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Midwifery (Degree Apprenticeship)

Take an exciting new route into midwifery and join a cohort of midwifery apprentices employed in London and the South East. Study at the university voted top for nursing and midwifery in 2019.

This four-year Midwifery Degree Apprenticeship includes study at the university campus alongside practice-based learning and employment time in your Trust.

You will emerge with the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours to practise as a registered midwife and register with the NMC. The course is based on the NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education (NMC, 2019).

This is the first programme of its kind and it is being supported by Health Education England. Your fees are paid by the employing Trust's apprenticeship levy and you will be paid the equivalent of a maternity support worker for the duration of the course.

The course leads to a bachelor's degree (BSc Hons) over either three or four years of study at university and in the workplace. Please note that the 3-year course is full-time throughout the course. The four-year course is full-time in years one and two, part-time in years three and four.

Applicants should agree in advance with their employer Education/Apprenticeship Lead which course they will be applying for.

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Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

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Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

  • 3 - 4 years full-time

Start month

September; January

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What you should know about this course

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).
  • Be a pioneer for an exciting pilot course into midwifery supported by Health Education England.
  • Apprenticeship places are available in Trusts across London and the South East.
  • When you complete the course and end-point assessment, you’ll able to register with the NMC and the Institute for Apprentices.

How apprenticeships work


Study for a degree and gain valuable experience without leaving your job or paying any fees.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97% of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

96 UCAS points

FROM A-levels, BTEC National Diploma or equivalent qualifications listed in the UCAS tariff tables.
PLUS a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above, including English language and mathematics.

OR

An Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits
OF WHICH 45 must be at Level 3 and the rest at Level 2 or 3 (including English language and mathematics GCSE equivalents at Level 2 or 3).
A minimum of 30 Level 3 credits must be achieved at Merit or Distinction.

OR

NVQ Level 3 or Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 3).
PLUS GCSE English language at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications (such as the University of Greenwich Academic Skills course* or Key Skills in literacy at Level 2) and mathematics grade C or above or equivalent qualifications (such as Key Skills in numeracy at Level 2).

OR

A foundation degree.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for one-to-one time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community. Our Midwifery Society won the University of Greenwich Student Society of the Year Award in 2018.

Overall workload

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory practicals
  • 1-1 tutorials

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

We want to keep costs to a minimum and ensure our Health and Social care students get the best experience possible. To support our students, we offer a package that includes:

  • Free Occupational Health costs, including immunisations
  • Full uniform set.

However, further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body at the end of the course may incur further costs.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

We are proud of our strong links with placement providers. Our placements are in a variety of settings, from women's homes to hospital placements and community clinics. You will also get the opportunity to care for women giving birth at home, in birth centres and in labour wards.

When on placement you will be allocated a practice supervisor who will support your learning and development on placement. You will also be assigned a practice assessor who will complete the formal assessment of your practice learning.

How long is my placement?

You will work in your employing Trust for the duration of your 4-year programme, although this may be in a different hospital to the one in which you have been working.

You will explore the fundamental clinical and interpersonal skills needed for midwifery. The emphasis will be on uncomplicated pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, and on supporting women through a normal life event. You will be encouraged to appreciate women's experiences in the context of their own lives.

Years 3 and 4 focus on care for women whose pregnancies become complicated.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful completion of this course will equip you to work as a Registered Midwife in various settings, such as the hospital and community, and progress your career in midwifery. You will develop a wide range of transferable skills which will enhance your career development and progression.

Employment opportunities exist in midwifery in institutional and community settings and also in research, management and education.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Midwifery at the University of Greenwich

Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to be a registered midwife under the guidance of an award-winning midwifery team that gets top marks from students in satisfaction surveys. Midwifery students on courses from September 2020 may benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back.

Visit our midwifery subject page.

Become a midwife


Sally, our midwifery student, shares her experience on the course.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.