Do you want to provide skilled and compassionate care to birthing parents, newborns and their families during this significant period in their lives? Are you wondering how to become a midwife? Our course provides specialist training and support for you to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council and become a fully qualified midwife. What’s more, our midwifery courses are ranked 1st in the North West for students satisfied with assessment, and 2nd in the North West for students satisfied with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results). Course Overview On this course, you’ll spend 50% of your time in practice, equating to 2,300 hours of practice learning over three years. You will work with highly skilled professionals to train as a midwife, supporting birthing parents and their families to access healthcare while boosting your skills and confidence. Throughout this degree, you will experience midwifery care in all settings, working with continuity of care teams, on consultant-led units, birth centres and within the community. Alongside this, you will experience bespoke placements in neonatal units, theatres, and medical and surgical wards. Elective placement weeks are built into each year of the midwifery degree where you can take the opportunity to experience midwifery practice elsewhere in the country. The placements aim to ensure you experience all care settings. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to take an elective placement abroad. Theory is delivered by expert teaching staff and is based on the latest evidence and research, using modern teaching methods and technology. On this course you'll...
- Study and train to be a midwife, boosting your academic and clinical skills with practical sessions in our state-of-the-art clinical simulation facilities.
- Be closely supported by passionate lecturers who bring invaluable experience to teaching and provide excellent pastoral support alongside your midwife training.
- Benefit from exciting, diverse placements providing you with experience of a variety of healthcare systems across inner-city and rural areas, widening your midwifery experience and learning.
- Apply midwifery theory to real-life midwifery care in practice, so that you are confident and competent in supporting birthing parents and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.
- Complete the course eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You'll be recognised as a safe and competent midwife ready for employment.
- Midwifery Practice 1
- Universal Care 1
- The Midwife as Professional 1
- The Midwife as Scholar 1
- Additional Care 1
- Midwifery Practice 2
- Universal Care 2
- The Midwife as Professional 2
- The Midwife as Scholar 2
- Additional Care 2
- Part 2 Practice Assessment
- Midwifery Practice 3
- Physical Assessment and Management of the Newborn
- The Midwife as Scholar 3
- Midwife as Professional 3
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
GCSE English Language, Maths and Biology/Combined Sciences at grade C/4 or above. Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English are also accepted.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
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