Our training courses are all developed and delivered online by our team of experienced Peer Supporters who have over 20 years of experience of supporting women and their families with breastfeeding and infant feeding. We currently offer a range of courses at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. More information on our courses and accreditation can be found below or click here for further information and bookings via eventbrite.
You can also browse the calendar below for current availability and click the ‘Register now’ tab to view full course details and book. Our Courses are currently open to individuals and organisations within the UK. If you’d like any further information please feel free to contact us.
About our Training Courses –
All our training courses have been developed and are led by our team of experienced Peer Supporters who have over 20 years of experience supporting women and their families with breastfeeding and infant feeding.
Award in Breastfeeding Awareness-
This is an entry level course designed for anyone with an interest in increasing their knowledge of breastfeeding, for example those studying or looking to study healthcare or midwifery, doulas, or nursery nurses. It is aimed at those with little or no breastfeeding knowledge and you do not need to have breastfed to complete this course.
This is a newly designed course, created to meet the demand from those completing the Level 1 course, providing further learning to anyone who wishes to progress and further their knowledge.
Breastfeeding Peer Support Training-
This training is designed for mothers who have breastfed for a minimum of 4 weeks and who have an interest in breastfeeding. This course is most suitable for mothers wanting an introduction to breastfeeding with a view to becoming a breastfeeding peer supporter. It is suitable for mothers who wish to develop their knowledge of breastfeeding and gain new skills, knowledge and confidence.
The training is designed for experienced Breastfeeding Supporters who have breastfed for a minimum of 4 weeks who have already completed the Level 2 or an equivalent qualification. The training is suitable for Breastfeeding Supporters who would like to learn more, to progress within their role, increase their confidence in all areas of the peer support role by building on existing knowledge, skills and experience.
The courses have been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Breastfeeding Together has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2/Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The courses themselves have been designed by Breastfeeding Together to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales