Online Returners Programme


One of the biggest challenges faced by working parents today is achieving a healthy balance between the demands of work and a fulfilling personal life.

Whether you are returning after your first child or are have been balancing work and family life for some time, this new programme will deliver renewed confidence as well as practical tools and targeted interventions to help you focus on specific areas of your work and home life, enabling you to safeguard your professional, personal and mental well being.

Once signed up the delegates receive a workbook and log in details, they have 3 months to complete the programme.

Target audience



This is a seven module, online course which should take approximately eight hours to complete (including self-study tasks and coaching).

After enrolling onto the course, you will receive online access, a course workbook and an online tutor and coach.

Your coach will support you through the materials and at the end of the course, you will have a one-to-one telephone coaching session to review learning and ensure you have the skills and confidence to take ownership of your successful return to work.

Upcoming Courses

An online learning programme is available from the 1st of every month. If you’d like to book a place, please email

“I returned to the business after 17 months out, to a promoted role and on a part-time basis, so I had many adjustments to make. I attended the Skills 4 Returners’ Programme one month after returning to work, it has been fundamental to my adaption to new working arrangements. I have successfully used a number of the tools that the very knowledgeable and inspirational trainer Jayne taught, particularly with regards to prioritisation of tasks and effective time management. The sessions also instilled confidence, self-belief and established a network of new working parents in the business.”

Katy Barnes – Course attendee

Skills 4 is a leading provider of gender diversity programmes specialising in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector. Established in 2006 they have worked with 60+ companies and 8,000+ men and women delivering a range of business-focussed training and one-to-one interventions.

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