You must have a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C/4+ or equivalent (e.g. Key Skills Level 2/ Learn Direct Level 2/ Functional Skills Level 2) in an English-based subject, Maths and Science (Science subject could be Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Psychology; Sociology; Health and Social care)
Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisation
- 112 UCAS points
- A Levels - grades BBC including a Science subject (eg: Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Psychology not including Health and Social Care or Sociology)
- BTEC National Diploma at a D*D*
- BTEC L3 Extended Diploma - grades DMM
- OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades DMM
- CACHE Level 3 Diploma at a B grade
- Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) in a health related subject of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 24 of these Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. You are also required to have achieved 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in a Science based subject within the Access or evidence of GCSE Science at grade C/4+ or equivalent PLUS GCSE English and Maths Grade C/4+ or equivalent
- Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees
- Foundation degrees /HND/ HNC
Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points
We will accept a mix of A levels and BTEC etc. but these must be at the appropriate standard as stipulated on the webpage.
Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will be determined by successful completion of your application.
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).
Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview.
Read further information regarding interview preparation
Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education
Good health and good character are fundamental to being a midwife, and consequently all midwifery students must have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Professional courses are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and all previous convictions, cautions etc. must be declared. You will also require satisfactory health clearance. As students will undertake exposure-prone procedures as part of their training they will be required to have additional screening for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire and General Practitioner Form prior to starting the course; vaccinations will also need to be up-to-date.
During the Midwifery course you will be required to attend placements. When you are asked for your choice of placement area we will endeavour to meet your request however we must emphasise that this cannot be guaranteed and therefore you must ensure you are able to travel to the final placement area you are allocated.
New regulatory standards for midwives were approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in October 2019. The "Future Midwife" standards of proficiency and education set out the knowledge, understanding and competencies that midwives must have in order to safely and effectively practice in the UK. The University will be making changes to its midwifery programmes in light of the new standards and will be seeking approval from the NMC during 2020. We anticipate that the new programmes will run from September 2020/21, subject to NMC approval.
Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes (https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Home-or-Overseas-fees-the-basics) will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom and do not require Tier 4 sponsorship or are in the UK on a Tier 2 visa.
Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.