OCN Gentle Sleep Training
This OCN Level 3 & 4 Sleep Training course is suitable for maternity nurses, nannies and health professionals looking to gain additional knowledge in sleep training.
Led by an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Sleep Consultant and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, this practical sleep course consists of 1 day online training content + 1 day attendance and supports candidates to understand the different approaches to sleep training, how to create the right sleep environment and how to effectively complete sleep consultations with parents, exploring real life case studies.
The advanced level sleep course explores key factors that contribute to babies and children waking in the night including sleep regression, developmental mile stones, cognitive changes, nutritional factors and environmental factors. The course also addresses sleeping behaviours in older children including child psychology and how different types of attachment can manifest into sleep problems.
The post course assessment can be completed at level 3 and level 4, and is accredited through Open College Network London.
“This course was full of excellent methods for gentle sleep training and the teacher was friendly and informative. This course is perfect for anyone working with babies and young children who are seeking nurturing alternatives to cry-it-out sleep training methods.
Thank You Babyem, it was amazing!”
Kirsty Bennett, August 2015
Sleep Training Course Details
Course Dates & Details
Venue: London Marriott Hotel Kensington, 147c Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW5 0TH
Cost: £220pp incl VAT for Level 3, £295pp incl VAT for Level 4
We want to support you in achieving your goals! To make the training more accessible, we have financing plans available. There are small financing fees if you choose to go this route. Completing your payment plan is required.
Time: 9am – 5.30pm
2019 Dates: 22nd Jun ( FULLY BOOKED ) , 6th July, 21st Sept, 16th Nov, 7th Dec
Payment Options Available:
Book Your Level 3 OCN London Sleep Training course
Book Your Level 4 OCN London Sleep Training course
Please note: This course consists of 1-day online training content and 1-day attendance at our venue in London. The attendance part of the sleep course builds on the e-learning and focuses on putting theory into practice. Therefore it is important that the e-learning content is completed BEFORE attending the course.
Sleep Training for Professionals Course Content - 1 day online + 1 day attendance (London)
This course consists of 1 day online training content and 1 day attendance at our venue in London. The attendance part of the sleep training builds on the e-learning and focuses on putting theory into practice. Therefore its important that the e-learning content is completed BEFORE attending the course. During the course we cover the following topics:
Module 1 – Reasons why babies and children wake in the night
- Exploration of key factors that contribute to babies and children waking in the night including sleep regression, developmental mile stones, cognitive changes and nutritional factors and unmet needs in the day
Module 2 – Sleeping behaviours in older children (including child psychology)
- Understanding of cognitive and developmental milestones that may affect sleep in older children.
Module 3 – Understand how different types of attachment can manifest into sleep problems
- Understanding attachment focused strategies for dealing with older children’s sleep problems
Module 4 – Different influencing approaches to sleep training
- Understanding of the developmental, biological and nutritional influencing approaches to sleep coaching at different ages and stages i.e. babies, toddlers and young children.
Module 5 – Creating the right sleep environment
- Creating the ideal sleep environment for children
- Creating a safe sleep environment
Module 6 – Working as a Sleep Trainer with families
- How to implement of a programme to effectively support sleeping habits in babies
- How to implement gentle and sustainable sleep routines – including the use of sleep training tools and techniques
- Knowing how and when to involve a child and how to do this
Sleep Training Assessment
The one day advanced level Sleep Training course is delivered at level 4 standard (degree standard). As an advanced level course we recommend that candidates already have baby experience and have a basic knowledge of promoting good sleep habits in babies and children before attending. Candidates are required to reflect on their current practice and critically analyse theory and practice throughout the course.
Post course assessment option
Option 1: Level 3 OCN London Sleep Training Course (A-Level standard)
Option 2: Level 4 OCN London Sleep Training Course (Foundation degree standard).
Choosing the correct level
We recommend that candidates completing the level 4 assessment have already completed a course to at least a level 3 standard (A level) to ensure they are able to complete course work. If you have any queries, please contact us before booking on: 0208 986 9008 or email: [email protected] and we are happy to discuss the assessment in more detail. Learners are emailed a study pack along with assessments.
How long do I have to complete the assessment?
Learners are given 5 weeks to complete the course from the start of the course and learners are expected to send the completed assessments back to us by email. Candidates require internet access to download resources and view video clips. Candidates also require the use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.
