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How to become a midwife with no qualifications

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Have you always wanted to be a midwife, but didn’t have the right qualifications to get started? If you’re looking for midwifery courses online, then the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) – Midwifery Pathway is for you. Stonebridge’s state-of-the-art learning platform makes our course a convenient alternative to A-Levels. Start a flexible programme that will open up a new career path.

What does a midwife do?

Midwives provide care and support through pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period. Your role will be helping women to make decisions about the care that they receive and offering guidance to new parents. Midwifery is active and varied, with responsibilities including:

  • Monitoring mothers and babies during pregnancy.
  • Assessing programmes of care at a hospital or in the local community.
  • Offering antenatal care.
  • Advising on health and parenting issues.
  • Assisting with labour, including pain management.
  • Working closely with external agencies to ensure that the right support is available.

What qualifications do you need to become a midwife?

You must complete a degree course which has been approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). A university midwifery course lasts three years and you’ll spend time studying, while gaining practical experience. After graduation, you’ll go on to register with the NMC and can then apply for jobs advertised on the NHS website or in the Royal College of Midwives’ journal.

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Why choose a distance learning midwifery course?

Going back to education later in life can be daunting, but completing midwifery courses from home will build your confidence. With dedicated modules on academic writing skills, independent study and putting together assignments, you’ll be prepared for university.

Studying midwifery courses part-time makes it possible to fit assignments around a full-time job and family commitments. Work online, with the support of an experienced tutor, and get to know likeminded learners on your course.

The Access to HE Diploma (Health) – Midwifery Pathway explores topics including:

  • Contemporary health issues.
  • Approaches to health.
  • Human reproduction, growth and development.
  • The roles and responsibilities of health care professionals.

The course will help you to meet midwifery course requirements and successfully apply to university.

Where can you take your career?

Midwives can be based in NHS hospitals, private maternity hospitals, GP surgeries, birth centres or in the community. With experience working as a general midwife, you can go on to specialise in areas such as neonatal intensive care. Midwifery salaries start at £21,000, with senior staff taking home up to £40,000. Clear pathways for progression mean that there are plenty of opportunities to take on more responsibility.

When you’re working as a midwife, no two days will be the same. You might be attending a home birth or training student midwives. It’s a uniquely rewarding role that attracts people from all educational and employment backgrounds. The Access to HE Diploma (Health) – Midwifery Pathway is the start of a fulfilling new career.

 

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80 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Hi I’m interested in becoming a midwife

  2. Amanda says:

    I would like to apply for the midwife course I would like to know if I quilfily for this course and how much this would cost me please

  3. Tt says:

    Hello I’ve a huge ambition to become a midwife.So can u clarify me the exactly what qualifications I need?
    Thank you

  4. Juliana says:

    Plss how do I apply for midwifery

  5. Junior says:

    Hey l also want to be a midwife how do l go about it qualifications and all.

  6. venus Gborplay says:

    I’m out of high school already and I to be a midwife

  7. Rebeka Martin-Stevenson says:

    Hi would you send me more information please.

  8. lorna breen says:

    hi its been my dream to become a midwife. Ive just turned 30 and really want to fullfill my dream and bring life into the world ive always dounted my self with my academic sound of this job roll as im more hands on pratical kind of girl but i believe now im a grown 30 old lady who is so passionate to become a midwife i need not to shy away and go for it look forward to hearing from you kind regards lorna

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Lorna.
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Hi I’m really interested on becoming a midwife I just don’t no were to start

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Elizabeth.
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge.

  10. Eche Obi says:

    I would like to apply for the midwife course But I have a qualification equivalent to a level 2
    Please what advice can you give or the possibilities of me starting

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Eche
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge.

  11. Mary says:

    am really interested, but don’t have any qualification, what do I do

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Mary
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge.

  12. Tracey Seaman says:

    Hello
    I have always wanted to become a midwife but I don’t really know where to start

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Tracey,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge.

  13. Christine Douglas says:

    Hi, I have a bachelor of education degree. I did this in South Africa. I have studied special education needs and I’ve been involved in care for special needs children in the Uk. I would like to study nursing. I didn’t do GCSE but have my A levels equivalent in SA. How do I move forward?

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Christine,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge.

  14. Charlie perkin says:

    Hi I’m really interested in becoming a midwife but I don’t know were to start

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Charlie,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge.

