Foundation Degree - Birth and Beyond

Become a specialist in your role, supporting parents through pregnancy to parenthood.

Our Foundation degree modules enable you to  work as an NCT practitioner.

These courses are run in a large range of locations around the country. In the first year you need to attend both a core group and module group. In the second year(Level 5)a range of locations are also offered for most modules.

Reasons to study:

  • Qualify as a NCT Specialist Practitioner (choosing a role that is right for you).
  • Flexible learning structure (study for Foundation Degree or standalone modules to develop your skills further).
  • Benefit from our wide range of different professional specialisms.


 Highlights of being an NCT Specialist Practitioner

  • Work in a rewarding role with parents.
  • Become self-employed and run courses in your local area.
  • Benefit from infrastructure and resources of the UK's largest parenting charity.
  • Use NCT's centralised booking system for parents to book on your course.

Find out more about the modules covered.

Standalone module at Level 5:

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How much will it cost?

NCT offers many bursaries to reduce the cost of training, some of these are up to 70% of fees for those who go on to work with NCT.

£6,700  for each full time year study spread across 1 - 4  years depending on whether you study full or part-time, or you can do individual modules. Each 15 credit module will be £845.

For those that want to work with NCT, we are pleased to announce that NCT and the University of Worcester will be able to offer a non-repayable grant to students who are not eligible for a government student loan in 2016-17. It will be equal to £2,000 for 120 credits (full time) which means fees payable will be £4,700. For part time study, it will be equal to £250 for each  15  credits studied  which means fees  for each 15 credits will be £595.

The neonatal module is sponsored by Abbvie to provide subsidised places at £120.

Please note that there is a different fee structure for students living in Scotland.

For more information see FAQs.

If you have any questions please email or call our admissions line on 020 8752 2453.