Doula Training


Traditionally, Doulas are present at the birth of a child. They work alongside the midwife to provide emotional, spiritual comfort and practical assistance to the mother and to gently lead the newborn into the world.

Now, there is an emerging non-medical role: End of Life Doulas, individuals who help those who are dying, and their families, to feel safe and supported, as they make the transition from this life to what’s next.

Many people feel they could play a role in supporting people at the end of life. Until now there has been no established training programme in the UK. The full training course is certified by Crossfields Institute and has been awarded the Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Programme.

Courses take place throughout the UK, all through the year.   Forthcoming training and booking details are listed under Courses and Events.  If you would like to be kept up to date with details of future training we can send you our Newsletter so please complete the contact form with your name and email address and we will add you to the subscription list.

Please contact us for more information or click to download doula-brochure-2016.

We offer three levels of training:


A  five-day Foundation course leading to the CPD Certificate Introduction to a Person-Centred Approach to Death & Dying awarded by Crossfields Institute.

Part II

An additional six day training expanding on the knowledge and skills required for the Doula role while working towards Part III and for the full Diploma.

Part III

Doulas wishing to practice on a professional footing complete a further nine-day advanced level course, leading to the award of the full Diploma in the Living Well Dying Well Person-Centred Approach to Death and Dying.


Upcoming Training Courses

Doula Training – Part 1 Foundation - East Sussex

Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 08/08/2017 - 10/08/2017 at All Day

Location: Village Hall Iford, Iford, Lewes, BN7 3EJ

This five-day foundation course is the first part of the full 20-day end of life doula training. Held in Iford Near Lewes on August 8th, 9th, 10th + October 18th and 19th 2017 Themes covered include: understanding grief emotional and spiritual... Read more »

Doula Training – Part 2 - South - East Sussex

Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 21/08/2017 - 23/08/2017 at All Day

Location: Village Hall Iford, Iford, Lewes, BN7 3EJ

  This six-day course is the second part of the full 20-day End of Life Doula Diploma training. It is only available for people who have completed our Foundation Training. Held in East Sussex on August 21st, 22nd & 23rd +  October 3rd,... Read more »

Doula Training – Part 1 Foundation - West Yorkshire

Date / Starting Date: Date(s) - 21/09/2017 - 23/09/2017 at All Day

Location: Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's St, , Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY

We are sorry to announce this course is now fully booked.  However our Sussex Foundation courses, are open for bookings.  Please contact us if you are interested in attending our next Yorkshire Foundation Course (dates to be decided). Thank you.... Read more »

For a registration form or more information please get in touch via our contact form or telephone 01273 474278