Once you have applied for our Midwifery degree or shortened degree course and if you have been shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview.
Interviews will be On-Campus for those wishing to start in 2024.
Please note this information relates to 3-year and 2-year courses only. For our Foundation Year Route, you must attend a Prepare for Foundation (Health) Assessment Day.
What should you expect?
- At the start of the interview, you must show a form of picture ID as proof of who the interviewer is talking to. Acceptable documents include a passport, driving license, college ID badge, etc. (please note we do not accept copies).
- You will undertake a number of activities with other applicants to assess your ability to work collaboratively in group activities.
- You will also attend an interview, which will allow us to learn a little more about you.
- The panel will consist of a member of the teaching team and a second person who may be a practicing midwife, service user, another member of the team, or one of our current student midwives.
- The interview will last approximately 10 minutes, and you will be asked 3 questions.
- One of these questions is listed below to enable you to prepare for the interview:
“What is the Nursing and Midwifery Council and what is its purpose in Midwifery?”
- You will not be asked to present certificates at your interview. Admissions will ask you for these after the interview if you are offered a place.
- Do you know enough about the course you have applied for? Research information about the course, the Nursing and Midwifery Council's 6 core values, and visit our open days where you can come and speak to our staff and students www.wlv.ac.uk/opendays.
- We suggest that you spend some time preparing for your interview and think about both the role of the midwife and how your specific skills and experience to date would support you in this role.
- Undertaking some personal research into the profession and services will help you to be sure that this is the right move for you.
- Practice talking about your skills and qualities, giving examples to evidence these.
- Ensure you have read all the guidance that has been sent to you, have you been requested to bring any additional information with you? (ID etc.)
- Don't forget to check which campus your interview will be based on. This information can be found in your interview e-mail confirmation and on e:Vision.
- Plan your journey- our campuses are well-serviced by public transport. If arriving by car, you may find that some of our campuses will require you to pay for parking. You can find further info on how to find us, here.
- Check out our campus locations and maps to ensure you go to the right building for your interview.
- Please arrive at the Samuel Johnson (WN) Building at our Walsall Campus where you can check-in with a member of staff.