Explore a variety of cloud based storage functions, social media activities, blogs, vlogs and podcasts, digital services and digital technologies within society.

Develop your knowledge of intermediate IT skills including how to confidently use Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

This course will not only support returning to work, it will also help you understand and use the technologies which are quickly becoming embedded in our ‘New Normal’ world.

Ideal for mums who want to:

  • Develop intermediate IT skills
  • Increase your digital tool knowledge
  • Become confident in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Learn how the world is becoming more digital in its processes.
  • Progress from our Digital Skills for Career Success course.

Making the transition from mum to working mum life can be a daunting experience; especially in the post-pandemic world with new technologies.

This course provides everything you need to be a successful working mum in the “new normal”.

CONTENT

Designed to build your intermediate IT skills as a busy mum, you will cover:

  • Digital Skills Career Progression
  • Presentation Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Using Digital Technologies
  • Word Processing 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.

Gain access to our network of employers and the support group of like-minded mums for up to a year. You’ll also receive recognised qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate in Digital and IT

SUITABILITY

To benefit from the course a basic understanding of IT skills is needed.

You may have just completed our Digital Skills for Career Success course, which means you will already have the required level of IT skills needed, or we will provide you with an initial assessment gauge your suitability for this course.

We’re sorry that if you have already completed our Digital Promotion for Business Mums course, this IT for the New Normal isn’t suitable for you. Please do get in touch at if this is you and you feel there are skills you are missing.

PROGRESSION

On completion of IT for the New Normal, you may want 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.

COMMITMENT

  • 1 weekly webinar: Wednesdays, 10:30am for 1 hour (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.

UPCOMING DATES

We’re currently enrolling for an October start. You’ll 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.

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.

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