Retraining 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 Career Returners. Note: This information about third part providers does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Career 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 – Not-For-Profit

Charity Interns: 6-month placements for mid-career professionals wanting to move into the charity sector

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).

BEng and MEng in Engineering: Project-based learning and working in partnership with industry at The Engineering and Design Institute (TEDI-London).

General Support

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.