Babywearing Consultancy Conversion Course 2020

Booking Terms and Conditions

This course is only for existing Babywearing Educators who have trained with another Babywearing School and would like to gain the School of Babywearing accredited qualification. We will ask you to send a copy of your certificate and this course consists of online lessons only without Zoom classes. If you feel you would also like to book a live class with a tutor, there is an option to add this below.

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 and started as soon as you sign up for the course. 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.

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 to practise and carry out practice consultations.

You can access the online course as soon as you book and pay for a place on the course. You may pay in instalments and we will discuss this with you on an individual basis.

Coursework will be due 6 months after you start the course.

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

If you opt for a one-to-one tutor session, you will need access to a high-speed internet connection and a device that has a camera, a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. To complete videos as part of your coursework you will need access to a device that can upload videos.

Sling and Carrier requirements

To take part in live sessions (if required), 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.

Date/Time

31/12/2020
All Day

Location

Amesbury, The Bank

Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Full Price
Payable via BACS, cheque or invoice. This will show up as a free place then please pay via BACS to Babywearing UK 09-01-27 94864087, by cheque made payable to Babywearing UK sent to Blackerton House, Blackerton, East Anstey, Devon, EX16 9JT or contact us to request an invoice.
£0.00
Full Price (payable in instalments)
You'll pay a £60 deposit via Paypal then you can pay future instalments by BACS or Paypal. We'll contact you to arrange this, and if you can complete the instalments before the Early Bird date, you'll only pay the Early Bird price.
£60.00
Full Price (payable via Paypal) £225.00
Full price with one-to-one tutor session £255.00

Attended a Peer Support course (details below)
Babywearing safety - TICKS and other factors
Pouches - features & how to front carry
Ring slings - features & how to front carry
Meh dais - features & how to front carry
Buckle carriers - features & how to front carry
Stretchy wraps & hybrids - features & how to front carry
Woven wraps - features & how to front carry