IPEN’s World-Renowned Placenta Remedies Training Program
IPEN is Europe's leading placenta remedies training program since 2009, created by Lynnea Shrief, IPEN Founder and Director and first in the UK to provide professional placenta encapsulation services to new mothers from 2008.
IPEN Placenta Remedies Training and Certification is a 3 Part program incorporating an interactive online theory learning portal, online food safety and infection control certification and hands-on training workshops available in 6 different countries around the world.
Workshops available in UK, Ireland, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, China and Singapore.
You MUST have previous training and experience in pregnancy, birth or post-natal support. We do not provide any form of birth training therefore a basic knowledge and understanding of the importance of natural birth and holistic health care is a highly important prerequisite for this course. If you would like to discuss your level of training and experience with us to ensure you have the suitable knowledge base to begin IPEN’s training program, please get in touch by filling in the training application form below.
Health and Safety
Of utmost importance in our service as IPEN Placenta Remedies Specialists is our knowledge and awareness surrounding infection control and food safety. You will be handling human tissue and preparing it for consumption, potentially exposing yourself to bloodborne pathogens and dealing with the risks associated with cross-contamination. By following the IPEN training program and becoming additionally certified in food safety and infection control, you will be fully equipped to keep you, your clients and your family safe. We work with human placentas donated from mothers for practical training.
"I really love your passion for the placenta..."
“I really love your passion for the placenta and I hope that I can spead that passion when I am working and provide a service that reflects IPENs nurturing ethos which I love. I think that is what sets IPEN so highly in comparison with Placenta Benefits and other companies; such a personal, friendly service is what is most needed for new mums straight after birth.”
“It was a lovely day in a very friendly atmosphere. I felt both the theory and practical session were very good, the course material easy to understand and very comprehensive.”
“I just wanted to tell you how excited I am about everything that we learned yesterday. I thought the day was so informative and personal at the same time. I have been on training courses before where people were trained en masse and it just felt like a money spinner rather than meeting dedicated people who are passionate about the same goal. Thank you so much!”
"I found it very interesting and throughly enjoyed doing the training and was excited to complete all the 3rd party training too. I found the hands on training day great. And was very excited to become a placenta remedies specialist once I had my first encapsulation completed and my assignment done. I am delighted to be part of an amazing group of women who offer this service to new mom's! Xx"
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The Three Parts
Part 1 – Online Theory
IPEN offers an interactive online theory program providing you with in-depth knowledge about the placenta and placentophagy, extracted from credible and referenced sources including research papers and medical journals. Essentially, our Part 1 program is a compilation of all the information, research, knowledge, know-how and expertise collected and organised by IPEN and its many experienced placenta specialists over the last 9 years. Our modern learning program allows you to login and logout when you need, includes ongoing assessments and tracks your progress throughout. You will have 120 days online access to the content allowing you to learn at your own pace. The learning material will give you the skills needed to answer questions about the anatomy and physiology of the placenta, history of placenta consumption, modern uses for placenta, benefits of placenta remedies, contraindications to placentophagy, safe practice, client care, food safety and so much more. Our theory program has 8 units with a total of 42 different subjects of learning material. You will also be expected to complete a 1-1.5 hour multiple choice exam at the end of the course to ensure you understand and comprehend all of the learning material. You must pass the exam in order to move forward to Part 2.
Part 2 – Additional Online Certifications
Certificates in Food Safety, Infection Control and HACCP Level 2
To work safety and professionally as a placenta remedies specialist, you must hold certificates in food safety, infection control and HACCP Level 2. These 3 online courses will ensure you meet UK requirements for food handlers as well as the ability to implement and operate a functioning HACCP in your working environment. Furthermore, you will have an excellent understanding of your legal obligations as a food business and a person with regular human blood exposure, the techniques for undertaking an infection control risk assessment and maintaining a hygienic working environment, including how to ensure the correct hand washing procedure is followed.
You will be provided links to these online courses during Part 1.
AUSTRALIA - links to Australian based food safety and infection control courses will be provided to all trainees in the Aus and NZ area.
Part 3 – Hands-on Training in a group with an IPEN Instructor (see dates below)
You have as much time as you need to complete Part 1 (120 days), however Part 1 and 2 of IPEN’s training program MUST be completed before attending Part 3. We recommend you give yourself at least 30 days to complete Part 1 and Part 2 of IPEN’s training program before attending Part 3. You can book Part 3 any time after registration and payment for Part 1.
In a small group of no more than 6, you will learn from an experienced IPEN Instructor exactly how to prepare placenta remedies in your own home or clients home. You will spend the entire day in the kitchen making placenta smoothies, capsules, tinctures, essences and placenta creams and balms using the IPEN Method.
You will also be shown key skills in managing a safe working environment, disinfection of surfaces and equipment procedures, equipment maintenance and control and how to read and interpret the IPEN HACCP and food safety management system. You will receive a pack of information to take home including detailed placenta preparation recipes with photos and much more.
The 3 parts - Costs & Application
- Online Theory Training
Price: £400 total cost for Part 1 and Part 3 payable upon registration
- Three online courses in Food Safety, Infection Control and HACCP
Price: combined cost £70 + VAT payable to third party providers
- Hands-on Training with an experienced IPEN Instructor
Price: included in Part 1
You will receive a certificate upon completion of each part.
Payment of £400 is required on registration
Meet our IPEN Instructors
Food Safety - HACCP
Combining efforts with 4 UK foods safety experts, 2 leading UK food safety microbiologists and Jena University Placenta Lab in Germany, IPEN has spent the last 2 years perfecting our professional Food Safety Management System (HACCP - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) for the safe preparation of human placenta for mothers after birth. IPEN certified placenta specialists can access and implement IPEN's HACCP into their working practice when joining the Placenta Remedies Network (PRN) upon completion of their training. This document along with many others and the helpful advice of the PRN team will give you the necessary documentation and support you will need to register with your local Environmental Health Office as a professional food business. The food hygiene processes practiced by IPEN certified specialists have been reviewed and approved by four UK boroughs; Winchester, Brighton, East Hampshire and Richmond District Councils. Several other IPEN placenta specialists are currently in the process of inspection and we expect several more boroughs to join the approval list in 2017. If you have any concerns about food safety, infection control or registering as a food business, please get in touch.