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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

If you dream of becoming a midwife, the Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) will equip you with knowledge you need to apply for a midwifery degree programme. Whilst preparing learners for the challenges of academia, the course will also help students to build a foundation of knowledge in everything from human reproduction to the skeletal system.

Everyday midwives perform the extraordinary job of bringing new life into the world. They regularly develop meaningful relationships with expectant mothers and fathers and provide comfort and reassurance to people when they need it the most. If this sounds like something you could do, studying with Stonebridge could be the perfect option for you.

At Stonebridge, we understand that life is unpredictable and circumstances change. This is why we don’t make our students wait until September to enrol on our online courses. If you want to study with us you can start right away, or at another time that is convenient for you. Our courses have been specially designed to suit people who have been out of formal education for a while. Also, because there are no classes to attend, individuals with family and work commitments can still fit their studies around their schedule. Students are free to finish their qualification in as little as six months or spread their studies out over two years.


How does my Access to HE Diploma work?

Once you have enrolled on your Access to HE Diploma, the rest of the process is pretty self-explanatory. Every student will be provided with a comprehensive set of interactive course materials. Everything we supply is easy to access and easy to understand. As well as this, all of our learners have access to our expert tutors. The tutors we employ are hardworking, approachable and wholly dedicated to student success. If at a student finds themselves struggling or in need of support, they can contact a tutor via phone, email or through our online platform, PEARL.

As this is a distance learning course, students will have to take full responsibility for their own study timetables. This means that they will need to develop the discipline to work independently and learn how to set their own realistic targets. We will also provide you with a learning plan to follow that sets out deadlines to work towards. This may be difficult at first, but with the help of tutors and fellow students, our learners do not take that long to find their feet.

How will my Access to HE Diploma be assessed?

The Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) will be made up of a number of units and assignments. Once you have completed your first assignment to the best of your ability, you should send it back to one of the tutors for marking. Once they have graded the work and offered feedback, you should begin your next piece, drawing on feedback from the past paper. Once all of the assignments have been handed in and marked, Stonebridge will have sufficient evidence to award you with a number of credits. The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). In order to achieve this Access to HE Diploma in midwifery, you must achieve 60 credits in total. You should note that 45 of these credits are taken from graded units which are concerned with academic subject content. The remaining 15 credits are earned via taking ungraded units which are included to help you to develop your study skills.

What happens after my Access to HE Diploma?

When you have finished studying your course, you will be able to apply to university. After successfully completing a university degree, you would be able to start working as a fully qualified midwife. As a practicing midwife you will have plenty of opportunities available to you. These include:

  • Working for the NHS
  • Working in private practice
  • Working overseas
  • Transferring into a different area of healthcare


Are you ready to change your life?

If you are ready to take the next step click on the "ENROL" button below or request a callback from one of our careers advisors for more information


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We’ve tried to make it easy as possible for you to register onto one of our courses. We understand that not everyone always has the cash needed, to pay for their course upfront, at the time when they want to start their course. So we offer different ways to pay to help you spread the cost over a longer period.

We also allow you to choose whether you want to study your course via the traditional paper based method or online study where you have access to all your course materials immediately. When you proceed through the checkout process you will be given the option to select your preferred method of study.

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Stonebridge Associated Colleges Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Consumer Credit License: 673930).

If you opt to study via the paper based method there is an additional postage charge which will be highlighted during the checkout. (Royal Mail First Class = £10 per course or Royal Mail Second Class = £5 per course).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...

You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.

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** All Access to Higher Education Diplomas on the Stonebridge website are delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions.

Dimensions Training Solutions are rated "Good" by Ofsted

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