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Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

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  • Accreditation by Open College Network West Midlands
  • 18 units
  • 600 notional learning hours

Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

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 most. If this sounds like something you could do then this diploma could be the perfect option for you.

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

Life is unpredictable, and circumstances change, which is why you may not want to wait until September to enrol on an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery). If you want to study you can start right away, or at another time that is convenient for you. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) has been specifically designed to suit people who have been out of the formal education system for a while. Because there are no classes to attend, individuals with family and work commitments can still fulfil their career ambitions by fitting their studies around their schedule. On average student take between 8-9 months to finish their diploma (with the maximum time allowed to complete your diploma being 2 years).


How does an online Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) 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 learning materials. Everything supplied is simple to access and easy to understand. As well as this, all learners have access to our expert tutors. These tutors are hardworking, approachable and wholly dedicated to student success. If a student finds themselves struggling or in need of support, they can contact a tutor via phone, email or through our online learning platform: PEARL.

As this is a distance learning programme, students will have to take full responsibility of their own study timetables. This means they will need to develop the discipline to work independently and learn how to set their own realistic targets. Learners will also be provided 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, learners find their feet quickly.


How will my Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) 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 previous paper. Once all of the assignments have been handed in and marked, you will have sufficient evidence to be awarded with a number of credits.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification that is fully regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). In order to achieve this diploma, 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 develop your study skills.

 

What happens after I complete my Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)?

Once you have completed your diploma, you will be able to apply for a university course. After successfully completing your university degree, you will be able to start working as a fully qualified midwife.

A practicing midwife has plenty of opportunities available to them. These include:

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

Qualification: Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref:40006669). This course has also been assigned 60 credits.

Requirements for Entry

Learners must have a GCSE in maths and english (or an equivalent), a relevant NVQ at level 2 or above and aspire to study a healthcare related degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely accepted as an alternative to ‘A Levels’ for university admission. The programmes have a track record of success in helping students to gain admission to university.

Learners taking this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) should, however, be aware that universities apply their own admissions criteria, and that these can vary broadly depending on reputation, popularity and the specific degree programme relating to the area of interest.

These ‘variable’ admission criteria may include but are not limited to:

  1. Achievement of a certain amount of Access to HE Diploma units at Merit or above.
  2. Successful completion of a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments by the university.
  4. Completion of specific unpaid ‘work experience’ or a previous ‘job role’.
  5. Prior attainment of GCSE English and/or Maths, Science or equivalents, such as Functional/Key Skills at Level 2, NVQ certificate in a related subject at Level 2 etc..

It is vitally important that you investigate a range of universities and their entry requirements in order to determine if this Access to HE Diploma meets the entry requirements.

Whilst we have the fullest confidence that this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is compliant and sufficient as part of a university application, Stonebridge Associated Colleges will not accept any liability for a students inability to secure an offer from a higher education establishment due to the ‘variables’ involved.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

 

 

Unit 1: Preparing To Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

 

Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
  • Know how to interpret and discuss concepts and debates in responding to a set, academic writing task.
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.
  • Understand the role of reference, allusion and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.

 

Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.

 

Unit 4: Cell Biology  

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cell.
  • Understand cellular metabolism.
  • Understand how cells grow and divide.

 

Unit 5:  The History of the National Health Service

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the reasons for the rise in public provision of health care between the mid19th century and 1948.
  • Understand the background to and the founding principles of the National Health Service as part of the introduction of the Welfare State.
  • Understand the political trends which have shaped the National Health Service since 1948.
  • Understand the ethos of the contemporary National Health Service.

 

Unit 6: Human Reproduction, Growth & Development 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the human reproductive system, in particular its structure and function.
  • Understand how the reproductive tract is regulated by hormones throughout life.
  • Understand the sequence of events starting from conception through to puberty.

 

Unit 7: The Role of the Midwife in Antenatal

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a midwife’s roles and responsibilities within the antenatal period.
  • Understand the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in midwifery regulation, concerning the antenatal period.

