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Midwives deliver, or assist in the delivery of babies, provide antenatal and postnatal care and advise parents on baby care. They work with other healthcare professionals, and advise on and teach midwifery practice.


Median Salary

New workers start around £31,581. Normal pay is £43,303 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £59,586.

Daily Tasks

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Science
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

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Nursing and Midwifery Access To Higher Education

If you have a passion for health and care, but need the right qualifications to progress - this Access to HE Nursing and Midwifery course is for you. 

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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