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This training course is broken down into 1 section

  1. 1 Returning to Work
Returning to Work Training
Man getting ready for work

In this course, we’re looking at what you can do and what your organisation can do to help smooth this transition back to work. We will cover things like adapting to change, SMART goals, being prepared, the return to work interview, mindfulness and exercise and policies and procedures for managers to consider. 

About this course

There are many reasons an employee may have had an extended period of time off work.

Everyone’s circumstances and experiences differ, but whatever the reason an employee has been away from the workplace, the thought of returning for some may feel overwhelming or daunting. They may be excited about seeing their work colleagues again and picking up from where they left off, but on the other hand, some may be concerned, or be worried that they're not quite ready to go back.

Going back to work can be particularly challenging for people who already suffer from anxiety or other mental ill-health problems. It may even be overthinking about going back that’s the problem, not the actual return to work itself. Yet, when we embrace change, we often surprise ourselves and cope much better than we expected!

With that in mind, this course looks at a few practical things that employers and returning staff can do to make make the transition as smooth as possible. 

Chris Miller, a presenter of Returning to Work Training

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Chris Miller

The importance of Returning to Work Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Returning to Work Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Returning to Work Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Returning to Work Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Returning to Work Training Certificate

14 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5
The session was quite informative.

The training is commendable in particular for New Managers. It reinforces the content of our Policy and Procedure. The Returning to Work in different scenarios is of significance. It is beneficial in that it provides additional information.


clear and reassuring for employee who has been absent. Offers direction and guidance for managers helping employee RTW

A really good course.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Waste of time.

No value whatsoever unless you happen to have been off work for an extended period!!

was quick and easy to understand

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Good for long term sickness cases

Really good overview for managers. Particularly good for staff returning from long term sickness or challenging illness or injury. Only thing perhaps not reflected sufficiently is that there needs to be a discussion and agreement regarding reasonable adjustments - some staff think that anything they ask for should be given and although we will always do our best as we want to welcome staff back to work sometimes we cannot accommodate everything.

Thought Provoking

Very thorough and provides excellent perspective from whichever role (employee or manager) you undertake.


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Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

This Returning to Work Training course has been designed to help ease employees back to work after a long period away from the workplace.

The main piece of legislation this course touches upon is the Employment Rights Act 1996. The act deals with the rights that employees are entitled to when they work, including unfair dismissal, reasonable notice before dismissal, time off rights for parenting, redundancy, and more.

This course mainly focuses on sections 79 to 85 of the Employment Rights Act, which covers the right to return to work.

Business benefits

From an employers point of view, this course is extremely beneficial to their organisation as it provides the user with a strong understanding of how to smoothly transition back to work after a prolonged period of time off.

The course also covers legislation surrounding the employees rights to return to work, which can help your have an understanding of how to work towards compliance with the Employment Rights Act 1996.

Not only can this training help your employees with a smooth transition back to a full working schedule, it can also be used as a tool to boost their confidence, as they may already be nervous about coming back to work.

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