To apply for this course, you should have:
- at least six months clinical experience as an adult nurse
- a lower second-class honours degree or above
- registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check and Occupational Health clearance.
Months of entry
This course has been specifically designed for experienced adult nurses who are looking to change their career direction and become a midwife.
The course provides a fast track route into midwifery and is completed within an 90 week teaching period.
As a midwife you will be working with families and parents at one of the most important times of their lives. You will be caring for and supporting women and their partners during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.
The Postgraduate Midwifery Diploma (90 week shortened course for Nurses) prepares qualified adult nurses to pursue a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery.
The programme will enable you to develop your skills, professional knowledge and understanding of the midwife's role, understand childbirth and the current issues in midwifery practice. It will provide knowledge and skills on the promotion of health and well-being of childbearing women and their families.
Experience will be gained in all areas of maternity services including community clinics, birthing centres, the antenatal clinic, delivery suite, antenatal/postnatal wards and women's homes. You'll also understand the value and importance of working within a multi-professional team to ensure the best possible outcome for women and babies when complexities arise.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time21 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Health Admissions
- +44 (0)20 7040 5000