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Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education – Midwifery

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

This course is delivered flexibly online through independent self-study. You will also have regular one-to-one sessions with your assessor, arranged at a time and date to suit you. You will also communicate through Teams, emails and phone appointments to keep you on track to achieve your qualification.

Course Length

10- 12 Months.

  • Course Overview

    Are you an adult eager to pursue Higher Education but lacking the necessary qualifications like A-Levels? LLCs Access to Midwifery course (Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education – Midwifery) is specifically designed for individuals aged 19 and above who dream of a career in midwifery.

    On our Access to Midwifery pathway, you will benefit from studying a range of subjects which will prepare you to progress on to a broad selection of Midwifery-related degree programmes at university. You will study a range of different units across the programme including Midwifery Health Studies, Sociology, Biology and Psychology.

    Prepare yourself for an immersive and captivating learning experience as you explore a diverse range of subjects that will pave the way to various Midwifery degree programs at renowned universities. Immerse yourself in the fascinating realm of Midwifery Health Studies, where you’ll delve into the intricacies of providing comprehensive care to expectant mothers. Uncover the profound connections between society and childbirth through our Sociology modules, and deepen your understanding of the human body and its biological processes with our Biology units. Additionally, unravel the mysteries of the human mind and its impact on pregnancy and childbirth in our Psychology courses.

    However, our program doesn’t stop at academic studies alone. We are committed to nurturing your academic abilities and empowering you to conduct independent research and produce outstanding assignments. With expert guidance, we will equip you with the skills necessary to craft a successful UCAS application and develop academic study skills alongside your specialist subjects to ensure that you are fully prepared to get a great degree.

    Join us on this intensive and transformative course that demands your commitment, time, and dedication to thorough research and assignment completion. We provide dedicated one-on-one teacher support to ensure your successful completion of the course. Our experienced teachers will be there every step of the way, offering the assistance you need to complete your course successfully.

    So, are you ready to take the first exciting step towards fulfilling your calling as a midwife? Enrol today and unlock a world of possibilities in the field of midwifery. Let the journey begin!

  • Who is this course for?

    The Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education - Midwifery course is specifically designed for individuals who have long envisioned themselves as healthcare professionals, but life's challenges hindered their path. Additionally, if the captivating world of Midwifery has recently piqued your interest, yet you lack the desired qualifications, LLC is here to support and empower you to make a successful career switch. Whether circumstances have stood in your way or you've experienced a newfound calling, our course provides a gateway to fulfilling your aspirations in Midwifery. Join us on this incredible journey and unlock the potential within you.

  • Course Benefits
    • Embrace the convenience of 100% online delivery, allowing you to study whenever and wherever suits you best.
    • Enjoy the flexibility to set your own pace and tailor your learning experience to fit your individual needs and commitments.
    • Receive dedicated support from a personal tutor who will guide and mentor you throughout your studies, ensuring you never feel alone on your educational journey.
    • Benefit from personalised assistance that will smooth your transition to Higher Education, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in your future academic endeavours.
    • Achieve a prestigious qualification that holds the same weight as three A Levels.
    • This course is an effective pathway to meet university admission criteria, opening the doors to renowned universities.
    • Gain a nationally recognised qualification that improves your employability, providing you with an edge in the competitive healthcare industry and increasing your chances of securing a rewarding career in this vital field.
  • Entry Requirements
    • Level 2 Functional Skills English, Level 1 Functional Skills Maths or GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma.
    • GCSE Biology or Science at grade A*-C/9-4 if you are wanting to study midwifery. or be working towards this alongside studying for your Access to Higher Education Diploma.
    • A good level of ICT skills (most assignments will need to be typewritten and you will be learning online).
  • Assessment Methods

    Assessment requirements - A range of assessment methodologies are used, including academic reports, essays, case study analysis, illustrated mind maps, illustrated reports, worksheets, journal articles, portfolios, academic posters, presentations (video and audio recordings), revision guides, series of questions, academic writing skills tasks

    To achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) learners must achieve:

    • 45 credits which must be graded, academic subject content at Level 3 only,
    • 15 credits which must be either at Level 2 or Level 3 ungraded.

    As part of our approval process with the awarding organisation (AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group), the rules of combination for each diploma have been checked and agreed. This is to ensure that the units that appear in your programme provide you with the correct combination of graded and ungraded units and enable you to achieve the 60 credits required for the full diploma.

    Ungraded units

    The focus of these units is to develop the study skills you are going to need to help you to complete your Access programme, as well as skills that you need to develop in preparation for study at university. These are completed predominantly at the beginning of your programme. There are no grades applied to these units – you will therefore either Pass or Refer.

    Some of the ungraded units included in your Diploma are subject related to enable you to develop your academic writing skills before you progress to the graded units.

    Graded units

    These are subject-specific units and each will attract either 3 or 6 credits. On the first page of the study materials for these units, it will state that the unit is graded and how many credits it is worth. These units are graded as either Pass, Merit or Distinction. You will therefore be able to see what you need to do in order to achieve a Merit or Distinction grade. Should your preferred university require you to achieve a certain number of credits at Merit or Distinction, it is these units where you need to focus your attention on achieving the higher grades required.

  • Qualifications

    Access to HE Level 3 Diploma (Midwifery) course, AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) is equivalent to three A Levels. Most universities accept this qualification in applications, so you could potentially study a degree at the university of your choice, should you meet the entry requirements.

    If you have ambitions to become a Midwife, then the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) could provide a stepping stone towards achieving your career goal. Prior to starting your midwifery programme, you may want to gain foundation knowledge in a similar field, such as health science. If you go on to gain a midwifery degree, you will be qualified to work as a Midwife.

    During your midwifery career, if you decide that a less medical role would be better suited to you, having a midwifery degree can help you land a role as a doula or birthing partner. You may also be open to considering a position as a health visitor.

  • Location

    This course is delivered Online.

    Online Learning is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor but without attending lessons in a classroom setting. This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

    Learners work through an online platform to study and complete their course work which is then marked and graded.

    You will meet with your pastoral tutor to give you support and complete an individual action plan. Your tutor will give you advice about time management to support you with your career goals.

  • Price and Funding

    Price £3,384.00

    This course is funded through the Advanced Learning Loan, subject to eligibility criteria. Visit the Government Website for more information: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    Alternatively, you can self-fund. Payments in instalments are available.

    You will be advised regarding your eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

    Your loan will be written off by the Student Loans Company when you achieve your degree.

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