 

Unit 8: Introduction to Psychology   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of research in psychology
  • Understand the main approaches in psychology.
  • Understand ethical issues in psychological research.

 

Unit 9: Human Nutrition & The Digestive System  

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and functions of the organs of the digestive system.
  • Understand nutrients and their sources.
  • Understand how diet may influence health.

 

Unit 10: The Role of the Midwife in Intrapartum Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the midwife in relation to the intrapartum period.
  • Understanding midwifery regulation, specifically the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council concerning the intrapartum period.

 

Unit 11:  Social Factors in Health Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand sociological factors influencing the relationships between patients and health professionals.
  • Understand the role of social motivational factors in health and ill health.
  • Understand the significance of social support networks in health care and maintenance.

 

Unit 12: The Human Musculo-skeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terminology relating to anatomy.
  • Understand the skeletal system and locomotion.
  • Understand the muscular system.

 

Unit 13: The Role of the Midwife in Postnatal Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the midwife in relation to the postnatal period.
  • Understand midwifery regulation, specifically the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council concerning the postnatal period.

 

Unit 14: Human Disease & Prevention   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the categories and causes of disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of commonly occurring diseases/conditions.
  • Understand preventative measures for a chosen disease or condition.

 

Unit 15: Approaches to Health   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how definitions of health and ill health are socially constructed.
  • Understand different explanatory models of health and ill health.
  • Understand the different ways in which people respond to illness.
  • Understand contrasting sociological perspectives on health.

 

Unit 16: Cell Division & Heredity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of cell division.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of heredity and genetic variation.

 

Unit 17: The Brain & Nervous System   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the major sub divisions of the nervous system.
  • Understand the structure and function of glial cells and neurons.

 

Unit 18: Human Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand non-specific defences against disease.
  • Understand specific immunity and the immune response.
  • Understand the biology of vaccination.
  • Understand how immune sensitivity may cause ill-health.
  • Understand the formation of covalent bonds.

 

Unit 19: Equality and Diversity within Health Care   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand equality and diversity within health care.
  • Understand the rights of the individual in a health care setting.
  • Understand the impact of equality and diversity legislation for health care.

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).

Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

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 most. If this sounds like something you could do then this diploma could be the perfect option for you.

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

Life is unpredictable, and circumstances change, which is why you may not want to wait until September to enrol on an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery). If you want to study you can start right away, or at another time that is convenient for you. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) has been specifically designed to suit people who have been out of the formal education system for a while. Because there are no classes to attend, individuals with family and work commitments can still fulfil their career ambitions by fitting their studies around their schedule. On average student take between 8-9 months to finish their diploma (with the maximum time allowed to complete your diploma being 2 years).


How does an online Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) 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 learning materials. Everything supplied is simple to access and easy to understand. As well as this, all learners have access to our expert tutors. These tutors are hardworking, approachable and wholly dedicated to student success. If a student finds themselves struggling or in need of support, they can contact a tutor via phone, email or through our online learning platform: PEARL.

As this is a distance learning programme, students will have to take full responsibility of their own study timetables. This means they will need to develop the discipline to work independently and learn how to set their own realistic targets. Learners will also be provided 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, learners find their feet quickly.


How will my Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) 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 previous paper. Once all of the assignments have been handed in and marked, you will have sufficient evidence to be awarded with a number of credits.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification that is fully regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). In order to achieve this diploma, 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 develop your study skills.

 

What happens after I complete my Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)?

Once you have completed your diploma, you will be able to apply for a university course. After successfully completing your university degree, you will be able to start working as a fully qualified midwife.

A practicing midwife has plenty of opportunities available to them. These include:

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

Qualification: Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref:40006669). This course has also been assigned 60 credits.

Requirements for Entry

Learners must have a GCSE in maths and english (or an equivalent), a relevant NVQ at level 2 or above and aspire to study a healthcare related degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely accepted as an alternative to ‘A Levels’ for university admission. The programmes have a track record of success in helping students to gain admission to university.

Learners taking this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) should, however, be aware that universities apply their own admissions criteria, and that these can vary broadly depending on reputation, popularity and the specific degree programme relating to the area of interest.

