The course is split over 2 workshops which are both 3.5 hours long with a 10 min toilet break.

This will be delivered online via skype or other online video platform.  You can complete this training whether you have breastfed or not, however your opportunities for volunteering or paid work might be restricted depending on the criteria of the organisation.

 

The training is based on the Solihull Approach model and is designed for parent volunteers and workers such as family support workers who have an interest or who are working with families offering breastfeeding support during antenatal or postnatal period.

 

Workshop 1 will consist of:

  • Introduction to peer supporter training and breastfeeding

  • Communication – helpful ways of providing support

  • Emotional significance of breastfeeding and how the breast works.

  • Post workshop competency assessment.

 

Workshop 2 will consist of:

  • Breastfeeding and common breastfeeding difficulties

  • Emotional responses to and support for breastfeeding difficulties

  • Infant feeding with other methods

  • Boundaries confidentiality and moving forward.

  • Post workshop competency assessment.

****Additional certification: Introduction to telephone support training – this is a written task which can be completed anytime for you to obtain an additional certificate in order to offer telephone support.  Ongoing support is always available via the social media chat forum. 

Upon completion you will receive a certificate in the post that states “You have successfully completed the Peer Breastfeeding Supporter Training” - this can only be issued once competencies have been achieved. 

You can list this course on your UCAS form as well as use you competency tasks in your portfolio for interview should you wish to create one.

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Places will only be confirmed once booking form and payment are received.

Various dates available throughout the year - checking booking form.

Each course allocated 6 places only.  Weekend day and Evening courses available - Please view dates on the booking form. 

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