Essential Contraception for Midwives

Are you a midwife interested in developing your sexual and reproductive healthcare knowledge and skills?

Accreditation Logo RCMThen our Essential Contraception for Midwives course is for you. This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

The Essential Contraception for Midwives course is aimed specifically at Midwives working in primary care settings. It provides an interactive day with scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play.

It is relevant for Midwives needing an introduction to Contraception and provides a useful update for more experienced staff. These courses are delivered in a variety of locations across the UK. Essential Contraception for Midwives is not a competency based course and it is not assessed.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the currently available contraceptive methods
  • Discuss the main advantages and disadvantages of these contraceptive methods
  • Identify contraindications to contraceptive methods by using the UKMEC
  • Understand when contraception can be started after pregnancy
  • Introduce contraception into consultations with pregnant and recently delivered women
  • Understand the use of “Bridging Contraception”

Entry Requirements

The content of Essential Contraception for Midwives is specific to the needs of counselling mothers for contraception immediately after delivery. 

To be eligible to register on an Essential Contraception for Midwives course, you must be a midwife registered with the NMC.

Our course has been designed specifically for Midwives working in a variety of settings and is also appropriate to the needs of Health visitors. 



Essential Contraception for Midwives is a half day course to help you develop the skills and confidence to consult with patients about contraception.


Interactive and practical, the course uses a variety of activities to cover these topics, including scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play. Essential Contraception for Midwives is not a competency based course and it is not assessed.

Attendees will be provided with a workbook, which contains supporting documents for use on the day and for future reference.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance following the course.


Our Essential Contraception for Midwives courses are run by trained FSRH registered facilitators and delivered locally, so registration fees can vary depending on location.

Fees currently range from £60 to £165. 

View upcoming course dates and fees


How to Book

Essential Contraception for Midwives courses are run by FSRH facilitators and delivered locally. To register on a course, visit our Essential Contraception for Midwives Course page, select the course of interest and the orange booking button on the right.  If there is no booking button, instead please use the contact details for the course to register directly with the organiser.


To search for upcoming Essential Contraception for Midwives courses please see our events page by clicking here


If you are already registered as an Essential Contraception for Midwives Facilitator and you wish to register a new course please complete the booking form here



Contact Us

For further information please contact Conor Runswick at or call +44 (0)20 7724 5675.

Please be aware that we cannot advise on queries related to specific courses as these are organised and run locally- contact details for course organisers can be found on each Essentials event listing.


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