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This unique Diploma, with 20 study days taken over one or two academic years, offers a flexible study programme preparing you to use complementary therapies in pregnancy and birth, both in private practice or in the NHS.

A shorter version, our Certificate in Midwifery Complementary Therapies is also available, with ten study days taken over one academic year. This can be delivered in your own maternity unit or university, in the UK and overseas.

Who teaches our Diploma and Certificate programmes?

Our senior tutors are all midwives with full qualifications in the therapies they teach and with experience of teaching at higher education level, who have practised their therapies in the NHS and privately for several years.
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Here’s what our past students say:

The Diploma in Midwifery Complementary Therapies has been fantastic, worth every penny! I’ve been able to enhance my career, adopt the use of complementary therapies safely within the NHS, establish a specialist post-dates pregnancy clinic and secure funding for research and training through an award grant. None of this would have been possible without Expectancy’s course. Tara Pauley, midwife, Hinchinbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire.

If you are considering setting up your own business offering complementary therapies, join our Licensed Consultancy scheme.

How does it work?

There are six compulsory days: 2 introductory days, 2 days on Aromatherapy and 2 days on professional and scientific aspects of complementary therapies. You then choose three 4-day modules from the following selection plus an additional 2 study days from the options module:

  • Introduction to Reflexology 4 days
  • Clinical hypnosis for childbearing 4 days
  • Advanced manual techniques (aromatherapy or massage and reflexology – 4 days)
  • Options module: post-dates pregnancy, moxibustion, nausea and vomiting, herbs and homeopathy, massage, advanced hypnosis, advanced aromatherapy (4 days + 2 extra days)

Academic year 2019-2020:  £2850 including VAT

Compulsory study days: 14th and 15th September; 19th and 20th October; 8th December 2019; 19th July 2020

Other dates depend on module choices 

Applications: We are now accepting applications for the next academic year commencing 14th September.                                      Please note that there is a telephone selection interview for this programme.

Further Information

All our study days are held at weekends in Shoreditch, north London

Contact for more details or to arrange a telephone consultation with our Educational Director, Denise Tiran, to see if the programme suits your needs.

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