100% of people who gave feedback on FINE say they would recommend it to colleagues and have said it would change their practice. All participants have said that the course was interesting and useful.



This multidisciplinary course introduces the scientific evidence, theory and practical implications of infant and family centred developmental care (IFCDC).

Price: £350 + VAT

Latest dates for live online workshops (FINE 1:Part 2):

Thursday 8th February 2024 – FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 21st February 2024 – FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 7th March 2024 – FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 21st March 2024 – FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 27th March 2024 – LIMITED
Tuesday 23rd April 2024 – FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 25th April 2024 – FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 1st May 2024
Monday 13th May 2024
Thursday 23rd May 2024
Wednesday 5th June 2024
Wednesday 12th June 2024
Thursday 27th June 2024
Thursday 4th July 2024
Tuesday 16th July 2024
Monday 29th July 2024

When selecting your FINE 1:Part 2 date on enrolment, please ensure you have allowed sufficient time to complete Part 1. This should take approximately 3-5 hours to complete online.

Courses places are limited for each date.



Practical Skills follows the FINE 1 Foundation Course, bridging the gap between theory and practice in infant and family centred developmental care (IFCDC).

Price: £1700 + VAT

You must complete FINE Level 1 before you can apply for FINE Level 2. Start dates for this course take place at regular intervals throughout the year. Applications are reviewed before places are offered and starting dates are confirmed.

Next dates for Introduction to FINE 2:

Wednesday 6th March 2024

Thursday 18th April 2024

Thursday 9th May 2024

If you have any queries about booking our courses, you may find the answers on our FAQ pages –

How to book if you live in the UK

How to book if you live outside of the UK


One of the main challenges in delivering infant and family centred developmental care is managing change. Although FINE 3 incorporates then same key principles and themes as other FINE courses it places more emphasis on systems organisation with the aim of facilitating change management.

Project based learning is used to explore families’ experience of neonatal care and to implement a quality improvement plan. A detailed assessment of infant and family centred developmental care is carried out on the unit using the NIDCAP Nursery Scales. Project work is disseminated through live or on-line meetings, seminars or conferences, or is submitted for publication.

Who is this course for: This course will be open to those who have completed FINE Level 2 or NIDCAP Certification and who have an active role on a neonatal unit. It is suitable for nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals. Participants will need to be computer literate and have access to the internet and an academic library. There must be evidence of management support and a pre-course interview may be required.

What is provided: Information in the course handbook helps to structure projects and an experienced mentor who is a NIDCAP professional with leadership and management experience is provided. If practical, mentors make one or more site visits as well as offering regular contact for guidance.

You can view an example of a FINE 3 Innovations Quality Improvement Project here.

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