  15. Krysti says:

    Hi,
    Can you please send information on the qualifications I need to start please?

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Krysti,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge.

  16. danielle muncey says:

    I have dreamed of being a midwife since i was 8 im nearly 31 and now feel the time is right how do i go about doing this?

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Danielle,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge

  17. Rosie says:

    I’m interested in this course

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Rosie,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge

  18. Laura says:

    Hi I’m currently working in care but I’ve always dreamed of been a midwife but I don’t no where to start could you lead me in the right direction please

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Laura,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge

  19. Debbie Donald says:

    Hi I am so interested in becoming a midwife, could you please let me know what I need to do and how much it will cost me thank you

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Debbie,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge

  20. Eleanor Rosier says:

    I would like to know how I go about doing midwifery. I am a mother of 5 so if possible to do a part time course how long will it take and where this would take place.

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Eleanor,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge

  21. Kayla says:

    I’ve been wanting to do midwifery for a little while. I have a BTEC level 3 in child care but I don’t have any distinctions, or my maths GCSE. Is there something I can do?

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hey Kayla,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge

  22. Sadie says:

    Hi would I be able to get some more information on this course please? Also how much it would cost? Thank you

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hey Sadie,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge

  23. Sally says:

    Hi I would love to become a midwife but have no qualifications can you help

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Sally,
      If you could provide us with a phone number or email address and let us know an appropriate time, we will get one of our advisers to give you a call back and fill you in on the details.
      Stonebridge

  24. Becky Brownlee says:

    hiya I have always wanted to be a midwife but now I’m 31 and with 4 kids I don’t know where i start, can I have some information please

    • Kate Byrne says:

      If you are happy to provide us with a telephone number and appropriate time, we can have a member of the course advice team contact you regarding this.

  25. Michelle Downing says:

    Hi I would like to become a midwife but don’t have any qualifications I would also like to train to be a nurse please could I have email with the courses you do and prices please thank you

    • Kate Byrne says:

      If you are happy to provide us with a telephone number and appropriate time, we can have a member of the course advice team contact you regarding this.

  26. Scarlet says:

    Hi
    I’m 26 I have no qualifications I’ve always wanted to become a midwife

    • Kate Byrne says:

      If you are happy to provide us with a telephone number and appropriate time, we can have a member of the course advice team contact you regarding this.

  27. Kerry mills says:

    Hi please could you give me some more information on how to apply for this course and if I would be accepted please.

    Thank you

    • Kate Byrne says:

      If you are happy to provide us with a telephone number and appropriate time, we can have a member of the course advice team contact you regarding this.

  28. Kirsty Tambini says:

    Good evening

    I am very interested in becoming a midwife but have no idea where to start. Any advise would be gratefully received

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  29. Natalie Baker says:

    Hi

    Please can i have more information about the course and cost?

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  30. Kat Davies says:

    Good afternoon,
    Can I please have some more details on applying to this course, details, costs, what’s required etc.
    Many thanks

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  31. Sandie says:

    Please can I have some information of how I become a mid wife please, I am 43 with 2 amazing boys of 7 and 12. This has always been my dream and I feel the time is right. Many thanks.

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  32. Marie Middleton says:

    Hi I am interested in becoming a midwife. Can I get a phone call please with the information.

    Thank you
    Marie

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  33. Lisa Allen says:

    Good evening, id like some information on this course.
    Regards lisa

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  34. Samantha Deakin says:

    Hello my name’s Sam I’m 33 I’d like to be a midwife I’ve been bringing up my 10 children for past 16 years never worked didn’t take all GCSEs is it still possible for me to become a midwife and what would I have to do

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  35. Abbie keveren says:

    Hi I would love some details on this please as I am keen to become a midwife ! I am a mum of two small boys and a military wife so at the moment commuting to a college locally wouldn’t be ideal for me atm so I’m looking to go down the online route

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  36. Jodie durrant says:

    Hi. I would like to get more information please!

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  37. Kerry says:

    I am interested in becoming a midwife

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Kerry,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  38. Nicole says:

    I would like to do this course, could I have information on how much it is and if I can qualify. Is this based in a spersifice location. Thank you

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Nicole,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

  39. Amy Hanna says:

    Hi I want to be a midwife
    But what are the entry requirements

    • Kate Byrne says:

      Hello Amy,
      If you could provide us with a telephone number and an appropriate time, we can give you a call to discuss your options.
      Stonebridge.

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