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Midwifery degree programme: Pre registration

About this course

This 3-year full-time course provides the fundamentals to becoming a dynamic, compassionate and competent midwife.

You will study the anatomy and physiology of body systems and pregnancy, plus midwifery care for women and their families.

As your increasing knowledge of the evidence base continues, there will be a focus on maternity-related complications and medical disorders in pregnancy and childbirth.  

You will also develop as an accountable practitioner with the competencies for admission to the professional register. On successful completion of the course you receive a Bachelor degree and you can register as a midwife on the NMC professional register.

Course overview 

The course consists of 50% theory and 50% practice.

While in clinical practice, you will be supported by a named Practice Education Facilitator. They act as a link with the partnering University and with colleagues in various clinical settings. 

The course management and organisation is split equally between theory and practice. 

The theory is classroom based, with skills taught within the skills laboratory. 

The practice is where you will work with your supervisors, assessors and other health professionals. During clinical practice, you work day, night, weekday and weekend shifts. 


Theory assessments can include:

  • examinations
  • essays
  • critical incidents
  • reflections on practice
  • presentations
  • case studies

Qualified practitioners, known as supervisors and assessors, assess practice in the clinical environment. They use skills assessments, structured examinations, and assessment of professional behaviour. All assessment meets Nursing and Midwifery Council criteria.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course:

  • you must be resident on the Island for 5 years before the course begins. 
  • you must have English and Mathematics at GCSE grade C or above.
  • you must have undertaken some form of recent academic study within the last 5 years, regardless of qualifications. This is to ensure your study skills are up to date in preparation for university study.

Level 2 key skills / functional skills are not usually accepted by Universities. The only equivalent considered is Access to Higher Education GCSE equivalent units. A maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS levels are accepted.

Typical entry criteria is:

​Standard or qualification
​Points / grade

​Typical entry

​112 UCAS points

​GCE A level

​112 points. Typical offer BCC, BBC


​BTEC Extended Diploma, DMM
BTEC Diploma, D*D*

​Irish / Scottish Highers

​grades BBBB

​International baccalaureate

​26 points


​OCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma, D*D*

Pay and costs

There are fees payable to the partnering UK University for admission onto a midwifery degree, as well as travel and accommodation costs. You are not paid a wage whilst training. 

On successful completion of the course, you receive a baccalaureate degree from the partnering University and are eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Midwife.

For advice on the financial support available to you, email student finance or call +44 (0) 1534 449450.

Find out more about degree courses and financial help

How to apply

To apply for this course email the Pre-Registration Team

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