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i-learn and i-folio

i-learn and i-folio

Your online professional learning and portfolio resource

RCM members have access to a huge resource of free online courses through the RCM’s e-learning platform, i-learn.  They also get free access to the RCM’s e-portfolio system, i-folio, which provides an online portfolio in which to record all professional development.

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i-learn is a learning resource with over 100 courses available free to RCM members with new courses coming online throughout the year. All courses are certificated and, on course completion, certificates can be automatically sent to i-folio to help build your record of continuing professional development. 

i-learn courses provide learning at all levels and range from 10 minute updates through to more in-depth learning and are supported by video and audio resources, diagrams and case studies.

  • Work through professional modules such as How to recognise maternal sepsis, Midwifery continuity of carer: an introduction, Home birth Examination of the newborn, Medicines management in maternity, Epilepsy and One chance to get it right: bereavement care
  • Modules contain case studies, animations and video and provide reflective activities and quizzes to consolidate learning
  • 10 minute updates on key issues

Whether you are building on your existing knowledge or filling an educational gap, there is a course to suit you.

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The i-learn courses are designed for all those working in maternity care and the majority of the modules are suitable for all midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives. A few of the modules are specifically designed for certain roles, for example the Care Certificate modules are for support workers; however, the content will be useful for student midwives and midwife mentors too.

Click on the information icon to find out more about a particular module. 

You can enrol on as many modules as you wish and you can work though them at a rate that suits you.

Example course

An example course with guest access is available using the following link: Genetics and genomics for midwifery practice


Keeping track of your career development, reflection, CPD and other learning in readiness for revalidation with i-folio and i-learn is easy.  i-folio works with i-learn to record all your completed courses and store certificates providing quick and easy online access.

i-folio provides an online space for RCM members to build an e-portfolio. Features of i-folio include an online reflective journal to record learning and reflect on practice, a place to save files such as certificates and other evidence of learning, a CV builder as well as an easy to use web page resource so that you can display your e-portfolio to a chosen audience. i-folio can be accessed from the my i-folio link in i-learn and is free to use for RCM members.  All you i-folio content is completely private and only you can access or view it.

i-folio is the RCM’s ePortfolio available to all UK RCM members and to falseinternational members who have opted into i-learn/i-folio. i-folio includes:

  • A journal area for reflection
  • A CV builder
  • A files area to store certificate and other CPD evidence
  • A web page feature for sharing information more widely

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For further information 

For further information on i-learn or i-folio, please call RCM Connect on 0300 303 0444 or email enquiries@rcm.org.uk.