Can I ‘top up’ from the level 3 to the level 4 assessment?
As this is a level 4 course, if you have booked to complete the level 3 assessment and would like to complete the level 4 assessment, you are welcome to ‘top up’ after the course. Please note we do not down grade students from completing the level 4 assessment to the level 3 assessment. Therefore should you have any queries regarding the assessment please contact us before the course.
To complete the assessment candidates must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. These requirements include:
- Internet access and a working email address that we can contact you on Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in order to complete the assessment
- Up-to-date internet browser such as: internet google/safari/ chrome/firefox etc…
- Ability to hear audio/video via your computer as our resource files include video clips
- Use of a computer to complete the course work. Smart phones and tablets are not suitable for completing the assessment as the display and functionality can be affected.
Working as a Sleep Consultant
Sleep Consultants work with parents who require advice and support in order to gain a good night’s sleep. When working as a Sleep Consultant you will be required to effectively assess the baby, environment and put together a plan in partnership with the parents in order to help their baby sleep. Sleep Consultants require an excellent understanding of sleep theory, factors that affect sleep and effective tools and strategies that can be adapted based on individual cases. Fees vary widely, depending on your experience, level of service offered and if you are staying overnight with the family.
Consultations range from £120 -£250 and £200-£300 when overnight.
Directions to Venue
London Marriott Hotel Kensington, 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Tel: +44(0) 20 7973 1000
From Heathrow Airport:
Take M4 East and continue onto A4 to Hammersmith/Central London. A4 becomes Cromwell Road, pass Earls Court Road junction on your right. Turn first right into Knaresborough Place opposite Cromwell Hospital, then first left into Collingham Place and then left again. At the traffic lights turn left which will bring you to the hotel entrance on Cromwell Road, opposite Sainsbury’s store.
From Gatwick Airport:
Take M23 and connect to M4 East towards Central London and join onto A4 towards Central London. A4 becomes Cromwell Road, pass Earls Court Road junction on your right. Turn first right into Knaresborough Place opposite Cromwell Hospital, then first left into Collingham Place and then left again. At the traffic lights turn left which will bring you to the hotel entrance on Cromwell Road, opposite Sainsbury’s store. Alternatively take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station, then take the Tube – District or Circle Line to Earls Court or Gloucester Road Station.
Traveling by Tube
Nearest stations: Earl’s Court Station & Gloucester Road Station
Tube lines: District line, Circle line, and Piccadilly line
£35 per day- Book by calling London Marriott Hotel Kensington
£7-£8 If you book with 20% discount code :BABYEM20
The Hotel is NOT within the London congestion charging zone
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between level 3 and level 4?
We pitch the course at level 4 (degree level) however, you can choose to complete the assessment at level 3 (A Level standard) or complete the level 4 (standard).
If you are unsure which level is right for you, we always suggest completing the level 3 assessment as you can always top up to the level 4 after the course simply by changing assessment.
How do I know whether to choose level 3 or level 4?
We recommend that candidates completing the level 4 Sleep Training assessment have already completed a course to at least a level 3 standard. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on: 0208 986 9008 or email: [email protected] and we are happy to discuss the assessment in more detail.
Can I change from a level 3 to level 4?
During the course, we spend time discussing the assessment, and you are welcome to change the level you would like to complete up to 24 hours after the course and only pay the difference.
If I choose to complete the level 3 now, can I update to level 4 at a later date?
You are welcome to pay an additional fee of £75 to top up from a level 3 to level 4 at any time.
Our Sleep Training Course Tutor
Lyndsey Hookway BSc;RNC;HV;IBCLC
Lactation Consultant & Sleep Specialist
Lyndsey is an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Having trained under Chireal Shallow of the Naturally Nurturing Sleep Clinic, Lyndsey now runs a successful sleep consultancy service ‘Little Sleepers’. Lyndsey has spoken at several national conferences on sleep, breastfeeding and supporting families and has written a number of published articles for medical journals and parent magazines.
I found the whole course useful in providing techniques for a variety of children and babies
Excellent trainer and a real (evidence based) insight into sleep training. I found the whole course useful in providing techniques for a variety of children and babies. It was really useful to have lots of useful case studies and implement what we had learnt.
V Townsend 2017
I loved this course!
I found it particularly useful to be able to look at a range of sleep issues with children of different ages
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