Midwives are caring and understanding individuals, who
need to have a sensitive nature and be willing to look after
women from a range of social and ethnic backgrounds. Good
communication skills are essential in this career as is the need to
be flexible and work with different teams.
The role of a midwife goes much further than delivering
babies. Although the birth itself is at the heart of the process,
midwives also provide support to women, babies, partners and
families from conception right through to the first phase of
post-natal care. A midwife is therefore the main contact for the
You will get the chance to work in maternity units and
experience first hand the care needed to look after pregnant women
and their families. Opportunities exist for you to work in a number
of environments including hospital settings, GP Practices or in the
community. There are a host of learning opportunities, following
registration as a Midwife, and career paths that you will be able
Your course fees are currently paid for by the NHS meaning you
do not need to pay anything towards fees. You may also be eligible
for a means tested bursary whilst on the course.
As a registered midwife you will be able to practice within NHS
hospitals, in community settings or as an independant practitioner.
You may also pursue a career in management, research or
teaching. For more info go to NHS careers.
The courses are split between the theory and practical
skills needed to care for pregnant women, delivering babies,
educating and supporting parents. The courses
available involve experience in all aspects of midwifery
practice, both in community and hospital settings.
If you are a registered midwife looking to further your career,
view our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
For information on short courses contact
University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY
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