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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

This Course at a Glance 

  • 100% online learning 
  • Qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels 
  • Crucial midwifery knowledge 
  • Stepping stone towards degree-level study 
  • Flexible payment options 
  • Nationally recognised qualification 

About Your Diploma 

A Midwife is arguably one of the most important people during an expectant mother’s pregnancy journey. They are the first point of call for support and professional advice, helping the individual make informed decisions over the course of the pregnancy. A Midwife is not only expected to have healthcare knowledge, but they require strong interpersonal skills and the ability to put a mother’s mind at ease. 

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) provides you with comprehensive foundation knowledge of midwifery that will put you in a strong position to study at degree level. The course is a stepping stone towards a potential career in which you will be helping many mothers throughout their pregnancies, as well as the birthing process. 

The roles and responsibilities of a Midwife are varied, with predominant focus being on providing care, support, and healthcare advice to expectant mothers. If you become a qualified Midwife, you will also assist with postnatal care in which you will help the mother learn how to feed and care for their newborn. 

As part of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery), you will learn key principles of various factors, including nutrition, as well as the psychological impact of pregnancy and giving birth. The course is ideal for individuals who are keen to return to education but don’t have the A Levels required to earn a place at university. 

Getting Started 

Learning through Stonebridge Associated Colleges gives you the freedom to study from the comfort of your own home. With the course being taught online, you can tailor your study schedule around your existing commitments. Whether you have young children to look after or work full-time, you can study at a time that fits into your schedule. 

As soon as you enrol, you will have access to all of the course materials you need to complete the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery). Rather than spend all day, every day in a classroom, you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Plus, you will get support from a team of experienced and dedicated tutors. 

Every learner is given an Individual Learning Plan that outlines submission deadlines for assignments, helping you keep on track. You have two years to complete an Access to Higher Education Diploma, but on average, students take around 9-12 months.  

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  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround
  • Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)
  • Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand
  • Interact with your tutors directly during your class
  • Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality
  • Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery), (QAA ref = 40014344), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities.

You must hold Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths, or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma. You also need to have a UK address to enrol.

University Entry Criteria

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted.

In many cases, to get started on healthcare courses at university, you will need:

  • A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade
  • A face-to-face interview at the university
  • Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university
  • Course-related work placements or work experience
  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills, etc.)

It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. learndirect will not be held accountable if completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.

Minimum age restriction

This course is ideally suited to those who have completed full-time education but have not achieved the grades required to get into university.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 9-12 months.

Assessment requirements

A range of assessment methodologies are used, including: academic report, essay, case study analysis, illustrated mind map, illustrated report, worksheet, journal article, portfolio, academic poster, presentation (video and audio recording), revision guide, series of questions, academic writing skills tasks

Exams required

There are no exams included in the assessment of the course.

Membership required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners must be actively studying for a minimum of six months before results can be ratified and certificates ordered. The six month period does not start until you have passed unit 2 of your course and you must be submitting assignments regularly (in line with the deadlines in your Individual Learning Plan) to meet this six month requirement. Certificates can only be issued once your course is paid for in full.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 12-16 weeks from your final assignment being marked and graded, depending on the time of year. You will be provided with regular updates throughout the certification process so that you are fully informed of your individual timeframes.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to interpret specific questions
  • Be able to structure a written response
  • Be able to present the response appropriately for audience and purpose
  • Understand how to organise and apply information in their academic writing

Unit 2: Reading and Note Making

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand the use of language in terms of the purpose and context of a range of texts
  • Be able to use methods for developing notes from a range of sources

Unit 3: Exploring Healthcare Communication

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the main methods of communication
  • Understand the barriers to communication
  • Understand the value of developing good communication skills within the context of the health service
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and record keeping

Unit 4: Exploring the Structure and Function of Cells

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand cellular structure and organisation
  • Understand cellular activity
  • Understand the cell cycle

