Our mission is to make the UK birth better by providing the most comprehensive, evidence-based qualifications for a new generation of antenatal educators.
Antenatal Training UK believes that simply getting qualified to deliver great childbirth classes or assist with births is not enough to make you successful. That’s why we give the childbirth classes that all-important “Unique Selling Point ” to make you stand head and shoulders over other offerings for parents. Through the provision of a unique class structure AND expert marketing modules AND a supportive community for ongoing career development, Antenatal Training UK will help you become a successful antenatal teacher.
Gone are the days where you can just teach about hoping off the bed, turning off the lights and massage. Parents are rightly demanding more. They want to connect to each other, they want to really understand their roles, emotions and be fully prepared as a partnership when entering birth. The impact of not meeting these needs under an increasingly demanding social structure, medicalized birth field, staff shortages, and underfunded units is trauma and mental health issues.
Every year that goes by mental health issues in new parents rises, whilst for the past 15 years, suicide remains a leading cause of maternal death! This has to stop. Training of childbirth teachers and the content of classes has to step up.
And so after 8 years of collaborative research and development, Antenatal Training UK launched two types of Diplomas, designed to enable childbirth educators to deliver a new approach to classes, that not only support parents in their choices but to also include elements that are traditionally missing from standard classes.
You may have already looked around at other courses. If you haven’t please do! We really want you to be certain this is exactly right for you.
As you look around you may notice that most offer a workshops only or with some online learning thrown in? Personally, we feel this is a very limited approach. Learning takes time, learning needs to be absorbed, learning needs to be repeated and learning needs to be delivered to suit the learner. For example, extroverts may love displaying their talents in a room of strangers, whereas introverts may hate this. Learning must recognise and support student’s individuality!
With Antenatal Training UK, evidence-based doesn’t stop at the information around birth. We have also integrated research into how adults learn and the best methods for online learning in order to build a comprehensive course.
Because we have training contracts with government organizations such as the NHS, DWP and Sure Start as well as offering courses out to the general public we have to ensure the course meets a wide variety of learning needs. Therefore the structure of the course allows for those wanting to refresh their skills, those wanting to build their skills and those starting from ground zero. It allows for those wanting to be independent with their learning, or those who want the support.
It allows you to re-cap and reflect as you learn, but importantly because it interactive and caters for a wide variety of learning styles, it helps to retain your knowledge, apply your knowledge and practice your knowledge.
Before turning to the world of birth, Lizzie has worked some very big names over her career in marketing – McDonalds, Sabb etc. In fact she has been self employed since she was just 17 years old. She admits that learning about marketing has taken years and years, and as we are so passionate about making you a success, that Lizzie is including her business and marketing course, within all the Diplomas.
Here’s just some of what you’ll learn:
But it doesn’t stop there, marketing, like birth constantly changes, that’s why we offer our Community HUB. A monthly resource for qualified students which is everything marketing, birth, and support related. it offers FREE CPD so you never need to worry about keeping your birth and marketing knowledge up to date.
To make an impact on mental health issues in new parents, our sister company BirthWorld connects parents to be with their local Antenatal Training UK Childbirth Educator to deliver a totally different concept in childbirth education. This not for profit company offers free places to identified vulnerable families, worth £167. If you complete the Extended or Advanced Diploma you are eligible to join BirthWorld as an educator if you wish, and we can apply for funding to financially support you in any community projects you wish to deliver.
For each student that enrols, we donate to the Woodland Trust to plant 10 trees. Trees bring life, birthing people bring life, and to be honest we love the root systems that mimic the placenta!
We also donate to Ruth Olayinka’s social enterprise whereby she records scripts for hypnobirthing practitioners to use – FREE. That’s a huge database of resources for various circumstances that vulnerable parents may need to use. Students of the Extended or Advanced Diploma, have access to these scripts for your parents. YET ANOTHER USP for you !!!
We also have the Stanley Harcourt Access Fund – Subject to space, women and men can apply for a scholarship to meet the FULL cost of their training. Applications are accepted from women who are of an Ethnic Minority, Person of Colour, Wheelchair user, Hearing or sight impediment. Contact us for more details.
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