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Access to Midwifery

1. Qualification detail

2. Course description

This course is ideal for those who would like to progress to a Higher Education course in the field of health care, in particular Midwifery. The key modules for this pathway are: Midwifery Studies, Psychology, Health Science and Sociology. You will learn study skills such as note taking, essay writing, reading and research, preparation for exams and oral presentation. This course is ideal for those who would like to progress to a Higher Education course in the field of health care, in particular Midwifery. The key modules for this pathway are: Midwifery Studies, Psychology, Health Science and Sociology. You will learn study skills such as note taking, essay writing, reading and research, preparation for exams and oral presentation. The list below shows the range of units normally offered on the programme. The units offered are reviewed periodically to meet the interests and progression aims of the students on the course and may change slightly. •Biology - The Blood, The Reproductive System, Human Biology, Nutrition, Digestion and Excretion, The Cardiovascular System, Cells, Human Tissues and Systems and Human Physiology • Midwifery Studies - Role of the Health & Social Care Profession, Role of the Midwife in Antenatal Care, Post-natal care of Mother and Baby and Role of the Midwife during labour and birth • Study Skills - Essay Writing, Reading and Comprehension of text, Report Writing, Finding and Reading Information, Writing and Delivering Seminar papers. All units are Level 3. To pass the Diploma you must achieve 60 credits.

3. Entry requirements

Universities require learners to have GCSEs and are expected to have experience of voluntary or paid work in a health care setting to progress onto a degree in midwifery To join an Access course, students must already have either their GCSE Maths or GCSE English (or both at grade A*-C). If you need to achieve either your GCSE Maths or English qualifications, we will enrol you on this when you join the Access course and you will study this GCSE as you also study for your Access course. Please note that this is a very demanding course, equivalent to an A-Level programme, so you will need to have a good level of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade A-C standard) in order to succeed. You will have an initial assessment to assess your suitability for the course. If successful, you will be invited for an interview. If you are not quite ready for the Access course we may offer you another course that will prepare you for the Access course.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

7. Other dates or venues

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