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  • Accreditation by Open College Network West Midlands
  • 100% online learning
  • 18 units
  • 600 notional learning hours

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

Key Points

  • Learn about the roles of the midwife
  • Study biology and physiology
  • Understand the social factors impacting on health

 

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Get university ready within a year
  • Start a new career in midwifery

About your Diploma

Midwives care for expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy, monitoring their baby’s progress and providing advice and guidance throughout. They also help deliver the baby and provide support during the crucial weeks after the birth.

Midwifery is a rewarding career where you will be instrumental in bringing new life into the world. It can be a challenging role too with some long hours, but you will get to support mothers having their babies and transition into a new stage of their lives.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is developed by experts to give you the skills and knowledge to qualify you for a midwifery degree. During your studies you will learn key principles of biology and physiology as well as nutrition, human immunity and human reproduction.

You will also study the crucial role you will play in antenatal and postnatal care. You will learn how to monitor pregnancies and the health of new-borns, identify potential problem and recommend corrective measures.

This diploma will also give you insight into the impact of social factors on health as well as issues around equality and diversity in healthcare.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) includes modules to prepare you for degree level studies including study techniques and how to write an assignment.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

It has been designed to prepare you for the level of study required in university. With this qualification you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to study midwifery at degree level.

The course provides you with essential knowledge about biology, reproduction, antenatal care and physiology. You will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of being a midwife.

Studied completely online, you’re free to learn around any existing work or family commitments. With the ability to log on when it suits, you will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments. On average, learners take 9 to 12 months to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma. This flexibility often enables students to be finished and applying to university within a year.

You will benefit from access to a dedicated team of tutors who will give you guidance and support as you progress through the different academic subjects within your diploma. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on your work, so you know where you need to focus your attention to succeed.

There are also flexible payment methods available. Reducing the obstacles in the way of education and helping you take that next step to your new midwifery career.

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 GCSE in both English and Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) or be working towards these qualifications. They also need to aspire to study a Midwifery degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely accepted as an alternative to 'A Levels' for University entry and have a proven track record of helping students to secure a place on their chosen degree.

Learners should, however, be aware that Universities each apply their own entry requirements, and these vary broadly depending on the reputation and popularity of the university and of the degree programme that relates to your area of interest.

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

  • Achievement of a certain amount of Access to HE Diploma units at Merit or distinction.
  • Successful completion of a face-to-face interview at the University.
  • Successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments by the University.
  • Completion of specific unpaid work experience or a previous job role.
  • Prior attainment of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above, or equivalent such as Functions Skills at Level 2.

It is vitally important that each student investigates the entry requirements of a range of universities that they could practically attend to determine if the Access to HE Diploma, and units included in the course, will meet university entry requirements.

Students should complete this exercise as early as possible so that they can plan for which establishment they will be applying to, and start to work towards it.

Whilst we have the fullest confidence that the Access to Higher Education Diplomas are compliant and perfectly sufficient to form part of a University application, Stonebridge Associated Colleges will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education student 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 ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task. 
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.  

 

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 structure and organisation of cells, including stem cells.
  • 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 background to and the founding principles of the National Health Service.
  • Understand how political reforms have shaped the 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 system is regulated by hormones throughout life.
  • Understand the sequence of events starting from conception through to childbirth.

 

Unit 7: The Role of the Midwife in Antenatal Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the midwife 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 the components of a healthy diet and the consequences of an unhealthy diet.

 

Unit 10: The Role of the Midwife in Intrapartum Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the midwife concerning the intrapartum period.
  • Understand the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in midwifery regulation concerning the intrapartum period.

 

Unit 11:  Social Factors in Health and Social 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 healthcare and maintenance.

 

Unit 12: The Human Muscular and Skeletal Systems

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the muscular system. 
  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the skeletal system. 
  • Understand how the muscular system and skeletal system interact in locomotion.

 

Unit 13: The Role of the Midwife in Postnatal Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the midwife concerning the postnatal period.
  • Understand the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in midwifery regulation concerning the postnatal period.

 

Unit 14: Human Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand non-specific defences against disease. 
  • Understand specific immunity. 
  • Understand the biology of vaccination.

 

Unit 15: Approaches to Health   

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 16: Cell Division and Heredity (Health)

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 17: The Brain & Nervous System (psychology)   

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 Disease & Prevention   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the categories and causes of disease using infectious disease to illustrate your answer. 
  • Understand the epidemiology of commonly occurring diseases/conditions. 
  • Understand preventative measures for a chosen disease or condition.  

 

 

Unit 19: Equality and Diversity within Healthcare   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand equality and diversity within healthcare.
  • Understand the rights of the individual in a healthcare setting.
  • Understand the impact of equality and diversity legislation on healthcare provision.

Your work will be assessed through your end of unit assignments. These will provide you the opportunity to check up on your knowledge and advance. After each assignment your tutor will offer feedback to help you not only progress further but also improve your skills.  This Access to HE Diploma is a level 3 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualification. To successfully achieve your qualification, you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 will come from graded units of academic content, while the following 15 will be drawn from ungraded units concerning 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).

