If you would like to study to become a midwife at university but left school without the qualifications you need, then this Access to HE course could be for you. Each year, over 20,000 Access to HE students apply for a degree course at a UK university; if you go onto complete a relevant degree at university, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off by Student Finance England.
This course will help you get the qualifications you need to study midwifery, or a related course, at university. The key areas covered are midwifery studies, psychology, health science and sociology.
You will learn study skills such as note taking, essay writing, reading and research, preparation for exams and oral presentation.
You will be supported throughout the course by a personal tutor who will also give you guidance in applying for Higher Education courses.
From September 2020, degree-level nursing and midwifery students will have access to an annual grant of between £5,000 to £8,000, to help with living costs. The grant is non means tested and will not need to be repaid.
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All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
Please note that applicants for a degree in Midwifery are expected to have significant experience of voluntary or paid work in a healthcare setting.
This course is assessed through coursework assignments, tests and examinations throughout the course, which are set and marked by your teachers and externally moderated by OCN London.
Assessment is continuous over the whole year and is based on a number of set pieces of work such as essays, projects, presentations and tests.
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Once you have completed your Access to HE course, you can progress to a Higher Education degree at a university or college.
You should check requirements for specific degree courses - different Higher Education institutions may have different entry requirements for similar courses.