Courses

Add to favourites

All health professionals who may require to care for pregnant women can find a course suitable for them. Our courses will support and equip you or your staff with the relevant knowledge and skills. We run over 150 courses per year around Scotland, so we can teach you in your local area. All courses are tailored to the local needs. Our instructors are clinical experts with a proven teaching track record to deliver excellent courses.  Course manuals are provided for each course, and these are written and edited by experienced clinicians and academics.

The following courses have been developed by the SMMDP to deliver high quality, clinically relevant and accessible courses to all health professionals involved in maternity care provision in Scotland.

Our range of courses are suitable for a wide range of staff, such as Midwives, Doctors, Nurses, Accident and Emergency staff, GPs, Maternity Support Workers, Scottish Ambulance Service staff and a range of other staff. If you are interested in any of our courses, please contact us.

Notice

This page is currently being developed and additional course information will be added soon.  However, if you have any questions about any of our courses that may not be on this page, please contact SMMDP@nes.scot.nhs.uk and a member of the team can assist you further. 

Maternity Courses

SMNEC Course icon

Scottish Maternity and Neonatal Emergencies Course (SMNEC)

The purpose of this course is to support the wider multiprofessional group of health care staff who may be involved in emergency maternity situations arising outside the maternity environment. The overall aim is to provide these individuals with supplementary knowledge and skills necessary to help them deal appropriately with maternity emergencies. The course is suitable for a wide range of professionals such as, unscheduled Care Nurses, Ambulance Technician's/Paramedics, GP's and other First Responders.

The cost of this course is £40.00p.

Click here to make an enquiry on any course

SCOTTIE Course icon

Scottish Core Obstetric Teaching and Training in Emergencies Course (SCOTTIE)       

This course has been developed to provide a standardised training course in managing emergencies for all professionals who participate in the care of pregnant women. The course is designed to cover the basic emergency responses that all health-care professionals require. The course will cover obstetric emergencies, ABCDE assessment and recognition of the sick woman. The course is suitable for Midwives, Doctors, GPs and Paramedics.

The cost of this course is £50.00p.

Click here to make an enquiry on any course

SPEFC Course icon

Scottish Parent Education Facilitators Course (SPEFC)      

The aim of the Parent Education Facilitators Course is to prepare participants to teach parent education to our service users and their families. Candidates will increase their knowledge and understanding of how adults learn, supporting them to interact and communicate and work effectively with groups, developing skills that facilitate effective learning. 

The cost of this course is £50.00p.

Click here to make an enquiry on any course

REACTS Icon

Scottish Maternity Recognition, Evaluation Assessment, Critical Treatment and Stabilisation (REACTS)

This course will provide candidates with the required knowledge and skills to provide enhanced maternity care for critically ill pregnant women. This course is primarily for Midwives and middle grade Doctors who are working within the Labour Ward and require specialist enhance skills, this may also be suitable for other members of the team. Candidates attending this course will already be experienced in dealing with obstetric emergencies this course will provide them with additional skills such as interpretation of ECG's, the taking of arterial blood gases and care of CVP lines. 

The cost of this course is £50.00p.

Click here to make an enquiry on any course

Instructor course icon

Scottish Generic Instructor Training Course (SGITC)

The aim of this course is to prepare participants to teach on SMMDP courses. By undertaking this course, you will be able to deliver lectures effectively, facilitate discussion groups, teach clinical skills using approved techniques, facilitate scenario-based training and provide constructive feedback.

Scottish Generic Instructor Training Bridging Course

This is for participants who have already attended an approved generic instructor’s course such as the Resuscitation Council generic instructors’ course or who hold a recognised teaching certificate. This short course will prepare you to teach on SMMDP course.

The cost of this course is £50.00p.

Click here to make an enquiry on any course

SCOTTIE course icon

Scottish Core Obstetric Teaching and Training in Emergencies for Emergency Department Staff Course (SCOTTIE-ED)      

This course has been developed specifically for Emergency Department staff and provides a standardised training course in managing obstetric emergencies in the care of pregnant women and newborns. The course is designed to cover the fundamental aspects of maternal emergencies and is suitable for all professionals working in emergency departments across Scotland. The course will cover emergency birth, basic neonatal resuscitation, shoulder dystocia, haemorrhage, cardiac disease, and maternal resuscitation. The course is suitable for all nursing, medical and ambulance personnel who work in emergency departments.

The cost of this course is £40.00p.

Click here to make an enquiry on any course

Neonatal Courses

SNRC Course icon

Scottish Neonatal Resuscitation Course (SNRC)

This course aims to provide healthcare personnel with the assessment and airway management skills necessary for effective resuscitation at birth. It will meet the needs of healthcare providers who do not require the more advanced skills provided on the Newborn Life Support (NLS) course or the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

The cost of this course is £40.00p.

Click here to make an enquiry on any course

SNSC course icon

Scottish Neonatal Stabilisation Course (SNSC)

The aim of the Scottish Neonatal Stabilisation Course is to provide participants usually in remote and rural settings with the knowledge and enhanced practical skills to competently manage the care of the baby who requires stabilisation and support whilst awaiting the neonatal transport team. Participants will be able to describe normal transition to extra uterine life, have a greater understanding of the unexpected problems a baby may have in the first hours and days of life, detection of these and the immediate care required.

The cost of this course is £40.00p for the SNSC only.  When completing the SNRC and SNSC together, the cost is £50.00p for both combined.  

Click here to make an enquiry on any course

SRENC Course icon

Scottish Routine Examination of the Newborn Course (SRENC)

The aim of the course is to provide candidates with the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to undertake the routine examination of the newborn. This practical course followed by supervised practice supports all who examine newborn babies it provides the participants with comprehensive and structured and holistic approach to the newborn examination.

The cost of this course is £60.00p.

Click here to make an enquiry on any course