How to Book

Book for this training in 2 easy steps:

Complete and submit the application form and remember to attach a recent photo of yourself for identification purposes. You can also email the photo to We will respond and let you know if your application has been accepted. Any recent photo will do with or without other people.

How to Pay

Once you have been accepted for this training, you need to confirm your booking by paying either the full amount of £1625 or a non-refundable deposit of £350 and the remaining instalments by arrangement. All payments must be complete one month before the course begins.

CONTACT: For all payment queries or for our bank details contact Alice Charlwood at

If you have a UK bank account and wish to pay the full amount please do so by bank transfer: contact Alice Charlwood at

Applicants who wish to pay in instalments:

  1. Pay a non-refundable deposit of £350 online click here
  2. Having done this please contact Alice to arrange payment of the balance by instalments.

Overseas students:

If you  do not hold a UK bank account you have 2 options:

  1. Pay the full amount of £1625 online click here.
  2. Pay a non-refundable deposit of £350 online click here.  Then contact to arrange payment of the balance.

Refund and cancellation 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 please inform us as soon as you can. The course tutors may recommend a deferment of your training to the 2019 course, or a refund minus £350.  The final date for submitting requests for a deferment or a refund is 31st July 2018.



Course starts with ‘Seven Secrets’ – Preliminary Day on 25th April 

Teaching Active Birth – Part 1:  26th April  – 29th

Day of Rest and Self Practice: 30th April

Teaching Active Birth – Part 2:  1st & 2nd May

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.

(Please note: Amendments to these conditions can be made in countries where they are not applicable; for those teaching within an institution or NHS trust where the classes are funded. Apply to Janet Balaskas through

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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Active Birth Centre
25 Bickerton Road, (Left Gate)
N19 5JT
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Tel: 020 7281 6760

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