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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, 2009).

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.

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Start in January 2021.How to apply

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

4 years full-time

Start month

September and January

Home fees

2020/2021 fees *

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2021/2022 fees

TBC

* January 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

2021/2022 fees

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.

From the minute I had my interview at Greenwich I knew this is where I wanted to study. The Midwifery lecturers were so supportive and the learning opportunities have been amazing. It has felt like being a part of a big midwifery family.

- Claire Greaves, BSc Hons Midwifery

What you will study

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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.

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).

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

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

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

Teaching

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

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars 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. Scheduled learning activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective 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'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

If you are studying full time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study earns you credits toward your degree. Every credit represents around 10 study hours. So, if you receive 50 hours of scheduled learning activities for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 250 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, 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

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2020/2021 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2021 starters pay the 2020/2021 fees.

2021/2022 fees

TBC

For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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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.

Accommodation pages

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.

Financial support

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

Accommodation pages

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.

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Visit our midwifery subject page.

Placements in London and Kent


Our nursing and midwifery courses are run in partnership with several NHS Trusts, who work with us because of our reputation for teaching excellence. Find out about our placements.

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

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.