Our Guide to Becoming a Midwife
Midwifery is one of the most rewarding jobs in the healthcare sector. You get to play an important part in bringing new life into the world. Arguably, having a child is one of the most life-changing experiences a person can go through. Would you like to guide them through this incredible journey? If so, take your first steps towards becoming a Midwife.
So, how do you become a Midwife? Is it difficult? Can I do it without A Levels? These are some of the questions you’re probably asking yourself. Well, with the help of learndirect, you can get the answers to these questions and progress towards a midwifery career.
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What Does a Midwife Do?
- Early stages of the postnatal period
Your Day-to-Day Tasks
- Provide full antenatal care
- Monitor expectant mothers
- Identify high-risk pregnancies
- Give support during labour and the birthing process
- Teach new mothers how to feed, bathe, and care for their newborn
How Much Does a Midwife Earn?
- Newly qualified Midwives (Band 5) - £25,655 per annum
- Experienced Midwives (Band 6) – from £32,306 to £39,027
- Senior level Midwives (Band 7) – from £40,057 to £45,839
How to Become a Midwife Without Going to University
To work as a Midwife, you need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means you need to complete a midwifery degree approved by the NMC. You are probably already aware that you need A Levels to get to university, but what if you don’t have them? Don’t worry, you can still become a Midwife, UK learners!
- History of the National Health Service
- Human Reproduction, Growth and Development
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Midwife
- Mental Health and Illness
- 100% online learning – Study midwifery from the comfort of your own home! Without classroom restrictions, you can make your way through the course in your own time and at a pace that suits you. Plus, you have the flexibility to study around your existing commitments
- Individual Learning Plan – To help keep you on track of your midwifery studies, we will give you an Individual Learning Plan, which will outline the submission deadlines for your assignments
- No exams – Unlike traditional learning, you can achieve your Access to Higher Education Diploma without having to take an exam. Instead, you will be tasked with a series of assignments based on the units covered
- Get university ready within 1 year – To study A Levels traditionally, you would have to commit two years of your life to studies. With our Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery), you can gain the equivalent of 3 A Levels in less than a year! In fact, most of our learners complete the course in 9-12 months, but you do have a full two years to make your way through it