Midwifery

Introduction to Pre-Registration Midwifery

Midwifery is a distinct health profession.  Midwives work in partnership with women and their familiies to give support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.  It can be incredibly challenging and rewarding.  The profession demandsresponsibility and requires a diverse range of skills and attributes, including being able to work independently, and as part of a multi-professional team.

BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Midwifery is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council   Edge Hill University trains high quality midwives Midwifery 2013 Image 1to uphold the values and standards that have made UK midwives so well regarded across the world.

As a registered midwife there is a wide choice of career destinations, from work in the community, providing service in women’s homes, local clinics, birth centres, children’s centres and GP surgeries.  There is the option to be hospital based (within the NHS or private health care).  There are plenty of opportunities for midwives to work on antenatal, labour and post labour wards, and neonatal units.  Graduates from our programme enjoy excellent employment opportunities working in the North West, throughout the UK, and abroad.  There are also opportunities in education, counselling, research, specialist practitioner roles, and management.

The Faculty of Health and Social Care has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression, and learning resources.

Edge Hill University also offers a wide range of continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities for experienced midwives who want to develop their skills.

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