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Safer Sleeping for Babies - Reducing the Risk of SIDS

At least 300 babies die unexpectedly every year in the UK. Cot death, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant.

Being able to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is essential for everyone involved in a baby’s care.

This e-learning course has been developed to support key safe baby sleeping messages, with an aim to raise the awareness of SIDS, so parents, family members and anyone who comes into contact with families or infants can confidently reduce the risk to the baby in their care.

On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of what can be done to keep sleeping babies as safe as possible.

Training outcomes

On completion of this course learners will know:

  • Your key messages
  • How to keep sleeping babies safe
  • How to locate and provide supplementary resources

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and learning outcomes
  • Key messages
  • Keeping sleeping babies safe
  • How to locate and provide supplementary resources
  • Summary and learning outcomes

Target Audience

This course is for any person in any work or family setting in contact with a baby, including the voluntary sector, nursery staff, healthcare assistants/professionals and social workers, etc.

There are no entry requirements for this course.


Approximately one hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how you study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Test and Certificate

The end of course test consists of 15 questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion.

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