The UCH Education Centre

Course Title

Practical Skills for Family Centred Developmental Care


Practical Skills is the second level in the Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) curriculum. It promotes

  • Learning through experience, bridging the gap between theory and practice to develop skilled practitioners.
  • Evaluation of infant and family centred neurodevelopmental care practices
  • Implementation of developmentally supportive strategies that improve the experience and outcomes of neonatal care for infant and family.

FINE is accredited by the RCN and is sponsored by Bliss.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for all neonatal health care professionals - nurses, doctors, therapists, and others, working in any setting that treats preterm or newborn infants in need of hospital care.  Prior attendance at a Level 1 Foundation Toolkit is required.

What is included in the course?

The course involves systematic observations of infants, guided interactions with colleagues and parents, structured evaluations of caregiving and reflective exercises with

  • Introductory study day
  • Course handbook and assignment workbook
  • Easy to follow weekly plans
  • Mentors with advanced training and practical experience
  • Reflective diary
  • Recommended reading and helpful tips
  • Final seminar and assessment exercise

Content is based on the core themes of relationship based and neuroprotective care:

  • Infant development
  • Behavioural observation
  • Parent participation
  • Reflective practice
  • Systems Change

Additional Information

Thank you for registering to attend the Practical Skills for Family Centred Developmental Care. A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your place.

Course Dates Fee(s)

18/02/2020 to 18/02/2020

Full Fee Rate - £750.00

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