We are delighted to announce that we have a tutorial group in Edinburgh and Belfast to ensure that NCT has enough practitioners to provide support for parents in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Would you like to study to be an NCT practitioner running Antenatal courses, providing Postnatal services or Breastfeeding counselling? We are offering students in Scotland and Northern Ireland a pathway which allows you to study full or part-time on the foundation degree programme.

Foundation degree programme

Following completion of the Level 4 modules you can choose the following Level 5 modules from our foundation degree programme:

  1. 60 credits at level 5 (equivalent to Scottish level 8-9) where you attain an NCT License-to-Practise and qualify as either an antenatal teacher, postnatal practitioner or a breastfeeding counsellor.
  2. 120 credits at level 5 (equivalent to Scottish level 8-9) where you attain an NCT License-to-Practise in two of the main specialisms, and in addition you will receive a foundation degree (equivalent to a higher national diploma).

Where will the course be held?

We have a core tutorial group based in Edinburgh and Belfast.

The part-time option will equate to around 15 hours study a week consisting of tutorials/study days/assessment days and self-directed study.In addition you are also required to participate in work based learning. It would then take 4 years to achieve a foundation degree.

The full-time option will equate to around 30 hours study a week consisting of tutorials/study days/assessment days and self-directed study.In addition you are also required to participate in work based learning. It would then take 2 years to achieve a foundation degree.

How much will it cost?

NCT is committed to supporting the training of practitioners in Scotland, and is pleased to be able to offer all Scottish residents an NCT-UW grant in addition to a bursary. The costs are as follows:

  • £2200 (reduced from £6,890) for each full-time academic year
  • £1100 (reduced from £3,612) for each part-time academic year

 

Still got some questions? Need some more help with your application?

Please complete the course enquiry form or call us on 020 8752 2453.

Ready to apply?

Full-time
Simply apply via UCAS using Institution Code W80 and Course Code L521.

Part-time
Go to the University of Worcester foundation degree online application form and click on the 'Applying' tab.