Midwifery Interviews

Once you have applied for one of our Midwifery courses* and if you have been shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview. 

Interviews will be Online for those wishing to start in September 2023.

What should you expect?  

  • The interview will last around 20 minutes with two members of the Midwifery academic teaching team. 
  • 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).
  • During the interview, you will be asked some questions, and each question will be marked using the NMC 6 Cs. 
  • There are no tests involved in the selection process. 
  • 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.
Top Tips
  • 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 a midwife and how your specific skills and experience to date would support you in this role.
  • 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.)
  • Practice talking about your skills and qualities, giving examples to evidence these. 

Online Interviews

  • Have you downloaded Microsoft Teams ready onto your device? Read our full guidance on ensuring you are set up and ready for your online interview.
  • You’ll be sent a link to your interview on Microsoft Teams via email usually just before your interview time, not far in advance. In this email, there should be a 'Join meeting' link. Just before your interview time, press 'Join meeting'. 
  • Please ensure you have your photographic ID ready, a fully charged device and you have your e-mail account open on this device no later than 10 minutes before your interview time.
  • Ensure you are away from any loud noise or distractions which could interfere with your interview.
  • Click the ‘Join meeting’ link 5-10 minutes before your interview time.  


*Midwifery courses include: BMid (Hons) Midwifery, BMid (Hons) Midwifery with Foundation Year and BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Shortened)