New & Expectant Mothers Online Training

This New and Expectant Mothers Online Training course covers:

  • Some of the entitlements of new and expectant mothers.
  • Typical workplace hazards that could have a greater impact on new or expectant mothers.
  • Strategies to avoid or manage common health problems during pregnancy.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

The EssentialSkillz New and Expectant Mothers Online Training Course aims to help women to work safely, healthily and confidentially during their pregnancy, and on return to work after childbirth.

This New and Expectant Mothers Online Training course takes on average 45 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The course explains the responsibilities of employers and employees, drawing on the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSW), the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (the Workplace Regulations), the Work and Families Act 2006, the Equality Act 2010 and the Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014. This includes entitlement to leave during pregnancy for antenatal appointments, to maternity, paternity, adoptive leave and pay as well as to shared parental leave which was introduced in April 2015. Keeping in touch days are also explained.

The New and Expectant Mothers course outlines typical workplace hazards that new and expectant mothers might face – including prolonged periods of standing, excessive workloads, manual handling, noise, or exposure to biological or chemical agents – and examines different strategies to manage the risks and alleviate discomfort. Although many women remain healthy during pregnancy, some common health problems that can occur during pregnancy are described along with coping strategies.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this New and Expectant Mothers eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our New & Expectant Mothers course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our New & Expectant Mothers Online Training course is RoSPA approved and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • New & Expectant Mothers training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

The focus of the course is those who are pregnant in the workplace and new mothers returning to work after childbirth, or after a miscarriage. Although the legislation defines a new mother as someone who has given birth within the past six months or is still breastfeeding, the advice can be relevant in many cases beyond that time. The language of the course talks of the mother as “you”, but this course could also be used by anyone who manages women of child-brearing age.

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