About Our Blended Training Course

2 days virtual training

Our virtual course came as a response to Covid-19 and has been run very successfully since. You can now complete 2 days of virtual training followed by 2 days face to face. This blended method, gives you more flexibility over the two-week training programme, and offers the benefits of peer group interaction and support from your trainer.

You will be sent a training pack in the post at least a week prior to starting and a list of items that will help you prepare for your course, some being essential and some being non-essential.

For example :
Flip Chart and pens – essential
Birthing Ball – non essential

You will receive a meeting invite and secure password to access the training course.

Virtual training takes place over 2 days in the first week. Giving everyone time to adapt to the methods we teach and to feel more comfortable using the breakout rooms and virtual training room.

We work with up to 8 people session and you will work with a peer buddy throughout these virtual days. On days 1 and 2 you will be guided through your syllabus, whilst learning teaching techniques to encourage group engagement, you will be encouraged to work in small groups to practice these skills.

2 days Face-To-Face at our *training centre

Our Face-to-Face days of the training programme, start the following week for day 3 & 4 at our training venue, where you get to meet your peers – don’t forgot your syllabus!!

During these two days, there will be time to look through the evidence used within the programme,  your Virtual Teacher Hub resources and you’ll work through the remaining programme.

Again, you will have regular breakout sessions in small groups to practice the techniques and get a feel for discussing the information. Your trainer will be around to answer and questions that you may have.

We will provide dolls, pelvis, placenta and any other materials, however you are welcome to bring your own or pre-order a set for use on the training course.

At the end of day 3, each registrant will be given a section of the programme to practice and share with the group on day 4. You will be informed to which sections you will be discussing before you leave, giving you time to prepare. The most important part of day 4 is having time to practice what you have learned, listening to each other and having fun taking the course!

Important Information


You are more than welcome to choose total virtual training if you would prefer, as we can link you to the training centre for days 3 & 4.

*If you are a Hospital or Government Funded organisation we can attend your site to complete the 2 days face to face training in week 2 or you have the option to hold days 3 & 4 virtually.


To impart knowledge with confidence to empower pregnant women and people and their birth partners at this very special time.
To provide relevant, up to date evidence based antenatal information that is imparted with a positive attitude to birth.

The programme that you will work through has been written in a format that has been researched and thought to enhance the learning process. This syllabus is written in the same structure and will take the same form as your classes. We will look at the attitudes to labour and birth which play an integral part to way the course is delivered.

The Real Birth Company has a real community feel and approach, it is an all inclusive company with its Teachers at the heart of that community.

You will find that you are well supported by your classes and there will always be help on hand within the Hub for any questions or advice that you may need, including how to advertise your classes. We have regular national advertising campaigns that will help direct people to your sessions.

Each year you will be invited to an update day where you can reconnect with your peers and discuss any challenges you may have experienced. This day will help maintain your registration that is payable yearly to continue to be a registered teacher. The yearly registration is £70 per year.

Our blended training course is £750, you can pay in full or choose to pay a deposit of £200 to secure your place and we will invoice you for the balance. OR enjoy more flexibility with Paypal, Pay in 3 where you can make three interest-free payments. Pay in 3 | Buy Now, Pay Later | PayPal UK

Our courses run several times a year and pre-booking is essential.

If you are required to complete a Birthing Basics Course, this is an additional £100. This is an online course to be completed before you start your Real Birth Programme Training.

You can book ONLINE or if you have any special requests please contact us directly. The course fee includes all your reading materials for the course, plus it also includes your first years Real Birth Teacher Hub access, which is full of resources to help you get started and to help with taking classes.

If you are a group of 5 or more people and wish to organise local training, please contact us for further details. You can find out more about commissioning our services on our Commissioners page.

If you are a NHS Trust, Private Hospital, Sure Start, Flying Start or Home Start group of more than 5 people and wish to organise group training, please contact us for details. You can also read more about commissioning our services on our Commissioners page.

Our training is available virtually for days 1 and 2 and then at our training centre for days 3 and 4 in Hereford town centre.

Come and join us at our antenatal education centre, The Real Birth Studio! This is home of The Real Birth Company and our main Training Centre. There are plenty of reasonably priced B&B’s in the area and close to us is the Green Dragon Hotel and Premier Inn.

Hereford is accessible by public transport, and Hereford train station is a 5 minute walk away.

If you arrange a private group booking we are able to train at a location that is more convenient to your group.

If Virtual Training is your only option, we are able to facilitate this also, please contact us for more information. To discuss either of these options in more detail please contact Annemarie by emailing annemarie@therealbirthcompanyltd.com or by calling 01432 345534