Advocating and educating for quality improvement (A-EQUIP) is the new model and framework of midwifery supervision. The Professional Midwifery Advocate is a fundamental leadership and advocacy role designed to deploy the A-EQUIP model.
The aim of this module is to prepare registered midwives who have undertaken the Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives programme (NMC 2014) or equivalent training, to achieve the standards and competencies required to successfully undertake the role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA).
The programme is designed to recognise the existing knowledge and experience of the participants and will be one of blended learning – an approach which combines and aligns learning undertaken in face to face sessions with online learning opportunities. It is expected that the attendees will be prepared to actively participate in-group discussions, give feedback and support their colleagues.
For further information, please contact Julie Foster, the programme leader at firstname.lastname@example.org
The bridging programme is specifically designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of previous Supervisors of Midwives who have undertaken the Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives programme (NMC 2014) or equivalent training, and who are considered by the employing NHS Trusts to be eligible to become PMAs.
The course includes:
- Exploration of the A-Equip model including the background to the development of the model and policy drivers
- Role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate
- Adult learning styles
- Restorative Clinical Supervision
- Compassionate Resilience
- Quality Improvement - methods and measures
- Facilitators and barriers.
- Leadership qualities and leadership theories in practice including leadership challenges; quality improvement and how does the PMA role facilitate this; mindfulness and reflection.
The course will be taught on 4 days over 2 consecutive weeks using a blended learning approach utilising peer discussions, reflection and feedback from online or face to face activities to support both the learning of this module and in meeting the framework to support the PMA competency framework.
- 28th March
- 18th, 25th April
- 2nd May
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
Applicants must be able to evidence previous study at level 6 or meet the non standard criteria for admission to masters level study.
Applicants must be registered with NMC (with live registration status) and must satisfy the employers internal processes for attending a programme of education.
Making your application
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What makes a good application?
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Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
- Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
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