Midwives play a pivotal role in supporting the health and wellbeing of women and their families during all stages of pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period. Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing eligibility for registration as a midwife on successful completion of the course (additional costs may apply)
- All home students on this course can apply for a minimum payment from the government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs*.
- Study in the Alison Gingell Building which features a midwifery suite, hospital wards, operating theatre, critical care settings, community housing and other real-life healthcare environments relevant to practice.
Year One The focus in the first year is on the potential acquisition of knowledge and skills for the provision of universal care for the mother and baby and wider family. Opportunity is given to develop critical reading and study skills. Modules Fundamental Aspects of Health in Midwifery - 30 credits Foundations of Evidence-Informed Practice - 20 credits Healthy Mother and Baby - 20 credits Health and Wellbeing in the Community - 20 credits The Novice Student Midwife (Placement 1) - 30 credits Year Two The theme for year two is diversity in maternal and neonatal health with the focus on the opportunity for further development of knowledge and skills for universal care provision in midwifery and the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competence to care for women and babies with additional care requirements. Modules Additional Care for Women and Babies with Diverse Needs - 30 credits Legal and Ethical Aspects of Midwifery Practice - 10 credits The Developing Student Midwife (Placement 2) - 30 credits Becoming a Skilled Midwifery Practitioner - 20 credits Global Perspectives in Childbirth and Midwifery - 20 credits Developing Evidence-Informed Practice - 10 credits Final Year During the final year of the course, you will have the opportunity to continue to develop midwifery skills and knowledge which should ensure your readiness to assume the full role and responsibilities required by a midwife ready for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (subject to additional costs and the NMC requirements, please see the Accreditation and Professional recognition section for further information as well as the NMC website). Modules Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals - 20 credits Becoming an Autonomous Midwife - 20 credits The Student Midwife as an Educator (Placement 3) - 10 credits Evidence-Based Research Project - 20 credits The Student Midwife as a Skilled Practitioner (Placement 4) - 20 credits The Competent Student Midwife (Placement 5) - 30 credits For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) Presentations Online tests Grading in clinical practice You will also be continually assessed within practice placements and required to maintain a professional portfolio. The NMC Proficiencies for Midwives (NMC, 2019) are assessed in a range of placements as part of a continuous assessment process and should not be viewed as separate elements but reflect the continuum of care provided in partnership with women and their families. You should be able to participate under direct supervision and direction at this level of training. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.