4 top courses to get you back into the workplace

Whether it is time for a complete career change or you are trying to get back into the workplace after some time out, searching for a new job can often seem very daunting. You can try taking a mixology course instead which is fun and you can learn so much in just a week. Maybe you have some hours to kill with the kids being now back to school, or you just needed to take some time out to reconsider your options; making the decision to return to work is actually the hardest part of the process.

Taking a course, with leading online course provider AVADO, might be a way to help kick-start a new career, with many offering flexibility and the necessary skills required in the modern workplace.

If you are looking to find your dream career, or you just want to get back into the working environment and don’t know where to start, here’s a list of four potential courses to amplify yourself, ready to get back to work.

  1. Squared Online – The digital marketing leadership course developed with Google, it is designed to help you develop the necessary skills to become an agent of change in today’s digital-first world and boost your career. You’ll learn through hands-on experience on real-life projects collaborating with your fellow ‘Squares’, and learn directly from industry experts who work at the forefront of digital strategy and leadership development.

Who’s it for? Marketing Managers and Execs looking for a confidence boost or anyone looking for an exciting career change

Roles Achievable: Digital Manager earning £42,500

Source: Total Jobs Salary Checker, September 2018

Completion Time: 5 months.

Personal Commitment: 4-6 hours a week, 1 hour online live class a week.

2. AAT qualifications – Accounting and bookkeeping are increasingly popular careers for parents and carers due to their flexibility, the potential to work from home or even establish your own practice and become your own boss – whether you’re coming in as a beginners or with experience in the accounting industry. You’ll be taught by expert tutors, who’ll offer support and guidance every step of the way.

Who’s it for? Those looking to fast track their existing career or a beginner looking for a flexible new job

Roles Achievable:  Accounts Officer earning £24,500, Middle Manager earning £32,000

Source: AAT Salary Survey 2017

Completion Time: 6–12 months

Personal Commitment: 390 Guided learning hours

3. CIPD HR qualifications – Get ahead in the world of HR. Even those with some experience working in HR can gain confidence and update knowledge with a CIPD qualification, especially after a break from the workforce. The course promises learning experiences that deliver lasting impact, with exclusive access to the latest thinking from the experts at the CIPD, delivered entirely online through their award-winning Virtual Learning Campus.

Who’s it for? Those looking to boost their earning potential and improve their career prospects in the world of HR Roles Achievable:  HR Business Partner, earning £42,500

Source: Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, September 2018

Completion Time: 9 Months

Personal Commitment: 5 hours per week of individual learning

4. CMI Management Qualification – Become a stand-out manager, and future leader.

Upon returning to work, managing teams, projects and finances can seem daunting, so getting a management qualification under your belt can help you get more confident in your role, or prepare you for that next promotion. The CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership provides you with the skills and knowledge to get the best from any team, all taught from a digital perspective.

Who’s it for? New managers looking for more training and support, managers returning to the work after a hiatus or any manager looking to give their skills a digital refresh

Roles Achievable: Manager £37,500, Senior Manager £47,500

Source: Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, September 2018

Completion Time: 12 Months

Personal Commitment: 5 – 10 hours self-study a week.

‘At AVADO, we understand that often life gets in the way of your career. That’s why we wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to re-enter the world of work after a hiatus, whether that’s after starting a family, or simply, taking a break. Courses are also an excellent way to kick start a career in a new industry. Our virtual online campus means learning is flexible, helping it to easily fit around busy schedules and other commitments’ 

Amy Crawford, Managing Director, AVADO

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