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 May 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 June 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. 

Specially designed for parents who’ve already had a baby, our live online NCT Antenatal Refresher course will get you ready to welcome your new baby from the comfort of your own home.

Pregnant woman with toddler

Has it been a while since you had your last baby? Maybe you’ve moved to a new area, and would like to get to know other parents? Or do you want to build on what you learned from your last pregnancy?

Our Refresher courses revisit all the important information you learned from your previous baby. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to have had previous experience of an antenatal course to attend. Importantly, our interactive online sessions will also help you meet a group of parents with new babies due around the same time.

What to expect

Course leader talking with parents

Flexible formats

Our online Refresher Courses run over six hours, via the video call platform Zoom, fitting in around work and family life. Our warm, supportive course leaders bring years of personal and professional experience to every session. You and your partner will get lots of time to get involved and ask questions.

Pregnant woman

Connect, reflect

When you’re already a busy parent, it can be hard to find time to connect with your unborn baby. NCT online Refresher Courses are a chance to focus on this baby and this pregnancy. There’s also a chance to think about and build on past experiences.

small group of parents

Close-knit network

Our online courses are a great way to meet other local parents whose babies will be around the same age as yours. We keep classes small and welcoming, with plenty of time to chat and get to know each other.

What you'll learn

Coruse leader and parents

Need-to-know info

We’ll refresh your memory of your last antenatal course, re-visiting pregnancy, labour and birth. You’ll reflect and build on your past labour experiences, and prepare for the birth you want. We’ll also be offering additional support through closed chat groups, to keep your group up to date with all the latest information and answer any additional questions you may have.

Mother with toddler and newborn

Adjusting to changes

With every new baby, your family life changes forever. Learn about the impact of introducing your baby to your older children, sibling rivalry and how your relationship with your partner can change.

Mother breastfeeding

Feeding, revisited

Address any feeding challenges you might have had before, get evidence-based advice and non-judgmental support. Courses include dedicated time to discuss this, with support and information however you decide to feed your baby.

Pricing

Our courses vary in price depending on location. To see a list of all prices and locations, search for your nearest course or drop us an email.

We want every parent to have access to our courses, so we offer flexible payment plans and generous discounts for parents relying on certain benefits, or whose total household income is less than £28,190 per year. Drop us a confidential email to learn more. 

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NCT Membership

NCT Membership

Become an NCT member and join a community of new parents, all experiencing pregnancy, birth and early parenthood together.