Take your first step towards a flexible, rewarding career by learning to support new families through pregnancy and the early days of parenthood at NCT.

Our Foundation Degree Birth and Beyond is the only university-accredited qualification in parenting education. 

This unique programme has been designed to allow you to develop a role as an NCT Practitioner enabling you to support, inspire and guide new parents in a range of areas including antenatal teaching, breastfeeding counselling and postnatal practice. 

We work in partnership with The University of Worcester to offer the best training and professional development opportunities in parenting education.

Key features of our Foundation Degree Birth and Beyond:

  • Family-friendly and flexible with full-time or part-time options.
  • Regional face-to-face contact with tutors and other students.
  • Access to our course is by pre-existing qualifications or through our Access to Training course.
  • Continue your studies by moving onto our Top-Up BA (Hons) Birth and Beyond.

Still unsure? Meet some of our practitioners who talk about their highlights of training with NCT:

"It's so interesting and passion driven, the hard times have really been worth it."

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Courses & workshops

NCT Signature antenatal

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