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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Midwifery (Degree Apprenticeship)

Take an exciting new route into midwifery and join a cohort of midwifery apprentices employed in London and the South East.

Applications and recruitment for the Midwifery Degree Apprenticeship are undertaken by our Partner Trusts, not the university. Applicants should agree in advance with their employer Education/Apprenticeship Lead, for which course they will be applying for. For further enquiries, employers will need to contact apprenticeships@gre.ac.uk.

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

Most NHS Trusts only accept internal candidates who have completed a minimum of 12 months service prior to an application being made.

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.

You will emerge with the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours to practise as a registered midwife and register with the NMC. This course is based on the NMC Standards (NMC,2019) and the apprenticeship standard ST0948 listed on the Institute for Apprenticeships website. The course also leads to a bachelor's degree (BSc Hons).

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

Duration

3 - 4 years full-time

Start month

September; January

Fees information

For fee information related to this course, please see fees section below.

What you should know about this course

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022)
  • Recruitment is undertaken by the NHS Trusts and not the university
  • You will need to apply through your employer as they will be funding your apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeships are offered by many NHS Trusts across London and the South East
  • When you complete the course and end point assessment, you will be eligible to register with the NMC.

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.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will need:

  • Mathematics and English GCSE grade A-C/9-4 or recognised equivalents
  • Transferable skills and readiness to study at the undergraduate level
  • Two years of employment in a relevant health or social care setting

For enquiries please contact apprenticeships@greenwich.ac.uk

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

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

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

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and 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.

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

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

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