On this midwifery 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.
NHS placements are available with North Cumbria Integrated Care (Carlisle, Whitehaven and Penrith), University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay (Lancaster, Barrow and Kendal), Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (Preston and Chorley), as well as in the surrounding community areas. Places are limited for Blackpool and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, and priority will be given to students who live close to these areas.
In addition, 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. You will also 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 will...
- 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.
- Become eligible to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You'll be recognised as a safe and competent midwife ready for employment.
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