FEDANT

The information below has mostly been taken from the FEDANT website, in order to give you an overview of who FEDANT are and why you as a Tongue-tie Assessor might want to register with them.  More detailed information can be found directly on the FEDANT website.

What/Who are FEDANT?

FEDANT administer the National Register of Antenatal Educators, Breastfeeding Counsellors, and Doulas in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Islands.

Admission to the FEDANT National Register denotes that the registrant has met nationally agreed standards for education and practice.

Parents, service users, and the public are able to choose a regulated Antenatal Educator, Breastfeeding Counsellor, or Doula by searching the National Register.

Standards for Education and Practice

FEDANT administer the professional standards for education, to make sure Antenatal Educators, Breastfeeding Counsellors and Doulas have the right skills and qualities to be entered onto the National Register.

It is the role of the regulator to ensure that individuals admitted to the National Register are competent to practice (They also administer the professional standards for Continuing Professional Development – CPD).

After they initially qualify; Antenatal Educators, Breastfeeding Counsellors and Doulas must continually train and take part in learning activities to demonstrate that their skills and knowledge are up to date.  

FEDANT Approved Courses

FEDANT Approved Courses have completed the National Course Accreditation and Verification (NCAV) process. This process ensures that accredited courses are operating within agreed parameters and include a set of core elements as defined by the profession.

Graduates from FEDANT accredited courses (that’s you!) which have been approved via the NCAV process (that’s us!) are seen to meet the educational requirements for admission to the National Register.

Course accreditation is a ‘mark of quality’. Courses granted FEDANT NCAV or NRSA accreditation are evidenced to be well structured, contain the core elements where applicable and are relevant to the profession.

  1. A FEDANT accredited course demonstrates success in satisfying the demanding requirements of the national regulatory body and the benchmarks of a respected quality assurance framework.
  2. The provider of an accredited course is entitled to use the FEDANT logo on their websites and promotional materials.
  3. FEDANT NCAV and NRSA courses have recognition within the industry, with employers and service commissioners.  Accredited courses are listed on the Accredited Education Provider page of the FEDANT website.
  4. Accreditation shows commitment to professionalism in the field of Antenatal Education and willingness to engage with the wider professional and employer community.
  5. Students on the accredited course are entitled to use the reduced rate FEDANT Block Scheme Insurance policy for students whilst training.
  6. Graduates from applicable accredited courses have the right to apply for direct admission to the FEDANT National Register.
  7. Graduates from applicable accredited courses who attain FEDANT Registration are entitled to use the reduced rate FEDANT Block Scheme Insurance policy.

Admission to the FEDANT National Register provides:

  • Being registered with FEDANT provides the professional Breastfeeding Counsellors (that’s you!) with a reputable conduit to clients who are seeking their services.
  • Credibility of being validated by the only registering body in the UK specifically for Antenatal Educators, Breastfeeding Counsellors and Doulas.
  • Listing on publicly searchable National Register.
  • Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance at preferential rates available only to FEDANT Registrants.
  • National public awareness campaign.
  • Representation to Government and other healthcare regulatory bodies.
  • Continuing Professional Development – Registrants receive regular updates with details of approved CPD training providers and events.
  • As a Breastfeeding Counsellor if you also possess an appropriate qualification as a Doula and/or practitioner in Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies you may list these on your registration with no additional cost.
  • Certificate of Registration.
  • Annual Registration Card.
  • Sanctioned use of the FEDANT logo and lettering on publicity materials.
  • Online access to a library of information, articles and research materials – no download limits.
  • Email and website linked to National Registration
  • Annual Registration is charged at £48.50.

Joining FEDANT National Register

Admission to the National Register is open to:

  • Antenatal Educators
  • Breastfeeding Counsellors
  • Doulas
  • Postnatal Practitioners
  • CAM Practitioners

To begin the registration process:

  1. Choose your category of registration.
  2. Fill in the online registration form and confirm your agreement to the declaration.
  3. You are then given the opportunity to pay for your annual registration via a secure payment gateway.
  4. Prepare documents – awards with a different surname will require evidence of name change i.e copy of marriage certificate.

Evidence will be required for all qualifications you wish to have listed on the National Register along with evidence of insurance covering you for these qualifications. 

A good quality photograph taken on a smart phone is acceptable.

Insurance

Evidence of insurance is a requirement for admission to the National Register.  

You may choose to use the reduced rate FEDANT Block Scheme Insurance (£47.82).  

You are not required to use the FEDANT Block Scheme, this facility has been negotiated with the insurance providers to facilitate a significant reduction in the cost of premiums for those evidencing a lower risk by achieving admission.

Select the option ‘I am applying for FEDANT Block Scheme Insurance’.  Your Application for Admission will be reviewed before a link and password for the FEDANT Block Scheme Insurance application are emailed to you. 

The review process may take up to 24 hours.

If you have your own insurance, you will be required to provide a copy of your certificate of insurance.

Completing the Registration Process:

Once your documentation has been received it will be verified and you will be issued your FEDANT Registration documents. 

Your details will then be added to the FEDANT National Register and if you are using the FEDANT Block Scheme Insurance the policy will become valid.

An email with your username and password, which enables you to access the Registrant Login area, will be sent to you at the time your registration completes.  

Resources such as logo and posters are available from this area.

Use of FEDANT Logo

The FEDANT logo can be used by the following:

  • By Registrants with a National Registration in good order.
  • On the Registrants individual website alongside their FEDANT National Registration number.
  • On the Registrants individual promotional materials specific to their individual use.
  • By Education Providers and only for courses holding accreditation via NCAV or NRSA.

Registrants are asked to observe profession guidelines and note that registration is specific to the individual.

NOTE: Where you have several individuals operating from the same company or location, a FEDANT Logo may only be generally displayed; if ALL providers in the practice or company have FEDANT National Registration.

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How to book a Breastfeeding Support Appointment

 
  • Select the “Appointment Calendar”
  • Use the calendar to choose a date and time
  • Complete the booking form.  PLEASE ENSURE BOOKING IS IN MOTHER’S NAME AND USING MOTHER’S CONTACT EMAIL AND MOBILE NUMBER.
  • Once booked, please check your email and complete the Background Information form.  Please return the form within 1 hour of booking and if not received, please check spam or contact admin@birthbabyandyou.co.uk.
  • We will then contact you by phone to briefly run through our appointment details.  (if booking out of hours we will contact you by phone the next working day)

How to book a Tongue-tie assessment

  • Select the chosen clinic’s “Appointment Calendar”
  • Use the calendar to choose a date and time
  • Complete the booking form.  PLEASE ENSURE BOOKING IS IN MOTHER’S NAME AND USING MOTHER’S CONTACT EMAIL AND MOBILE NUMBER.
  • Once booked, please check your email and complete the Background Information and Consent form. (if not received, please check spam)
  • We will then contact you by phone to run through some pre-appointment details.  (if booking out of hours we will contact you by phone the next working day)

Please note we require the background information and consent form returned within 1 hour booking.

If you cannot see the appointment you need, please check our other clinics or complete the enquiry form.