Look for NNA endorsed events & resources. Have confidence that the content is high-quality and relevant to your role.

NNA endorsement recognises and highlights relevant educational events and resources that would contribute to NNA members’ continuing professional development (CPD) and improve the neonatal experience for staff, babies and their families. 

NNA endorsement is awarded following a thorough review process in which the applicant must demonstrate the quality of the event or resource and its relevance to NNA members.

To meet the requirements/ standards of NNA endorsement the NNA Endorsement application form must be completed, and the educational event or resource must:

  • be relevant to NNA members CPD/practice
  • promote evidence-based practice
  • be in line with the values of the NNA
  • have clear learning aims and objectives/outcomes
  • have quality assurance mechanisms in place
  • adhere to the principles of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (where applicable)


The NNA will only consider endorsing educational events and resources that are relevant to NNA members including study days, webinars, workshops, eLearning, and toolkits. The NNA does not endorse individuals or organisations, products, websites or social media pages or groups. The NNA endorsement programme does not award academic credits. It gives a quality indicator of CPD events and resources available to NNA members.

There is a fee for NNA Endorsement which takes into consideration the type and size of organisation applying for endorsement. You can see the fees HERE. The endorsement process may take up to 2 months and the NNA Endorsement reviewers’ decision is final. No appeal will be considered.

If you have any questions or would like to apply for NNA endorsement, please email us or complete the application form and return it to admin@nna.org.uk, along with all supporting information detailed within the application form.



Bereavement Training International provides specialist training for professionals to ensure families receive the best possible support and care.


This training will help you to understand the role of sensory processing in early human development. Sensations underpin our earliest occupations of regulation, relationships, sleep, feeding, playing, moving and learning.


This 12-week programme will provide the participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to care for infants and their families in a transitional or special care setting.


Neonatal practitioner training modules

An initiative by the neonatal nutrition network for Sub–Saharan Africa

Although neonatal deaths are the leading cause of deaths among under 5’s globally, formal training for healthcare workers in the hospital-based management of small and sick neonates is often inadequate. We have developed a 14-module Neonatal Care Training Course (NCTC) that includes modules on neonatal sepsis, assessment and immediate care of the sick newborn and newborn feeding. This course is designed to be accessible and useful to all working with neonates in low-resource settings.

National Neonatal Palliative Care Project

The National Neonatal Palliative Care Project aims to improve complex & palliative care, ensuring babies and their families receive equitable consistent care and information regarding services focusing on 3 neonatal networks, a total of 52 neonatal units in the first instance  (NWNODN, SWODN & Y&HODN). 


Bundle of 11 perinatal interventions to reduce brain injury and neonatal mortality. Includes care for the mother, and early medical and practical care for the infant in the hours after birth. Rolling out throughout South West, to all eligible mothers and babies born pre 34 weeks’ gestation.


The Yorkshire and Humber ODN Neonatal Foundation Programme aims to provide the newly qualified nurse, (advised 6 months neonatal experience), with the theoretical knowledge and the clinical skills and attitudes required to deliver safe, effective and individualised care that meets the unique physical, emotional and social needs of the compromised neonate and family in a variety of setting. The programme consists of 10 study days delivered over a 6 month period. The content of the course is delivered by practice education teams and clinicians from across the network. 

the butterfly project

This online education course focuses on the feelings and experiences of parents who experience the loss of one baby or more from a multiple pregnancy, and where one or more babies survived. The course covers baby loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. The course was built on more than 10 years of qualitative research with bereaved families, and the health professionals who cared for them. The course can be taken at the learners’ own pace and takes around 4 hours to complete.