Doula Training in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has extensive educational resources to achieve your goal of becoming a doula. The advantage of training to be a birth doula in the U.K. is that there is no requirement for getting a certification to work in the country.  However, there are many professional reasons to do so. There is also no requirement for you to have a degree from a university in order to establish your business.

The following is a list of courses and workshops available in England that you can use as part of your doula training.  If you want to become certified, please take note of the details carefully to determine whether the training is a required part of a certification program.  You have to be at least 18 years or older in order to attend.

Doula Training in London, UK

Organization Name:  Doula UK
Instructor:  Nicola Wilson and Alison Edwards
Phone:  0871 4333103

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

The course will consist of 1 day doula training workshop which is required for the Doula UK curriculum.  This is not a DONA or CAPPA affiliated course.  The workshop is offered on the following dates:

  • Saturday 22nd April 2017 
  • Saturday 13th May 2017
  • Saturday 15th July 2017
  • Saturday 18th November 2017

Costs and Fees

The cost for the labor doula training workshop is £60.

Registration Details
To register and pay online, click here.

Doula Training in Hertfordshire and London, UK

Organization Name:  BirthBliss Doula
Phone:  07905 895466

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

The birth doula training course runs for 4 consecutive days and is required to complete the Doula UK curriculum and to receive an Attendance Certificate.  However, you do not have the join Doula UK in order to attend the course.


There will be a home study module to complete before attending the course.

Course and Workshop Topics
To further your doula training, these classes will teach you the following educational topics:

  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth
  • Recognize that doulas do not rescue women, but instead, provide evidence based information in order to empower women to make their own choices and decisions
  • Discuss various risks and common scenarios which can occur during labor
  • Identify the role of a doula if a Caesarean birth or VBAC is required
  • Engage in providing support to both the pregnant woman and her partner at all time during her labour
  • Train in newborn care such as infant feeding techniques from IBCLC qualified instructor
  • Learn how to market and promote your business

Costs and Fees

The 4 day birth doula training course is £475.00.  There are different payment options listed here.

Registration Details

You can request a full course syllabus and register online by clicking here.