting you up for your return to work, Career Coaching can be completed independently or alongside our Confidence course. It can even be followed by additional courses such as Digital Skills for Career Success, or for those that are interested in a career change, our Become a Coach or Teaching Assistant courses could be a great progression route.

Our Coaching is designed to help you get back into work, providing relevant mentoring whilst supporting you every step along the way – both while you look for work and for up to a year as you find your feet in a new role.


Six weeks of 121s and webinars cover a number of career related units including CV support, career advice, well-being and personal branding. You will have access to our wide range of work resources and links to employers that are currently recruiting.

  • Webinar 1 All About You
  • Webinar 2 Personal Branding
  • Webinar 3 CVs and LinkedIn
  • Webinar 4 Job Search
  • Webinar 5 Applications
  • Webinar 6 Interviews

This course is a great foundation for your back to work journey and all Successful Mums can offer you. You can even take this course alongside our Confidence course should you wish.

Now is an ideal opportunity to learn new skills, commit to finding work and join a network of supportive mums. It really is your time to shine.


We’ve supported over 6,000 women back to work or to start a business. You can see their successes and you can be a successful mum too – even if you don’t feel like you are one right now. We give you the tools you need to regain your mojo.

Our Back to Work programme also offers:

  • Support for up to a year after your course
  • Great guest speakers
  • A dedicated back to work coach
  • A support network of like-minded mums
  • Specialist themed webinars on topics such as personal styling
  • An online video library containing media of wider social learning.

To access the free places for this course you must:

  • Have a child or children aged 6 months – 11 years old (including if you have parental responsibility for children in this age bracket)
  • Be unemployed
  • Not in receipt of any other income (apart from benefits)
  • Live in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton or Wandsworth.
  • Able to provide evidence of your eligibility.
  • Meet all of these criteria.

We welcome dads who match these criteria too.

This course is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit


  • 6 weeks (plus on-going coaching for up to 12 months).


  • 1 weekly webinar: usually Tuesday 10am to 11am. Exact dates and times will be confirmed with you upon application.
  • 121 at a time agreed with you and your coach
  • Plus completing weekly job applications at a time to suit you. Fit these around your family commitments, the school run and your busy mum life.

Overall you’ll be committing around 15 hours per week, for the six weeks of the coaching course. 15 hours is roughly 2 working days per week, or 3 hours on each school day. You can decide how to fit these hours in at home, around your family commitments.

After six weeks, you will receive on-going coaching for up to 12 months in the form of monthly reviews, at a time and duration to suit you and your needs.

NOTE: Should you choose to complete Career Coaching and the Confidence course together, you will have one weekly webinar as detailed above and commit to around 20 hours a week instead of 15 hours for six weeks to allow for self-learning. Thereafter, once a month, coaching reviews take place at a time and duration to suit you.


Webinars are delivered online using Zoom. This is not a classroom environment and bears no resemblance to the classroom of your past! With online respect and decorum, it’s a group of like-minded mums coming together to share knowledge, skills and take their time to shine.

And rest assured, our coaches and trainers are mums too. For the best and most interactive experience we recommend being able to attend the webinars at their specified time. There may be times when there are children in the background. We’re realistic about that. Some of our coaches and trainers have children at home too. In a worst case scenario, sessions can be recorded and sent to you afterwards, but the mute button works wonders so you can still be there! 121 coaching sessions are flexible at a time that suits you and your coach.


We’re currently enrolling for a September and October starts. These courses run monthly and you will be able to start on the next one with availability. Exact dates and times will be confirmed with you on application. There’s always an opportunity ready for you to start your back to work journey with us.


Please ensure you have either a laptop, tablet or a pc/mac with an internet connection that you can use for the duration of the course. This is so that you are able to access the webinars and complete your job search, applications and research. Part of the course will be to create a CV, so this is essential.

Take your first step on your back to work journey today. Complete your online application form and we’ll be in touch to enrol you on your course.

What next?

Come and join Successful Mums Career Academy. It takes one first step to complete your application for this course and start regaining your mojo.

“My confidence was at zero when a friend of mine told me about the Back to Work course. I signed up and soon realised I wasn’t the only mum who’d stayed at home for a long time and who was struggling to find a job. Jane Knight, our tutor, has so much experience as a careers coach and you get the feeling she can really “see” you. The course helped me get my current role. Now I feel like I’m a complete person, not just mummy, cleaner, cook… I feel like “me” again.”


“The knowledge and support are amazing – it’s changed my life because for the first time in a very, very long time, I believe in the value of ALL of my experiences and I have a real drive to get back to work.”