Unit 5: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the key concepts related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Understand key legislation and regulations related to EDI healthcare
  • Understand how EDI issues are managed in healthcare settings

Unit 6: Human Reproduction Growth and Development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the human reproductive system
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive system throughout life
  • Understand the sequence of events from conception to childbirth

Unit 7: Professionalism and Multidisciplinary Teams

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of changes to the roles and responsibilities of a chosen health care professional
  • Understand regulation as a chosen health care professional
  • Understand the multidisciplinary team working in a chosen health care

Unit 8: Nutrition and Digestion

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of a balanced diet
  • Understand the structure and function of the human digestive system

Unit 9: Perspectives in Psychology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different psychological perspectives
  • Understand the differences between alternative psychological perspectives
  • Understand the application of psychological perspectives to contemporary issues in psychology

Unit 10: Human Musculoskeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the human skeleton and how it relates to locomotion
  • Know how muscles contract
  • Understand the development of bone

Unit 11: Fetal Development, Monitoring and Intervention

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the development of a healthy embryo and fetus
  • Understand antenatal fetal monitoring methods before labour
  • Understand the monitoring of the fetus during labour
  • Understand the detection and possible interventions of specific fetal disorders and disabilities
  • Understand the process of miscarriage and termination

Unit 12: Endocrine System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terms hormone and endocrine gland
  • Understand homeostasis and feedback mechanisms
  • Understand the action of hormones

Unit 13: Pregnancy and Health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the development, diagnosis and care of gestational diabetes
  • Understand development, diagnosis, monitoring and potential risks of pre-eclampsia
  • Understand the dangers of substance misuse in pregnancy

Unit 14: Hormone Regulation of Human Reproduction and Development

On the completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the hormonal influence in the sequence of events from conception to childbirth
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive system and different stages of life

Unit 15: Early Attachment and Development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of early relationships in child development
  • Understand explanations of the development of individual differences

Unit 16: Infection and Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the contributions of Snow, Semmelweiss, Pasteur, Jenner and Koch to the understanding of infectious disease
  • Understand how the human body responds to infection
  • Understand the cause and transmission of different pathogens
  • Understand how infections can be prevented by vaccination
  • Understand the mechanism of action of antibiotics

Unit 17: The Cause and Control of Disease

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand categories and causes of human disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of a named disease
  • Understand measures for disease prevention

At the end of each unit, you will have an assignment to complete. After submitting your assignment, you will receive feedback from your tutor, giving you guidance and advice that will help you progress through to the next unit. 

To achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery), you will need a total of 60 credits, with 45 coming from graded units containing academic knowledge. The remaining 15 will come from ungraded units, such as study skills. 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £96.00).
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  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

This Course at a Glance 

  • 100% online learning 
  • Qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels 
  • Crucial midwifery knowledge 
  • Stepping stone towards degree-level study 
  • Flexible payment options 
  • Nationally recognised qualification 

About Your Diploma 

A Midwife is arguably one of the most important people during an expectant mother’s pregnancy journey. They are the first point of call for support and professional advice, helping the individual make informed decisions over the course of the pregnancy. A Midwife is not only expected to have healthcare knowledge, but they require strong interpersonal skills and the ability to put a mother’s mind at ease. 

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) provides you with comprehensive foundation knowledge of midwifery that will put you in a strong position to study at degree level. The course is a stepping stone towards a potential career in which you will be helping many mothers throughout their pregnancies, as well as the birthing process. 

The roles and responsibilities of a Midwife are varied, with predominant focus being on providing care, support, and healthcare advice to expectant mothers. If you become a qualified Midwife, you will also assist with postnatal care in which you will help the mother learn how to feed and care for their newborn. 

As part of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery), you will learn key principles of various factors, including nutrition, as well as the psychological impact of pregnancy and giving birth. The course is ideal for individuals who are keen to return to education but don’t have the A Levels required to earn a place at university. 

