This OCN Level 3 & 4 Sleep Training course is suitable for maternity nurses, nannies and health professionals looking to gain additional knowledge in supporting families with sleep in a gentle and holistic way.
Led by Holistic Sleep Coach & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lyndsey Hookway, this practical sleep course consists of 1 day online training content + 1 day attendance and supports candidates to understand the different approaches to supporting families with sleep, how to create the right sleep environment and how to effectively complete sleep consultations with parents, exploring real life case studies.
The advanced level gentle 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.
Our goal is to provide gentle evidence-based information for families that is respectful of babies and parents and promotes attachment, as well as, infant and child mental health.
The post course assessment can be completed at level 3 and level 4, and is accredited through Open College Network London.
Please note: Although our title states ‘Sleep Training’ we do not advocate training babies or leaving them to ‘cry it out’ alone. We always seek to normalize sleep, provide information based on evidence, and ultimately promote infant and child mental health.
“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.
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Kirsty Bennett, August 2015
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Sleep Training Course Details
Course Dates & Details
Cost: £240pp incl VAT for Level 3, £315pp 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
2021 Dates: 20th March, 21st March, 19th June, 20th June, September TBC, December TBC
Venue: Holiday Inn – Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 4DN
Step 1 – Select the preferred appointment ( please see dates on this web page first )
Step 2 – Complete your booking
Step 3 – You will be sent an invoice and a welcome email with details for your online training hub and attendance date.
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 – Supporting families with sleep
- 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 gentle sleep coaching methods
- Knowing how and when to involve a child and how to do this
Sleep Training Assessment
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@example.com 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 7 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.
- 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
Consultations range from £120 -£250 and £200-£300 when overnight.
Directions to Venue
London Marriott Kensington, 147C Cromwell Rd, Earl’s Court, London SW5 0TH
Phone: +44 020 7973 1000
From Heathrow Airport:
Head towards the M4 (signs for Central London/The West/M25/Gatwick Airport). At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the M4 ramp to Central London/Hammersmith/Hayes/Heathrow Airport. Merge onto M4 and in 7.6 miles continue onto Great West Rd/A4. At Hogarth Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Great West Rd Chiswick/A4. Continue to follow A4 for 2.8 miles. At the traffic lights (opposite Cromwell Hospital) turn right onto Knaresborough Place, take first left onto Collingham Place. Turn left onto Cromwell Rd/A4 and the hotel will be on your left, opposite Sainsbury’s store.
Subway Station: Earls Court is 0.1 miles from hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Lyndsey is an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach and Birth Trauma Recovery Practitioner, with almost 20 years of experience working with infants, children and families in hospitals, clinics, and the community. Lyndsey is the author of Holistic Sleep Coaching and has published a number of articles in academic journals, as well as parenting magazines regarding breastfeeding, caring for premature babies and sleep issues in children.
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, Health Visitor
I loved this course!
I loved this course! It was really useful to go over the different scenarios we might come across, and look at a whole variety of techniques to help children. Going over the consultation process and practicing this during the course with real life case studies, as well as having opportunities to do this through webinars after the course was a real bonus and has helped me a lot to gain confidence in my role.
E Mills, Maternity Nurse
I found it particularly useful to be able to look at a range of sleep issues with children of different ages
This course was really helpful and informative. Great to have a deeper understanding of sleep and tools to support common issues gently. I found it particularly useful to be able to look at a range of sleep issues with children of different ages and think about the different methods could be used and when.
J Clarke, Maternity Nurse
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