Breastfeeding Peer Support Training Level 2

The Breastfeeding Peer Support Training is designed for mothers who are breastfeeding or who have breastfed in the past and who now wish to develop their knowledge of breastfeeding and gain new skills, knowledge and confidence in supporting a mother to effectively breastfeed.

The training has been developed and is led by our team of experienced peer supporters who have over 20 years of experience of supporting families with breastfeeding.

The aim of the course is to enable course participants to be able to support mothers both antenatally and postnatally by providing independent evidence-based research and up to date breastfeeding information and support.

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the participants will:

  • Understand the role of a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
  • Be able to describe a range of communication methods including the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Be able to identify the health benefits of breastfeeding
  • Be able to describe the key points needed for a mother to position and attach her baby
  • Have sufficient knowledge to assist a breastfeeding mother with positioning and attaching her baby.
  • Understand the importance of educating women and their families so they can make an informed choice on how to feed their baby
  • Be able to identify the common breastfeeding problems
  • Be able to describe different ways to feed a baby breast milk
  • Understand the importance and need for hand expression
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of hand expression, having the ability to show these to mothers

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC 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 certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 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 course itself has been designed by Breastfeeding Together to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC 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 is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual 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.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

If you are interested in training to be a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter please email or ring 01942 777903 for more information.

Congratulations to our newly qualified Breastfeeding Peer Supporters