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Global

  • Birthlight Global

North / South America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil (Brasil)
  • Peru (Perú)

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • China (中华人民共和国)
  • Japan (日本)
  • New-Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan (台灣)
  • Thailand (ประเทศไทย)

Europe

  • France
  • Cyprus
  • Germany (Deutschland)
  • Greece (Ελλάδα)
  • Italy (Italiano)
  • Netherlands (Nederland)
  • Portugal (Português)
  • Russia (Российская Федерация)
  • Spain (España)
  • Switzerland (Schweiz)
  • United Kingdom

Terms and conditions of booking

Your course fees include:

  • Training and assessment by a qualified Birthlight tutor
  • A Birthlight Manual & Guide to Birthlight and other paperwork as appropriate
  • Birthlight membership (See below)

Your course fees do not include (but you may need to pay for):

  • A demonstration doll (only Baby yoga and Baby swimming students will need this)
  • Accommodation and food for yourself
  • Accommodation for your children/family/helper if they come on the residential courses
  • Birthlight Insurance

Payment of fees and securing your place

A deposit is necessary to secure a place on the course and should be paid at time of booking. The full fee must be paid at least 20 days before the beginning of the course. Applications will be taken on a “first come first served” basis and students who have paid their deposit will have priority over those who haven't. We reserve the right to refuse a place to students who have not paid their deposit or full fees by the required date.

Cancellation Policy

Birthlight needs written notice of cancellation (either by email, fax or hard copy) if you unable to attend the course for any reason. To cover our administration costs, cancellation will be subject to the following charges* which will be deducted before any refund of fees:

  • Cancellations up to 25 working days before the course will be subject to a £25.00 cancellation fee
  • Cancellations less than 25 working days before the course will be subject to a £125.00 cancellation fee
  • Failure to attend the course without prior written notice will be subject to a £250.00 cancellation fee

* Birthlight will refund all fees paid in full (or, at your request, carry fees forward to a subsequent course) in the unlikely event of the course being cancelled. We will always consider special circumstances, which may be beyond your control, before implementing these charges.

In very rare occasions, we will agree to reschedule your course to a later date. This is at the discretion of Birthlight and in any circumstance subject to a £25 charge. We will only do this once per student, it should be seen as a favour and not a right. It therefore may never be used as a replacement for a cancellation.

Birthlight Membership

On successful completion of the course, it is mandatory for all Birthlight students to become members of Birthlight. As a member of Birthlight you will be able to take advantage of the Birthlight Discussion Forum, the Member's pages and the discount on specialised short courses and products. Part of the Membership fee helps to fund the Birthlight Trust. The Trust's objectives are to promote health and the physical and mental well-being during childhood and parenthood of women, babies and fathers through education and research.

Validity of membership

Memberships are valid for one year. They are renewable in the month that the student attended their first Birthlight course.

Fees:

The fees are as follows:

  • A discounted fee for the 1st year of membership of £35
  • Afterwards, the membership fees is £55/year

Birthlight reserves the right to alter these fees in the future.

Your Membership Card will be handed out to you during the course. Please note that access to the Birthlight Discussion Forum and Membership pages is only available to members who pay their annual fee. Birthlight reserves the right to cancel your access to services in case of non-payment.

During the course, you will be asked to fill in your Membership Declaration. In the event that you do not succeed in your course, that you wish to terminate your Birthlight education, we will refund the Membership fee only once. Members who have successfully completed their coursework and received their certificate are entitled to a 'Teacher Profile' listing on our website. Please read the Guide to Birthlight for further information.

On completion of a course

You may teach classes to complete your coursework and case studies and to practice, etc. but you and your class participants should be aware that full qualification only comes on successful completion of your coursework. You may not operate commercially at this stage, but you may make sufficient charges for your classes to cover your operating costs. You will be eligible for the Trainee Insurance Certificate only.

On completion of your coursework

Once your coursework is successfully marked, you will be sent a Birthlight Certificate. You may practice commercially as a Birthlight instructor and will be encouraged to advertise your services on the Birthlight website.

You will be required to attend at least one Birthlight Continuous Professional Development day every two years. Failure to do this will result in the forfeit of your Birthlight qualification and rights to practice as a Birthlight instructor.


Aqua Yoga, Yoga for Maternity Health Professionals and Baby Yoga courses: 

Once becoming a Birthlight certified teacher level 1

You may wish to develop your skills further by attending a level 2 course to become a birthlight certified teacher level 2. You can also attend our advanced modules, entitling you to become Birthlight practitioner. You will then be able to update your website listing accordingly.

Once becoming a Birthlight certified teacher level 2

You will be able to attend our advanced modules, entitling you to become Birthlight practitioner after attending two advanced modules. Practitioners who wish to apply for becoming teacher trainers need a teaching experience of at least two consecutive years.


Perinatal Yoga, Baby Swimming and Well Woman Yoga courses:

On completion of the Diploma Part 1

You may teach classes to complete your course work and case studies and to practice, etc. but you and your class participants should be aware that full qualification only comes on successful completion of Part 2 of the Diploma Course. You may not operate commercially at this stage, but you may make sufficient charges for your classes to cover your operating costs. You will be eligible for the Trainee Insurance Certificate only.

Once fully qualified (Diploma Part 2)

You may practice commercially as a Birthlight trained teacher and will be encouraged to advertise your services on the Birthlight website. You will also be eligible to apply to become a Birthlight teacher trainer. You will be required to attend at least one Birthlight Continuous Professional Development day every two years. Failure to do this will result in the forfeit of your Birthlight qualification and rights to practice as a Birthlight teacher.


Dec 2013