NCT Courses and Covid-19

We are updating course information on our website and contacting course bookers as early as we can before courses begin, explaining whether courses will run in-person or online.

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: 

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

With over 60 years' experience supporting new mums and dads, you can rely on NCT's range of fun, informative and social antenatal classes and postnatal courses to support you through pregnancy, birth and your new life as a parent.

Our ever-popular antenatal classes and postnatal courses grow your knowledge and your network, allowing you to feel prepared and confident moving into the next chapter of your life. Discover and learn with other local parents-to-be, and make vital connections and life-long friends in your local community.

We lead the field in parenting education. Every NCT antenatal class leader is trained, licensed and professionally developed to deliver you a gold-standard antenatal or postnatal course packed with the very latest trusted information, practical skills and in-depth local knowledge.

NCT believes, everyone involved in attending, teaching and managing NCT courses deserves to feel safe, respected and  be treated with kindness. Any sort of abusive behaviour, racism or any other form of discrimination, will not be tolerated. Follow this link to read more about NCT's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We are here to help, if you have experienced any form of discrimination during your NCT journey please get in touch with our Complaints Team, who are committed to a fair and positive experience. You can email them by clicking here.

We are the UK’s largest parenting charity, delivering the widest range of antenatal courses and postnatal workshops to 90,000 mums and dads across all four nations each year.  

Search for the antenatal course, postnatal workshop or service that’s right for you today.

Postnatal classes and services

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Antenatal classes and services

At NCT, we have the largest range of antenatal classes and services available to you. For more information, take a look at what we offer or talk to us today.

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