Online Babywearing Consultancy August 2020

Booking Terms and Conditions

The Babywearing Consultancy course is aimed at people who give (or would like to give) one-to-one advice to parents about choosing slings and baby carriers. It will qualify you to work as a Babywearing Consultant and you will be awarded a Level 3 qualification accredited by TQUK. The course includes the Practical Skills of Babywearing module, alongside the Principles of Babywearing and Anatomy, Physiology and Development for Babywearing. By the end of your training, you should be able to:

  • Recognise the benefits of babywearing for babies/children and their parents

  • Show an awareness of the links between babywearing and attachment/’in arms’ parenting

  • Understand the needs of parents wishing to use a sling or baby carrier

  • Show an awareness and understanding of the negative ways in which people may respond to a baby or child being carried in a sling

  • Show an awareness of different ways of using a range of slings and baby carriers to meet individual needs

  • Assess the benefits and potential disadvantages of different types of slings and baby carriers for specific parents’ needs

  • Understand how slings should be worn safely and how the incorrect use of slings can affect the health and wellbeing of parent and baby/child

  • Understand the effects of pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period on the pelvic floor, the spine and the abdominal ‘core’ muscles

  • Understand the development of the baby’s hips and spine

  • Show an awareness of the ways in which babies communicate with their parents

As a qualified Babywearing Consultant, you could earn a part-time income by offering individual consultations and running workshops for parents and professionals.

This course is delivered through a series of online learning modules, which can be completed at your own pace. Tutor support is available throughout, with an online Tutor Chat facility that allows you to chat to a tutor, ask questions and share information. Each lesson has a comprehensive handout that you can download and print and a notes page that allows you to take your own notes as you learn. Most lessons have short tests that allow you to check your understanding before you move on.

There are also live online lessons that you must participate in. Please note the technical requirements needed to join online sessions. You will complete your course through the online tests, coursework questions, video uploads and practice consultations. You should complete these within six months of starting the course. You will also need access to a selection of slings and carriers.

You can access the online course as soon as you book and pay for a place on the course. It should ideally be started by the 1st of August but get in touch if you would like to book on after this date as that may still be possible.

The live classes are currently scheduled for the following dates and times (all times UK BST, GMT + 1):

Saturday 15th August: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Saturday 22nd August: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Saturday 29th August: 9.00am – 12.00pm

These times can be altered, subject to discussion with the group, so please get in touch if you would like to take part but cannot make those dates. Coursework will be due on the 1st of March 2021.

Course Tutors 

Carrie Roberts and Victoria Ward are the tutors for this course. Read more about Carrie and our other tutors on our tutor page. You will be able to contact them throughout your course using the Tutor Chat facility or call 07899 700900.

Before booking, please read our Booking Terms and Conditions and Refund Policy. Booking a place confirms that you have read and agreed to these policies.

If you’d like to attend this course on a different date or would like to commission a course for a group of people, please see our Course Calendar or complete our Course Enquiries form.

Technical requirements

To join the course, you will need access to a high-speed internet connection and a device that has a camera, a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.

Sling and Carrier requirements

To take part in live sessions, practise key skills and facilitate practice consultations, you will need access to the following slings and carriers (see the Babywearing UK resource page for details of what falls into each category):

  • a ring sling

  • a stretchy wrap

  • a woven wrap

  • a meh dai

  • a buckle carrier

You may also want access to:

  • a stretchy hybrid

  • a pouch

We would recommend you work with a local sling library, if you have one, to borrow slings and carriers or we offer a hire/buy scheme.


15/08/2020 - 29/08/2020
All Day


Online course


Bookings are closed for this event.