Our Antenatal Education Diploma is one of the most comprehensive qualifications around, written by top experts in their field, this course has also had to meet rigorous criteria to become accepted and accreditted to the various governing bodies. 

By the end of the course you will have gained the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully run your own business and teach in any setting, including running your own classes, working for the local NHS or private medical establishment. You do not need any prior experince, skills or qualifications.

Want to expand your training to also include Hypnobirthing, Mental Health, LGBT and advanced marketing? Try the ADVANCED Antenatal and Hypnobithing Eduaction Diploma

Module 1: Reflection

Reflective practice ensures your awareness of the impact that past experiences, your own beliefs, and values have on behavior, current and future thoughts, and decision making.
This module is designed to help you:

  • Understand why reflection is important
  • Demonstrate ways in which to reduce the impact of your influence.

Module 2: Research

Research is a fundamental part of antenatal education practice and underpins the information we pass onto women and their partners. However, not all research is equal and many policies are not evidence-based.

  • Understand and assess research
  • How research is implemented (or not) in practice
  • How to utilise this information within your classes to better support your parents.

Module 3: Labour And Birth

This module will guide you through natural birth, interventions and common issues that parents might face. This module is designed to help you: 

  • Build your knowledge on labour and birth for both natural and medicated births.
  • Deliver a balanced supportive class
  • Produce a range of materials for your classes
  • Assist your parents in making decisions regarding their birth and parenting journey.

Module 4: Fatherhood

This module will enable you to guide partners through the process of birth, developing their confidence and understanding; identifying the impact birth has on them and supporting them to understand their partners' needs through the whole journey. Did you know that fathers hormones change and can impact on birth? 

This module is designed to help you: ​

  • Develop your understanding in the various roles that partners fulfill and how this can affect them.
  • Understand the difference and importance between active and passive support that the partner can give through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.

This module is specifically designed for parents who were designated male at birth and who identify as males. LGBTQ+ is discussed in a different module. 

Module 5: Newborn Health and Wellbeing

You will learn all about the newborn needs, from the first hour of life to the 6th week. Newborn illnesses are included in this module, as research shows, that the lives of babies could be saved if this was covered in childbirth classes.
This module is designed to help you:

  • Understand how a baby develops
  • Newborn illnesses
  • General care
  • Feeding decisions

Module 6: The Fourth Trimester

Focusing on the parents this module covers the transitional journey from birth to around 3 months old. Sometimes tricky to navigate and usually full of anxiety.

This Module is designed to help you:

  • Understand and discuss the transition to parenthood and their new identities with your parents.
  • Managing emotions, visitors and expressing needs
  • Conflict resolution and compassion within the partnership
  • The importance of Self care

Module 7: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is something that the majority of mothers wish to do, but many “fail” at.

This module is designed to help you: ​

  • How to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Understand and address common paternal issues and concerns
  • How to effectively run a Breastfeeding session within class or as stand alone sessions

(Please note this will not allow you to take the IBLCE exam)

Module 8: Teaching Skills

This module will help you develop your communication skills, confidence and knowledge to help you guide groups of expectant parents through pregnancy and into parenthood.
This module is designed to help you: ​

  • Explore different ways of learning
  • Apply principles of managing group dynamics
  • Design, evaluate and conduct courses

Module 9: Marketing

This module will help you launch your dream job!
This module is designed to help you: ​

  • Explore your local community to identify where your business fits into current services
  • Understand basic marketing skills such as social media, websites and SEO, copywriting, blogging, business plans and why you need to know what car your target audience drives!
  • Identify potential funding sources

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