More about Training and Costs

How much does Active Birth Teacher Training cost?

This is a very comprehensive training with a highly experienced team of teachers. We have kept the cost as low as possible and made it as easy as possible for you to pay the training fees. For this reason we are not able to offer discounts or concessionary places. Many applicants have been successful in obtaining funding for this highly regarded course.

We have also calculated carefully that you should be able to recoup your investment after you get going. You will then have a long term reliable income, doing rewarding work you are passionate about, which changes the world for the better and is profoundly meaningful in the lives of your clients.

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Prices are based on a rate of £175 per day. There are 7 full training days.  The total price also includes certification, accreditation and website registration fees.

This total training fee does not include the teaching aids and optional extras – See below

Payment options:

The full amount  of £1475 can be paid online (see how to book).

If you prefer to pay in instalments by standing order, please contact our administrator Alice Charlwood by email at and she will assist you to work out a plan. All payments must be complete by the 4th April 2017, one month before the course begins.

Please email for more details if you wish to pay in instalments.


Essential teaching aids you will need on the course

You must have with you a full-size model of a female pelvis and a fetal doll with a detachable umbilical cord and placenta during this training. These will be the teaching aids you will be using all the time in your own classes or workshops in future, and you will be learning to use them during the course.

These are the ones we strongly recommend :
Articulated Female Pelvis (Ref ZJY-590-G) from Educational & Scientific Products:
Newborn size doll from HealthEdco :
Detachable umbilical cord and placenta from Birth International :

The current cost of all three items combined is £260 plus P&P. However costs are likely to increase in 2017. This is an essential  investment in your teaching career, so we urge you to purchase these items as soon as you can.

Once your application has been accepted you can acquire these items yourself direct from each of the suppliers in advance of the course. You can have them delivered to the Active Birth Centre c/o The manager of Bickerton House see ‘About’

Optional Extras

  • Resit Assessment Fee: £95
  • Private Assessment Fee: £150
  • Skype Resit Assessment Fee: £75
  • Observation of a live weekend course taught by Janet and Jill: £75
  • Pre order essential teaching materials to be delivered to the Active Birth Centre:  Pelvis, Doll and Placenta. As we would like you to use the models we recommend as best and some of these items come from abroad, all pre – orders must be received by the end of January. If you would like to take advantage of this please contact for more details.

To book, follow this link.

Prices do not include:

  • Annual group insurance membership fee is currently £72.40 in the first year, £62.40 subsequent years – payable on certification and annually thereafter unless you already have an equivalent insurance in place.
  • Cost of workshop materials (Pelvis, doll and placenta, see above).
  • Listing on the teachers list on the website is free but to be maintained you need to ongoingly fulfil all the terms and conditions of the Certification Agreement and cover the cost of the purchase of handbooks for your clients.
  • While ongoing listing is free, there is a £75 charge for changing or updating your details.

Please note: All fees are payable online on booking unless an instalment plan has been agreed, in which case full payment must be completed one month prior to the date of the course. All prices may be reviewed and subject to change as needed.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Once booked, your place is reserved for you and is non-refundable except in exceptional extenuating circumstances such as a bereavement, serious illness or admission to hospital. In such an event the course tutors may recommend  a deferment of your training to the 2018 course, or a refund less a 20% administration fee. The final date for submitting requests for a deferment or a refund is 31st July 2017.

Why Active Birth matters

Our programme is designed for those with a passion for transforming birthing.

 It is a life changing training, addressing mind and body, the physiology and psychology of birthing which will get you making a difference.

We offer you the tools to truly awaken the power of instinct, work sensitively and powerfully with people – and along the way transform yourself and move forward in your personal and professional development.

Our courses are held in a comfortable London venue close to convenient transport links with highly experienced and inspirational teachers.

We are proud to be accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Federation of Antenatal Teachers (FEDANT).



Course starts with ‘Seven Secrets’ – Preliminary Day on May 3rd and ends on May 10th

Teaching Active Birth – Part 1: Wednesday May 3rd, Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May (5 days)

Day of Rest and Self Practice: Monday May 8th

Teaching Active Birth – Part 2: Tuesday May 9th and Wednesday 10th May (2 days)

This training runs once in the first half of every year. Timing: from 9.30am – 5.30pm with registration starting from 9.00am.

Venue: Active Birth Centre, London

Important: Training falls within the conditions of our Active Birth Professional Training Agreement. You will be required to sign this prior to receiving your certificate. There is also an agreement to sign about using the logo before you certify and you will need to give us proof of insurance before we can add your name to the certified teachers list on this website. We do have an insurance scheme you can join if required.

We are proud that this training programme has been accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).


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