NCT Courses and Covid-19

Until the end of November 2020 our courses are online, not in person, due to the UK’s social distancing measures, particularly the inclusion of pregnant women in a ‘vulnerable group’ advised to avoid social contact.

We know how much you value our in-person courses so we’re keeping our options open for courses from December 2020 onwards. Currently you can still book these as in-person classes but we’ll only bring people back together in venues once it is safe to do so. We’ll never put you, your baby or your family at risk. Read our course FAQs and Covid-19 pregnancy and birth information.

Our Covid-19 Price Promise: If you book a course that is already being delivered online you’ll receive a 15% discount at the time of booking. If you book a course that is currently offered as in-person, we’ll give you back 15% of your course fee if we need to move it online to ensure your safety.

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

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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 are for parents who’ve had antenatal classes before, revisiting all the important information you learned. 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

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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.

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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

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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.