This Confidence Course includes:

  • Techniques to develop your return-to-work confidence
  • Interpersonal skills for successful online and offline interviews
  • Online diary management and virtual meetings
  • Presentation software
  • Planning your return to work and tips to manage life as a working mum
  • Support for up to a year with a network of like-minded mums.

We can help you take your first steps back to work. Make the transition from being a mum, to being an employed mum with us and gain the skills employers are looking for in this post-pandemic world. What’s more, you’ll receive support for up to a year, with our ever growing network of like-minded mums.

You’ll gain recognised qualifications and boost your confidence while honing your digital techniques and skills. From online diary management, virtual meetings and presentation software, to tackling your confidence and turning your mums skills to professional ones, we’ve got you covered.

We’ll also help you plan your return to work and share tips to manage life as a working mum.

Over six weeks you’ll have one webinar each week, a simple online learning platform and your very own Successful Mums back to work trainer.

Setting you up for your time to shine, this Confidence course can even be taken alongside our Career Coaching, where you’d receive 121 mentoring.

Making the transition from mum to working mum life can be a daunting experience; this course provides everything you need to become a successful working mum.

CONTENT

Our Confidence course is designed to build your confidence and develop your digital skills, whilst supporting you as a mum every step along the way.

This Confidence course is for you to:

  • Plan your return to work and learn tips to manage life as a working mum
  • Increase your confidence returning back to work
  • Have an introduction to using social media for job prospecting
  • Learn basic digital skills that support post pandemic working (virtual meetings, online calendars and presentation software).

Over six weeks you’ll have one webinar each week, a simple online learning platform and your very own Successful Mums back to work trainer.

The webinars cover a number of career related topics:

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

From online diary management, virtual meetings and presentation software, to tackling your confidence and taking your mums skills to the workplace, your online learning programme will consist of four units:

  • All About You
  • Online Identities and Successful CVs
  • Finding a Job You Love
  • Confident Interviews Online and Offline

As part of this course you will have access to our wide range of work resources and links to employers that are recruiting. As well as your very own dedicated Successful Mums back to work trainer.

With over 1 million jobs currently on the market, now is an ideal time to learn new skills, make your CV stand out, commit to finding work and join a network of supportive mums.

QUALIFICATIONS

You will receive two accredited professional skills qualifications on completion of the course.

PROGRESSION

This course is a great starting point for your back to work journey. It will help you plan your return to work and learn tips to manage life as a working mum. Complete it independently, or alongside our Career Coaching receiving 121 mentoring for even more added value.

On completion of this Confidence course, our mums typically progress within our Back to Work programme. Firstly, Digital Skills for Career Success to further your digital skills, knowledge and learn how to work from home. And from there, how about IT Skills for the New Normal, where you can become confident with Microsoft packages?

You would also be able to consider our courses for a career change, such as our Become a Coach or Teaching Assistant qualifications.

WHY SUCCESSFUL MUMS?

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 participate with a free place on this course you must be:

  • Either unemployed and living in a London borough.
  • Or employed or self-employed, earning less than £21k full time equivalent (FTE) per year, and living in a London borough.
  • Meet one of the two options above and be able to provide evidence of your eligibility.

We also welcome dads, carers and people without children.

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 https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

DURATION

  • 6 weeks (plus on-going support for up to 12 months after course completion).

COMMITMENT

  • 1 weekly webinar: Tuesday 10am to 11am (Exact times will be confirmed to you upon application).
  • Plus self-learning/homework and completing 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-week duration of the module itself. 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.

NOTE: Should you choose to complete this Confidence course and Career Coaching together, you will have one weekly webinar as detailed above and spend around 20 hours a week (4 hours on each school day) for the six weeks of the webinars. On-going support for up to 12 months after the course, is delivered once a month at a time and duration to suit you.

DELIVERY

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 and skills – to take their time to shine.

And rest assured, our 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!

All learning and assessment will take place through our online learning platform, EQUAL, meaning you can choose a time that is convenient to complete your course assessment activities. Full guidance will be given, so don’t let the online nature of the course stop you at the first hurdle.

UPCOMING DATES

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

MATERIALS

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, complete your assessments, research and practice the digital skills you are learning as part of this course.

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.”

Sholpan

“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.”

Lulu