This programme is available for people who wish to return to midwifery practice. Many health professionals have a break in their career for a period of time for a range of reasons such as parental leave, extended travel, through illness or taking on caring responsibilities. This programme supports Midwives who wish to return to professional practice after such a break which has included a lapse in their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The Return to Practice (RTP) programme is studied at academic level 6. It offers you the opportunity to develop academically and in midwifery practice so that you are prepared to seek re-entry to the NMC register as a Midwife.
On the programme you will be required to achieve all of the NMC (2008) standards of proficiency for pre-registration Midwifery education through undertaking at least 100 hours of clinical practice. This number of hours is a MINIMUM, and throughout your practice experience you will be assessed by an experienced midwife mentor, and prior to completion of the programme you will be required to be signed off by your mentor as having achieved all of the above standards. At the same time you will be learning the theory which integrates with midwifery practice, and will have classroom sessions and online activities with other returning professionals.
June 2020 Tuesday 16th June 2020 (Induction), Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th July 2020, Tuesday 22nd September, and then Tuesday 13th October 2020. All sessions begin at 9.30am and end at 4pm.
This module will be taught at our Carlisle (Fusehill Street) campus.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21st April and Thursday 30th April 2020, and the closing date for applications is 6th April 2020.
Once you have successfully completed the Return to Practice programme, the University will notify the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). You will need to complete the necessary documentation in order for your registration to be reactivated.
We have a wide range of opportunities for you to continue your professional development at levels 6 and Masters level 7; please ask your tutor prior to completion of the module.