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

Key Points

  • Learn about the roles of the midwife
  • Study biology and physiology
  • Understand the social factors impacting on health

 

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Get university ready within a year
  • Start a new career in midwifery

About your Diploma

Midwives care for expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy, monitoring their baby’s progress and providing advice and guidance throughout. They also help deliver the baby and provide support during the crucial weeks after the birth.

Midwifery is a rewarding career where you will be instrumental in bringing new life into the world. It can be a challenging role too with some long hours, but you will get to support mothers having their babies and transition into a new stage of their lives.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is developed by experts to give you the skills and knowledge to qualify you for a midwifery degree. During your studies you will learn key principles of biology and physiology as well as nutrition, human immunity and human reproduction.

You will also study the crucial role you will play in antenatal and postnatal care. You will learn how to monitor pregnancies and the health of new-borns, identify potential problem and recommend corrective measures.

This diploma will also give you insight into the impact of social factors on health as well as issues around equality and diversity in healthcare.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) includes modules to prepare you for degree level studies including study techniques and how to write an assignment.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

It has been designed to prepare you for the level of study required in university. With this qualification you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to study midwifery at degree level.

The course provides you with essential knowledge about biology, reproduction, antenatal care and physiology. You will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of being a midwife.

Studied completely online, you’re free to learn around any existing work or family commitments. With the ability to log on when it suits, you will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments. On average, learners take 9 to 12 months to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma. This flexibility often enables students to be finished and applying to university within a year.

You will benefit from access to a dedicated team of tutors who will give you guidance and support as you progress through the different academic subjects within your diploma. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on your work, so you know where you need to focus your attention to succeed.

There are also flexible payment methods available. Reducing the obstacles in the way of education and helping you take that next step to your new midwifery career.

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 GCSE in both English and Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) or be working towards these qualifications. They also need to aspire to study a Midwifery degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely accepted as an alternative to 'A Levels' for University entry and have a proven track record of helping students to secure a place on their chosen degree.

Learners should, however, be aware that Universities each apply their own entry requirements, and these vary broadly depending on the reputation and popularity of the university and of the degree programme that relates to your area of interest.

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

  • Achievement of a certain amount of Access to HE Diploma units at Merit or distinction.
  • Successful completion of a face-to-face interview at the University.
  • Successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments by the University.
  • Completion of specific unpaid work experience or a previous job role.
  • Prior attainment of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above, or equivalent such as Functions Skills at Level 2.

It is vitally important that each student investigates the entry requirements of a range of universities that they could practically attend to determine if the Access to HE Diploma, and units included in the course, will meet university entry requirements.

Students should complete this exercise as early as possible so that they can plan for which establishment they will be applying to, and start to work towards it.

Whilst we have the fullest confidence that the Access to Higher Education Diplomas are compliant and perfectly sufficient to form part of a University application, Stonebridge Associated Colleges will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education student 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 ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task. 
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas.  

 

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 structure and organisation of cells, including stem cells.
  • 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 background to and the founding principles of the National Health Service.
  • Understand how political reforms have shaped the 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 system is regulated by hormones throughout life.
  • Understand the sequence of events starting from conception through to childbirth.

 

Unit 7: The Role of the Midwife in Antenatal Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the midwife 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 the components of a healthy diet and the consequences of an unhealthy diet.

 

Unit 10: The Role of the Midwife in Intrapartum Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the midwife concerning the intrapartum period.
  • Understand the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in midwifery regulation concerning the intrapartum period.

 

Unit 11:  Social Factors in Health and Social 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 healthcare and maintenance.

 

Unit 12: The Human Muscular and Skeletal Systems

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the muscular system. 
  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the skeletal system. 
  • Understand how the muscular system and skeletal system interact in locomotion.

 

Unit 13: The Role of the Midwife in Postnatal Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the midwife concerning the postnatal period.
  • Understand the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in midwifery regulation concerning the postnatal period.

 

Unit 14: Human Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand non-specific defences against disease. 
  • Understand specific immunity. 
  • Understand the biology of vaccination.

 

Unit 15: Approaches to Health   

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 16: Cell Division and Heredity (Health)

On completion of this unit you will:

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

 

Unit 17: The Brain & Nervous System (psychology)   

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 Disease & Prevention   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the categories and causes of disease using infectious disease to illustrate your answer. 
  • Understand the epidemiology of commonly occurring diseases/conditions. 
  • Understand preventative measures for a chosen disease or condition.  

 

 

Unit 19: Equality and Diversity within Healthcare   

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand equality and diversity within healthcare.
  • Understand the rights of the individual in a healthcare setting.
  • Understand the impact of equality and diversity legislation on healthcare provision.

Your work will be assessed through your end of unit assignments. These will provide you the opportunity to check up on your knowledge and advance. After each assignment your tutor will offer feedback to help you not only progress further but also improve your skills.  This Access to HE Diploma is a level 3 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualification. To successfully achieve your qualification, you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 will come from graded units of academic content, while the following 15 will be drawn from ungraded units concerning 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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