Getting Started 

Learning through Stonebridge Associated Colleges gives you the freedom to study from the comfort of your own home. With the course being taught online, you can tailor your study schedule around your existing commitments. Whether you have young children to look after or work full-time, you can study at a time that fits into your schedule. 

As soon as you enrol, you will have access to all of the course materials you need to complete the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery). Rather than spend all day, every day in a classroom, you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Plus, you will get support from a team of experienced and dedicated tutors. 

Every learner is given an Individual Learning Plan that outlines submission deadlines for assignments, helping you keep on track. You have two years to complete an Access to Higher Education Diploma, but on average, students take around 9-12 months.  

Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery), (QAA ref = 40014344), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities.

Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to interpret specific questions
  • Be able to structure a written response
  • Be able to present the response appropriately for audience and purpose
  • Understand how to organise and apply information in their academic writing

Unit 2: Reading and Note Making

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand the use of language in terms of the purpose and context of a range of texts
  • Be able to use methods for developing notes from a range of sources

Unit 3: Exploring Healthcare Communication

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the main methods of communication
  • Understand the barriers to communication
  • Understand the value of developing good communication skills within the context of the health service
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and record keeping

Unit 4: Exploring the Structure and Function of Cells

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand cellular structure and organisation
  • Understand cellular activity
  • Understand the cell cycle

Unit 5: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the key concepts related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Understand key legislation and regulations related to EDI healthcare
  • Understand how EDI issues are managed in healthcare settings

Unit 6: Human Reproduction Growth and Development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the human reproductive system
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive system throughout life
  • Understand the sequence of events from conception to childbirth

Unit 7: Professionalism and Multidisciplinary Teams

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of changes to the roles and responsibilities of a chosen health care professional
  • Understand regulation as a chosen health care professional
  • Understand the multidisciplinary team working in a chosen health care

Unit 8: Nutrition and Digestion

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of a balanced diet
  • Understand the structure and function of the human digestive system

Unit 9: Perspectives in Psychology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different psychological perspectives
  • Understand the differences between alternative psychological perspectives
  • Understand the application of psychological perspectives to contemporary issues in psychology

Unit 10: Human Musculoskeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the human skeleton and how it relates to locomotion
  • Know how muscles contract
  • Understand the development of bone

Unit 11: Fetal Development, Monitoring and Intervention

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the development of a healthy embryo and fetus
  • Understand antenatal fetal monitoring methods before labour
  • Understand the monitoring of the fetus during labour
  • Understand the detection and possible interventions of specific fetal disorders and disabilities
  • Understand the process of miscarriage and termination

Unit 12: Endocrine System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terms hormone and endocrine gland
  • Understand homeostasis and feedback mechanisms
  • Understand the action of hormones

Unit 13: Pregnancy and Health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the development, diagnosis and care of gestational diabetes
  • Understand development, diagnosis, monitoring and potential risks of pre-eclampsia
  • Understand the dangers of substance misuse in pregnancy

Unit 14: Hormone Regulation of Human Reproduction and Development

On the completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the hormonal influence in the sequence of events from conception to childbirth
  • Understand how hormones regulate the reproductive system and different stages of life

Unit 15: Early Attachment and Development

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of early relationships in child development
  • Understand explanations of the development of individual differences

Unit 16: Infection and Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the contributions of Snow, Semmelweiss, Pasteur, Jenner and Koch to the understanding of infectious disease
  • Understand how the human body responds to infection
  • Understand the cause and transmission of different pathogens
  • Understand how infections can be prevented by vaccination
  • Understand the mechanism of action of antibiotics

Unit 17: The Cause and Control of Disease

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand categories and causes of human disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of a named disease
  • Understand measures for disease prevention

At the end of each unit, you will have an assignment to complete. After submitting your assignment, you will receive feedback from your tutor, giving you guidance and advice that will help you progress through to the next unit. 

To achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery), you will need a total of 60 credits, with 45 coming from graded units containing academic knowledge. The remaining 15 will come from ungraded units, such as study skills. 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £96.00).
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