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i-learn and i-folio


Important message - i-learn is temporarily unavailable

We're making some changes at the moment which mean that unfortunately i-learn and i-folio are temporarily unavailable. Never fear though, i-learn will be back and offer an improved experience. You will be able to benefit from a more personalised learning journey allowing you to either work through courses from beginning to end or go straight to the pages that most interest you.

Please bear with us during this down-time - we hope to be back up and running by the middle of May.

Thank you for your patience!




i-learn is the e-learning service for midwives and maternity support workers belonging to the RCM.

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 Your online professional portfolio resource which contains:

  • A CV builder

  • A reflective journal for recording your practice and learning

  • A filing area to store certificates and other related evidence of Continuing Professional Development

  • A web page feature for sharing information

  • An achievements and goal area for career planning

New courses available now: Examination of the Newborn, MaternityPEARLS (perineal suturing and repair), Social networking  - Dos and Don’ts,  Developing the Culture of Compassionate Care, The leadership framework – from theory to practice

i-learn courses include:

General courses:

  • Social Networking Do's and Dont's

  • Introducing i-folio

  • Introducing i-learn

  • Developing your study skills


CPD courses:

  • Making numbers count in practice

  • Lone working – advice and good practice

  • Learning to think like a midwifery researcher

  • Nutrition in Pregnancy

  • Examination of the Newborn
  • Maternity PEARLS
  • The leadership framework – from theory to practice
  • Developing the Culture of Compassionate Care
  • An introduction to midwifery leadership competencies  

  • An introduction to research

  • Changing environments and the clinical midwife

  • The Midwife in contemporary practice

  • Women, families and society

  • Relationship support: an early intervention

  • Tips and Tricks for CVs and Interviews




Professional Updates

  • Learning from Francis
  • New Midwives Rules and Standards
  • NICE Quality Standards on Antenatal Care


  • The deteriorating post-partum mother
  • Thermoregulation – keeping the baby at the right temperature

Ten minute taster courses:

  • Calculating expected date of delivery

  • How to measure a baby’s heart rate 

  • How to wash your hands

  • Teaching pelvic floor muscle exercises

  • Teaching posture, handling and lifting in pregnancy 


Workplace representative courses

  • Membership recruitment and retention 

  • Supporting members in grievance and disciplinary procedures

  • Your rights to time off and facilities for trade union duties

  • Trade unions today and the RCM