These ‘variable’ admission criteria may include but are not limited to:

  1. Achievement of a certain amount of Access to HE Diploma units at Merit or above.
  2. Successful completion of a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments by the university.
  4. Completion of specific unpaid ‘work experience’ or a previous ‘job role’.
  5. Prior attainment of GCSE English and/or Maths, Science or equivalents, such as Functional/Key Skills at Level 2, NVQ certificate in a related subject at Level 2 etc..

It is vitally important that you investigate a range of universities and their entry requirements in order to determine if this Access to HE Diploma meets the entry requirements.

Whilst we have the fullest confidence that this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is compliant and sufficient as part of a university application, Stonebridge Associated Colleges will not accept any liability for a students inability to secure an offer from a higher education establishment due to the ‘variables’ involved.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

 

 

Unit 1: Preparing To Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

 

Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
  • Know how to interpret and discuss concepts and debates in responding to a set, academic writing task.
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.
  • Understand the role of reference, allusion and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.

 

Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.

 

Unit 4: Cell Biology  

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cell.
  • Understand cellular metabolism.
  • Understand how cells grow and divide.

 

Unit 5:  The History of the National Health Service

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the reasons for the rise in public provision of health care between the mid19th century and 1948.
  • Understand the background to and the founding principles of the National Health Service as part of the introduction of the Welfare State.
  • Understand the political trends which have shaped the National Health Service since 1948.
  • Understand the ethos of the contemporary National Health Service.

 

Unit 6: Human Reproduction, Growth & Development 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the human reproductive system, in particular its structure and function.
  • Understand how the reproductive tract is regulated by hormones throughout life.
  • Understand the sequence of events starting from conception through to puberty.

 

Unit 7: The Role of the Midwife in Antenatal

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a midwife’s roles and responsibilities within the antenatal period.
  • Understand the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in midwifery regulation, concerning the antenatal period.

 

Unit 8: Introduction to Psychology   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of research in psychology
  • Understand the main approaches in psychology.
  • Understand ethical issues in psychological research.

 

Unit 9: Human Nutrition & The Digestive System  

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and functions of the organs of the digestive system.
  • Understand nutrients and their sources.
  • Understand how diet may influence health.

 

Unit 10: The Role of the Midwife in Intrapartum Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the midwife in relation to the intrapartum period.
  • Understanding midwifery regulation, specifically the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council concerning the intrapartum period.

 

Unit 11:  Social Factors in Health Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand sociological factors influencing the relationships between patients and health professionals.
  • Understand the role of social motivational factors in health and ill health.
  • Understand the significance of social support networks in health care and maintenance.

 

Unit 12: The Human Musculo-skeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terminology relating to anatomy.
  • Understand the skeletal system and locomotion.
  • Understand the muscular system.

 

Unit 13: The Role of the Midwife in Postnatal Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the midwife in relation to the postnatal period.
  • Understand midwifery regulation, specifically the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council concerning the postnatal period.

 

Unit 14: Human Disease & Prevention   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the categories and causes of disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of commonly occurring diseases/conditions.
  • Understand preventative measures for a chosen disease or condition.

 

Unit 15: Approaches to Health   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how definitions of health and ill health are socially constructed.
  • Understand different explanatory models of health and ill health.
  • Understand the different ways in which people respond to illness.
  • Understand contrasting sociological perspectives on health.

 

Unit 16: Cell Division & Heredity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of cell division.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of heredity and genetic variation.

 

Unit 17: The Brain & Nervous System   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the major sub divisions of the nervous system.
  • Understand the structure and function of glial cells and neurons.

 

Unit 18: Human Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand non-specific defences against disease.
  • Understand specific immunity and the immune response.
  • Understand the biology of vaccination.
  • Understand how immune sensitivity may cause ill-health.
  • Understand the formation of covalent bonds.

 

Unit 19: Equality and Diversity within Health Care   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand equality and diversity within health care.
  • Understand the rights of the individual in a health care setting.
  • Understand the impact of equality and diversity legislation for health care.

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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