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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 our third year, with over 50 spouses already having benefited from the programme. 

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 Monday 26 February 2024
  • All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by Tuesday 5 March 2024

Cohort 5 Course dates: April to June 2024

Initial individual coaching sessions will be arranged to suit you.

Group sessions run Tuesdays from 1pm - 2.30pm:

  • April 16, 23, 30
  • May 7, 14, 21, 28
  • June 4, 11, 18

Cohort 6 Course dates: September to December 2024

Initial individual coaching sessions will be arranged to suit you.

Group sessions run Tuesdays from 1pm - 2.30pm:

  • September 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22
  • November 5, 12, 19, 26
  • December 3

More information on the programme

The application and selection process

You will need to complete the online application form by midnight, Monday 26 February 2024.

Apply now

Once applications close, places will be awarded as follows;

  • Three of the 10 places in each cohort 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 2024 courses, but would like to know of future opportunities please complete the Expression of Interest form

Express interest

Reports on previous cohorts

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