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Level 4 OCN Maternity Practitioner Award Upgrade/Refresher

This level 4 course is designed for maternity nurses who have previously studied our OCN Maternity Practitioner Award at either level 3 or level 4.

The course offers the following benefits:

  • upgrade from level 3 to level 4 (for learners who studied our level 3 course previously)

  • refresher training for maternity nurses who have successfully achieved the Maternity Practitioner Award with us in the past (either at level 3 or level 4)

  • content includes further training and topics to extend your knowledge and level of professionalism as a maternity nurse

Learners who enrolled on this course also enrolled on:

Home Based Study- via online learning

Learners complete the course online by logging onto our learning portal-'MNT Learning'. Learners have 10 weeks to complete and submit the assessments to us.

Learners will have access to support throughout their studies and can email or phone in with queries.

Certification  On successful completion of the course:

Learners who studied the OCN Maternity Practitioner Award at level 3 with us will be eligible for a level 4 OCN certificate (issued by OCN) as well as a Maternity Practitioner Award Refresher Certificate (issued by us) . Learners who previously studied the OCN Maternity Practitioner Award at level 4 with us will receive a Maternity Practitioner Award Refresher Certificate (issued by us).

Update on swaddling, SIDS, and bottle feeding guidance

Feeding more than one baby

Managing common ailments in young babies

Managing medications when caring for babies

Infection control when caring for babies

Working in partnership with parents

Child protection for maternity nurses

Postnatal depression


Learners must have previously studied either the Level 3 or Level 4 OCN Maternity Practitioner Award with us- MNT Training Ltd.

(If learners are upgrading from level 3 to level 4 they will be required to return their level 3 certificate to us BEFORE the OCN will release their new level 4 certificate).

Learners studying online must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. If you have any concerns about this please call us and we will be happy to offer support. These requirements include:

  1. Internet access and a working email address

  2. Up to date internet browser such as: internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox (if your browser is not up to date your screen may not display the content as it should. Please call us if you wish us to help you check your browser and how to update it if needed- it's very easy- even we can do it!)

  3. Ability to hear audio/video via your computer- this course contains video clips.

  4. Use of a computer to study the course - tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.

Additionally learners should be familiar with navigating a website and have used a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in the past.

Course fee: £199 (& VAT)

Learners wishing to book on to this course need to contact us by phone or email (we need to verify learners have previously completed the OCN Maternity Practitioner Award with us prior to enrolment).

Phone: 0844 8268 446


'I upgraded to the Level 4 to make sure that I was up to date with any new changes in how things are now done, (swaddling for example has changed since I did the Level 3). It also looks good on your CV and to future jobs to know that you are keeping yourself up to date with all the guidelines. I found the course just as informative, a lot of it was great to refresh myself with and loved some of the added things about eczema and other ailments.

Emma, Maternity Nurse and Night Nanny - OCN Maternity Upgrade Course

'Thank you MNT, you changed my life. Three years non-stop work!'

Cynthia, Maternity Nurse -OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'Your complete and passionate love of babies was inspiring and the course content was superb. How lucky we are to have had the opportunity to do such excellent training'

Annie, Maternity Nurse-OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'I loved the course, worth travelling to and it was all easy to understand and clear. Very enjoyable and packed with relevant things to do with childcare and maternity nursing and I met some great people!'

Samantha, Nanny - OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'Very informative and enjoyable, especially if just starting out in Maternity Nursing'

Zane, Midwife - OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'Thank you for such a great maternity course, I learnt a huge amount and had great fun. You and Emily were such great trainers, it was fantastic to be taught by you all. The course had everything mapped out brilliantly, I will be back next year to do more courses!'

Cara, Nanny - OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'I have not been in a classroom for many years, so I was quite nervous, but I found that everything was broken down into manageable chunks and was so easy to digest. All the lecturers were fantastic and the food and hospitality were excellent- I loved it!'

Amanda, Maternity Nurse - OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'I thought it was fantastic!'

Beth, Norland Nanny - OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

Very enlightening and interesting course-it has convinced me that this is the career I will follow.

Gill, Midwife and Neonatal Nurse- OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'Your training on the maternity course was brilliant and a real eye-opener. I have been a qualified nurse and midwife for over 17 years however I learnt things on your course which were never taught in full whilst I was training to be a midwife, I feel so confident now- thankyou very much'

Juliet, Midwife and Maternity Nurse -OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'I found the course fantastic and well worth the trip from Ireland. I loved the course, the training was top quality and the knowledge given was easy to take in'

Lorraine, Nanny-OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

'I just wanted to thank you very much for such a wonderful course last week!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much - it just goes to show that one is never too old to learn. You have such a wealth of experience and the fact that we can stay in touch and shout "help" when we are stuck with something , is a great comfort'

Wendy, Maternity Nurse - OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

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