Training

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Breastfeeding Peer Supporter Training.

We offer training programmes suited to equipping and empowering volunteers to become Accredited Peer Supporters within a Community Group or Hospital Postnatal Ward setting. All of our courses are carefully aligned with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and are regularly updated.

We currently offer 4 training courses:

  • Peer Support in the Community (Level 2- 6 week course)
  • Peer Support in the Community (Level 2 -4 week course)
  • Peer Support in the Hospital (Level 2)
  • Delivering Peer Support Training (Level 3)

The training is accredited to Level 2 or 3 with the APT Ed Awards. The Peer Support in the Community course is typically delivered over a 6 or 8 week period in 2-3 hour weekly sessions with a further session for the final practical skills assessment, presentation and final support into volunteering session.

The Peer Support in Hospital course is delivered over 2 short days and Delivering Peer Support Training is usually 1 day.  For all of our courses trainees are required to submit a portfolio of evidence which is then marked by the trainer and internally verified.  Trainees then receive their accreditation certificate.

Real Baby Milk is a Training Centre with Ascentis and is committed to providing high quality training course materials and resources and, on our last inspection, we were commended for the quality of our trainers’ work (as evidenced by the trainee portfolios).

For further information, download Breastfeeding Peer Support Training Other Areas