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Training for returners

T161: Return to science, engineering and technology
A ten week short course with The Open University.

This course is for anyone who has previously worked in the fields of science, engineering and technology and who wants to return to work (employed or self employed). It will help you:
look at what you really want from work
evaluate your skills and experience
blow the dust off your CV
make new contacts and revive existing ones
find out who is offering the kind of work you want to do
achieve that all-important work-life balance
The course is part time and on-line, allowing flexibility around your other commitments. It has been developed by the Open University with support from UKRC and funding from the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and ESF Equal. You can find out about the course and book a place here.

The next course commences in May, the closing date for registrations is the 10th April.

The UKRC is able to offer bursaries. Women living in England, Scotland and Wales should check here for information:
T161 Bursaries – eligibility and application process

If you live in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, WITS (Women in Technology & Science) is offering a limited number of bursaries for women studying the T161 course.

You can also read about women who have previously completed the course in our Return case study booklet,.

UKRC training

If you would like to register your interest for any future training and development activities, please contact us. We run a range of training, networking and peer support events for women returners around the UK.

Hilary Leevers recently became Assistant Director at the Campaign for Science and Engineering. “No way would I have got this job … without the things that were covered in the Open University course. It gave me the confidence to promote myself.”
You can read more about Hilary and other returns in our Return booklet.