Midwife

Midwife

“A midwife acts as an advocate for the woman, working in partnership with her and giving the necessary support, care and advice she needs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period”

A midwife acts as an advocate for the woman, working in partnership with her and giving the necessary support, care and advice she needs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. In this role, you’ll offer support, care and advice and be responsible for facilitating births and providing care for newborns. You’ll become an expert in normal physiological birth and in supporting women through all birth outcomes. The personalised care you’ll provide includes preventative measures, the detection of complications in mother and baby, the promotion of normal birth, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance, and carrying out emergency measures. You’ll have an important role in public health, offering health counselling and education. This work involves antenatal education and preparation for parenthood and may extend to a woman’s health. You’ll provide full antenatal care for women, and offer antenatal and parenting classes to help them prepare for the birth of the baby and to care for it once it has been born. On completion, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree in midwifery.

Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Meet the entry requirements for a level 6 degree as set by the university

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk