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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.
In Year 1, you study the anatomy and physiology of body systems and pregnancy, plus midwifery and the care available for women and their families.
In Year 2, your increasing knowledge of the evidence base will continue. There is a focus on maternity-related complications and medical disorders in pregnancy and childbirth.  
In Year 3, you will develop as an accountable practitioner with the competencies for admission to the professional register.

On successful completion of the course you receive a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree and you can register as a midwife on the NMC professional register.

Course overview 

The course is delivered in partnership with the University of Chester. The theory element consisting of 50% of the course will be delivered in Chester. The practical element and remaining 50% will be carried out in Jersey.

You will have all of your placements in Jersey. While in clinical practice in Jersey, you'll be supported by a named Practice Education Facilitator. They act as a link with the 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 mentors and other health professionals. During clinical practice, you work day, night, weekday and weekend shifts. 


Theory assessments include:

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

Qualified practitioners, known as mentors, assess practice in a clinical environment. They use skills assessments, structured examinations and assessment of professional behaviour. All assessment meets NMC 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. 

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

​Standard or qualification
​Points / grade
​Typical entry
​120 UCAS points
​GCE A level
​A minimum of 120 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent, including Biology, Human Biology or Applied Science
Typical offer – BBC / BBB
​BTEC National Extended / Diploma in Applied Science (not Forensic Science) DMM-DDM

Other BTEC Extended / Diploma subjects will be considered (merit/distinction profile) but must be combined with A level Biology, Human Biology or Applied Science

We don't accept Health and Social Care in place of Biology
​QAA recognised access to HE Diploma must include a biology / health sciences module
45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be achieved in (Level 3) Biology, Human Biology or Science
All 15 credits must be at distinction grade and the remaining 30 at merit grade

​International baccalaureate
​28 points including 5 in higher level biology

Pay and costs

The degree costs £9,250 per year. This may increase in line with inflation.

You need to pay for your flights and accomodation when travelling to Chester. You're not paid a wage whilst training.

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 Midwifery Pre-Registration Team

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