NCT Courses and Covid-19

Covid-19 price promise: If some or all of your course takes place online due to Covid-19, we promise to give you a course price discount related to how much of the course is online. 

Courses until the end of June 2021 are online to bring you local, fully interactive and inclusive courses when Covid-19 infection rates are high and official guidance for pregnant women remains in place – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives. 

"Antenatal classes can be incredibly helpful in preparing for childbirth and parenthood – and for meeting and sharing experiences with other parents-to-be. Online classes, like those offered by NCT, are the safest and most practical option currently and still offer those opportunities, even if the experience is different to getting together in person."

- Royal College of Midwives 

We are taking decisions on whether courses from July 2021 onwards will be delivered online or in-person on a month-by month-basis.  We are updating course information on our website and contacting you if have booked a course place explaining why, so you know how your course will run 6-10 weeks before it begins. 

How we make decisions about the delivery of NCT courses

As the UK’s largest parenting charity and leader in the field of antenatal education, we make informed decisions with full consideration to the current and any (confirmed) future UK government restrictions and official guidance and the most reliable research findings and data regarding pregnancy and Covid-19.   

We also consult closely with our colleagues at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM).  

It’s our charitable mission to support all parents to have the most positive experiences of pregnancy, birth and the early days, so we will: 

  • act promptly and transparently, informing you how and why your course will be delivered as early as practically possible.  
  • always make decisions that offer the best experiences available whilst protecting you, our parents, your babies and our NCT course leaders. 

If you’ve already had a baby and you’re expecting another, our live online NCT Antenatal Refresher course is for you. We revisit all the important information and help you meet a group of parents with new babies due around the same time.

Expecting parent with a young child

Schedule

This course consists of 4 session(s) totalling 10 hour(s).

Course Reference #5N-C1991

For parents in and around

Beaconsfield, HP9
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Course outline

This NCT Antenatal Refresher course covers birth, feeding and the early postnatal days, but also looks at the prospect of bringing a new baby into the family, and the effect it can have on all members. It’s a good way of concentrating on this baby and this pregnancy - often overlooked when there are toddlers and other children to look after.

This course is delivered online over the video call platform Zoom, but will still be fun and friendly way of making a friendship group for your new addition.

The course is designed to be flexible, so it’ll suit you whether you have a small or large gap, whether it's your second or your fifth baby, and whether or not you’ve attended antenatal classes before.

There are many topics that can be covered during the class, our classes are designed so that you get to cover the things that interest or worry you.

Subjects covered will usually include:

  • Pregnancy: what happens in labour and how the baby is born
  • Body awareness, relaxation, breathing and massage
  • Positions for labour and birth
  • Vaginal birth after a caesarean
  • What is available for pain relief - natural and medical methods will be covered
  • What happened last time and how to make it different this time (if you want to)
  • What your partner can do to help
  • Introducing a new baby into the family and how you feel about this
  • Feeding choices
  • Sibling rivalry

Become an NCT member and start saving now. We have all sorts of amazing brands on board including maternity clothing and baby brand Jojo Maman Bebe, or you could treat yourself to a discount at the cinema. You’ll receive information about local events and join a community of new parents all experiencing pregnancy, birth and early parenthood together.

Pricing, payment options and discounts

Pricing

The cost of the course is based on its location and the number of hours it runs for. Make an enquiry and we'll get back to you with more information about this course and its pricing.

Payment types and options

You can pay for your course by debit or credit card via Worldpay. We currently accept payments from Maestro, Mastercard and Visa.

We offer interest-free instalments so you can pay for your course in up to four monthly card instalments depending on how soon your course begins and how far in advance you book your course.

Income related discounts

We offer course and workshop discounts if your total yearly gross household income is under £30,000 - see our discount policy for more information.

Covid-19 price promise

If some or all of your course moves online due to Covid-19, we promise to give you a discount related to how much of your course takes place online.

If your course is online when you book, the discount is already applied to the price you pay. If your course is in-person and moves online, we will let you know 6-10 weeks before it starts, how much your discount is and how to claim it.

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To find out more information or to request a booking on this course, please fill out this enquiry form.

Completing the form will not commit you to booking a place or making any payment. A provisional reservation will be made for you on the course.

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Schedule

This course consists of 4 session(s) totalling 10 hour(s).

Course Reference #5N-C1991

For parents in and around

Beaconsfield, HP9