NCT Perinatal Education and Practice at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Our course qualifies you to work professionally with parents during the first 1,000 days of pregnancy into parenthood. NCT, in partnership with the University of Worcester, brings you the teaching, learning and professional development opportunities in parenting education. NCT is the UK’s leading charity for parents, established in 1956 NCT supports parents from pregnancy to birth and beyond, providing parents with accurate, impartial information through courses and classes. NCT brings parents together to make vital and lasting friendships and campaigns on behalf of parents, believing that everyone can, and should, feel supported in becoming a parent. Our unique NCT Perinatal Education and Practice course has been designed to allow you to develop a role as an NCT Practitioner, enabling you to support, inspire and guide new parents through pregnancy and the early days of parenthood. On successful completion of the course, you will be issued an NCT Licence to Practise and will be able to provide services for parents such as our highly valued antenatal courses. Key features

  • Our flexible full-time course is a combination of experiential and interactive face-to-face seminars and tutorials, synchronous and asynchronous online learning and guided independent study
  • On the ground practice experience working with expectant parents; this forms the learning in the workplace element of the course through a placement shadowing a qualified NCT Practitioner
  • It is the only university-accredited qualification in parenting education
  • Access is by pre-existing qualifications, see our entry requirements
Learn more about the course at our Open Days Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester. Book your place at Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • For almost three decades, the University of Worcester has been educating professionals to work in the health and social care sectors, from Nurses and Midwives to Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Paramedics to Physician Associates. Each year, hundreds of professionals graduate from Worcester and go on to make a significant contribution to society. The University’s new medical school welcomed its first cohort of students in September 2023. The Three Counties Medical School will help to address the pressing need for more doctors in this left-behind part of the Country.
  • Worcester rose to become the number one English university (excluding specialist institutions) for sustained employment, further study, or both, three and five years after graduation in the 2022 Government-published Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey, having been in the top 10 in 2020 and 2021. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022).
  • The University of Worcester has been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings every year since its inception in 2019. The University has also been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Gender Equality in all years of the rankings and currently holds the number one spot (2023).

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NCT Perinatal Education and Practice at University of Worcester - UCAS