This exciting new degree in midwifery has been developed against the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Proficiency for Midwives (2019) and has been developed to equip you, as part of the next generation of midwives, with the knowledge, skills and values to deliver world class, evidence-based care for women, babies and their families. As a mark of our professional excellence, we hold the prestigious Gold Award accreditation by UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative. This course is offered at both our Brentford site in London and our Reading Campus in Berkshire. As you will spend an equal amount of time studying theory and gaining hands-on experience in clinical practice, you should choose a course location that you can travel to easily. Our contemporary approach to teaching and learning includes a wide variety of online, classroom and simulation-based activities as well as clinical placements at an NHS Trust maternity unit. Throughout the course, there is strong emphasis on childbirth as a normal physiological process and you will gain a sound understanding of the role of the midwife and the foundations of midwifery care. As you progress through the course, you will develop and apply your knowledge to a variety of contexts. You will learn how to:
- recognise and manage a range of complex and emergency situations
- engage with current research and apply evidence to your practice
- work as a professional, both on your own and as part of the interdisciplinary team
- be a kind, caring and compassionate midwife who can take the lead in providing women with the best - care possible in a safe, supportive environment.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above. A further 2 subjects at grade C or above are required.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants for this course are required to attend a values based interview with an academic, clinician and a service user/carer (https://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/code/).
We recommend applicants have: • Some study in the past five years • Experience of working in a health/social care setting (paid/voluntary) Applicants need to ensure they meet, or are working towards meeting the entry criteria at the time of application. One satisfactory reference needs to be provided with the application form.
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|