As a direct response to those who have lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, School of Hard Knocks have created a shortened, online and high impact version of our standard eight week course. With an urgent focus on re-employment, the SOHK Back in the Game short course will be delivered over five days, within one week, running from 9:30am to 12pm.

The course is open to anyone living in Wales who is unemployed and is completely free to attend.


Course Dates

We currently have no Back in the Game Courses running in Wales but you will still be able to register for upcoming courses once they are confirmed by filling out this simple form.

If you have a connection with Welsh rugby take a look at our WRU funded Back in the Game courses where there are still course dates available. 

What should I expect from the course?

Back in The Game is a unique, five-day course aimed at improving your mental and physical wellbeing. This course will get you moving and thinking and will provide you with the confidence you need to plan your next career steps. Whether you urgently need to secure a new job, are thinking of a career change or if you’re just unsure of what your next step is in life and want to build some confidence – we can help.

You will be part of a small group of other people who will all be in a similar position you. Each morning will start with a gentle fitness activity you can do from your living room, followed by an open conversation on mindset and how we manage different things such as change and anxiety. The day will then finish with group session on career-progression. Each course activity is focussed on helping everyone set achievable actions for outside of the course time in a a positive, supportive, non-judgemental environment where everyone wants the best for you. After the course finishes, you will be given unlimited one-to-one career support to help you with whatever you feel you need help with. This could be help with writing applications, improving self-esteem, honing soft skills or just finding opportunities.

How do I take part in the course and how do I sign up?

This Back in the Game course is suitable for anyone who is based in Wales has lost their job due to the covid pandemic. You can do this course entirely from home as long as you have access to Wi-Fi and some means of interacting with the live sessions on a  laptop, tablet or even a phone. 

To register your interest, all you need to do is fill out this simple form.