As the UK’s largest charity for parents we need to ensure our training and development programmes deliver the best practitioners.

That's why we have formed a partnership with the University of Worcester to develop a specialist college focused on increasing the number of targeted courses for prospective students.

We've worked closely with the university to keep costs down to a minimum and whenever possible we will subsidise the costs of courses for those less able to pay. See FAQ's for more details.

Once you have nearly completed your foundation degree modules you will be eligible to begin facilitating sessions for parents .

Valued

Founded in 1947, The University of Worcester is one of the UK’s fastest growing higher education institutions, with applications to study there growing seven times faster than the national average. Its inspiring teaching, underpinned by real-world research, produces some of the most valued and employable graduates in the country. With an excellent national reputation for academic quality, the university has trained many of the country’s teachers, nurses and midwives.

Outstanding

The university’s most recent evaluations from OFSTED are outstanding and its evaluations from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are five ‘goods’ – the highest grade possible.

The NMC report contains a number of commendations, particularly highlighting the university’s “robust” candidate recruitment processes. The report also boasts the programme's “robust” fitness to practise processes and its emphasis on public protection.

As well as providing certificate and degree courses, the university educates around 200 nurses and midwives every year. Nursing at the university was ranked as seventh in the UK in the 2011 Sunday Times Good University Guide and in the National Student Survey 2011 nursing was ranked as the best in the West Midlands.

The University of Worcester appointed the UK’s only Professor of Perinatal Education in 2007 and encourages an active research programme in this area.