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 9th of May but get in touch if you would like to book on after this date.
The live classes are currently scheduled for the following dates and times (all times UK BST, GMT + 1):
Saturday 16th May: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Saturday 23rd May: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Saturday 30th May: 10.00am – 1.00pm
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 30th of November 2020.
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.
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.
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
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
16/05/2020 - 30/05/2020
Bookings are closed for this event.