Midwifery Courses / Events

Revalidation is the process that all nurses and midwives in the UK need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.

Revalidation will help you demonstrate that you practise safely and effectively. It will encourage you to reflect on the role of the Code in your practice and demonstrate that you are ‘living’ the standards set out within it. You will need to revalidate every three years to renew your registration.

In order to meet revalidation requirements, you will need to undertake at least 35 hours of CPD (Continuous Professional Development) including 20 hours of participatory learning during the three years prior to your renewal of revalidation. Everything you need to know about the eight elements of revalidation can be found on the NMC website. You may also find the RCM’s electronic portfolio helpful.

Below are a number of study days related to midwifery which you may wish to attend to contribute towards your CPD.

University of Leeds

  • What is health research?

Explore the world of health research and the role volunteers play in transforming treatments and improving health care.

To register for their free online course visit

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/what-is-health-research

Baby Lifeline

Please visit their website for information on their courses. These include CTG masterclasses, childbirth emergencies in the community and enhanced maternal care.

Beyond Bea Study Days

Beyond Bea offers free training days to any student midwives, midwives, or associated maternity and wider healthcare professionals. These study days seek to educate, empower, and motivate delegates to feel confident in providing the best care possible to parents and families during this most devastating of experiences. Delivering a combination of technical knowledge, practical workshops, and insights from parental perspectives, Beyond Bea study days offer the finest quality training available in this hugely challenging aspect of care.

For information on their online courses, please visit their website.

If you’re interested in arranging a Beyond Bea study day at your university, hospital or elsewhere, please get in contact via our website beyondbea.co.uk or email info@beyondbea.co.uk

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Please visit the RCOG website for information about their current courses.

Antenatal Results & Choices

The training affords practitioners the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences around issues such as communicating risk, delivering difficult news and supporting parents’ decision making. All ARC training days are £89 per person, per day. There is a 15% discount available for booking all three days at once – pay just £230 to attend all three of ARC’s highly regarded Royal College of Midwives accredited training days. Study days taking place in London on the following dates:

  • Day 1 – Communication skills and delivering difficult news -The Implications of antenatal screening and diagnosis; Saturday 13th March 2021 (London) Saturday 18th September 2021 (London) Saturday 4th December 2021 (London)
  • Day 2 – Supporting Parents’ Decisions (in the context of a prenatal diagnosis): Saturday 20th February 2021 (London) Saturday 8th May 2021 (London) Saturday 16th October 2021 (London)
  • Day 3 – When a Prenatal Diagnosis is Made: Providing Best Care: Saturday 5th June 2021 (London) Saturday 6th November 2021 (London)

ARC also provide in-house training and workshops so please visit their website for more information. Contact sara@arc-uk.org for any enquiries.

Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)

Sands webinars are hosted live and are ideal for any professional or student working in maternity services, neonatal care or in the community with bereaved families.  The webinars cover the key principles of excellent bereavement care and are designed to support professionals during COVID19 when face to face training is restricted. For future dates, please visit the Training section on the Sands website.

Royal College Of Midwives

The Perinatal Institute

The Perinatal Institute runs regular workshops for users and trainers as part of the
Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) Programme. In line with national advice, they have cancelled face to face training at the Perinatal Institute for the foreseeable future. For remote training, please contact gap@perinatal.org.uk

The Royal Society of Medicine

You can find details of upcoming events on the RSM website.

East of England Midwives

Information about courses available can be found on their Facebook page

Your Birthright

Study days offered focusing on the Psychology of Pregnancy and Birth, so that birth professionals can enhance care of women before, during and after birth:

  • Study days offered focusing on the Psychology of Pregnancy and Birth (see website for more details of dates and locations)
  • Team days for promoting normality and building resilience, £395 for a full day

Workshops can also be hosted specifically designed with midwives in mind, to enhance skills and satisfaction. In-service training offered tailored to your service’s needs. This can be followed up with regular consultancy to maintain quality and staff motivation. For more information on the study days and other services offered, visit their website.

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative offer courses designed for health professionals working in the UK healthcare system. See website for further details and events available.

Healthcare Conference UK

The Saving Babies Lives; Reducing Stillbirth conference is taking place online on the 5th May 2021 where our very own CEO, Heidi Eldridge, will be speaking on “A Lived Experience Perspective”.

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