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This FREE 10-week, online personal development programme has been designed specifically for spouses, civil or long term partners of serving personnel in the UK Armed Forces. It will allow spouses/partners the opportunity to consider the best way forward for both them and their families, improve their employment opportunities and/or consider their potential in developing their own business.

The course is funded and developed for spouses, civil or long term partners of serving personnel in recognition of the barriers they can face in job, career and business opportunities.

This programme has been co-created and funded by Warwickshire County Council with grant support from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. WCC have commissioned Your New Wings Life Coaching to design and deliver the programme.  This is now the third cohort. 

Is this opportunity right for you? 

  • Are you wanting a bit more out of life?
  • Do you want to improve your career or job prospects?
  • Are you juggling family, the service and career obligations?
  • Are you thinking of starting your own business?
  • Considering turning your idea/hobby into a business?
  • Wondering what job or business could move with you?

What is included? 

  • Group coaching with Tina Smith - 7 sessions of 1 ½ hour duration
  • Individual coaching - 2 sessions of 45-minute duration
  • Group support from fellow participants undertaking a similar journey
  • Guest speakers providing business development and education opportunities
  • A learning hub for easy access to your learning materials
  • Create your own personalised development plan with support and advice 


To be eligible to apply, you will need to:

  • Be the spouse, civil partner or long term partner of a serving UK armed forces serviceperson
  • Have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone equipped with a camera, speakers and microphone
  • Have access to the internet
  • Consent to the recording of sessions for the group members and project team to access (recordings will not otherwise be shared except with the express permission of those involved)

Your commitment

You will need to be able to commit to the following:

  • Dates/times of group sessions: Tuesdays, 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Completing the work between sessions
  • Full participation

Key Dates

  • Applications open – now
  • Applications close - midnight on Sunday 6 August 2023
  • All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by Wednesday 16 August 2023

Initial individual coaching sessions are from 7 - 22 September 2023

Group sessions run the following Tuesdays from 1pm - 2.30pm:

  • 26 September
  • 3, 10, 17 and 24 (no session on 31) October 
  • 7, 14, 21, and 28 November
  • 5 December

The final individual coaching sessions are from November 14 - 18 November 2023. 

More information on the programme

The application and selection process

You will need to complete the online application form by midnight, Sunday 6 August 2023:

Apply now

Once applications close, places will be awarded as follows;

  • Three of the 10 places are reserved for Warwickshire AF spouses/partners due to funding arrangements
  • These 3 places will be assigned randomly, from the Warwickshire applicants  
  • Remaining places will be assigned to applicants, on a random basis
  • A waiting list will be created in the event that awarded applicants are no longer in a position to take up a place.

Expression of interest for future courses

We hope to be able to offer future courses.  If you are unable to make the dates of the Autumn course, but would like to know of future opportunities please complete the Expression of Interest form

Expression of interest

Reports on previous cohorts

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