Our 12-week CPD course is aimed at qualified midwives, wishing to return to the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. Applicants accepted directly onto the course are fully funded and you'll also receive a bursary from health Education England on successful completion.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requires that all registrants undertake a minimum number of practice hours in each three-year period to remain current on the register (NMC, 2018). Registrants who are unable to demonstrate this requirement can undertake a return to professional practice course – such as this 12-week course – as a means of re-entering or remaining on the register.
Our short course will help you adapt to meet the constantly changing health care needs of those in your care, in a wide range of practice environments. To achieve this, you'll explore the development of evidence-based practice and its role in the provision of client-centred quality care. You will also be encouraged to reflect on changes in practice and apply emerging evidence bases to this.
Our theory/practice module is delivered as a single 60-credit (Level 6) module. You'll be expected to undertake a minimum of 150 practice hours (and a maximum of 450 hours) dependent on the length of time since you were last in practice. You will be supported in practice learning by a Practice Supervisor, Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor, who are all midwives. As well as practice learning, you'll undertake 100 hours teacher-managed learning plus additional student-managed learning.
Our module is taught through a blended learning approach. The theory element will be taught through distance learning,, using our virtual learning system. Meanwhile, skills will be taught face to face in skills labs, supported by online learning materials and clinical practice learning.
The module is typically taught over a single trimester, but extensions can be negotiated with the Module Leader to accommodate the maximum number of clinical hours or part-time placement time.
You'll need to demonstrate competence in their sphere of clinical practice, and this will be assessed as pass/fail.
Upon satisfactory completion of the module assessment tasks including a multi-station OSCE, medicines calculation exam and the achievement of the NMC standards of proficiency for midwives (2019) in the Practice Assessment Document, you'll be eligible to apply for the appropriate professional qualification and re-entry onto the professional register.
We are awaiting validation of this short course from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, but are accepting expressions of interest now. The course is due to start later in 2022 (dates to be advised).
There are two ways to join this course.
Once applications open, you can apply directly to us for a place on this course. We'll work with you to find a suitable placement to undertake your clinical hours if you've not been able to do so.
Applicants accepted directly onto the course are fully funded and you'll also receive a bursary from health Education England on successful completion.
Most of our local practice partners offer an employed route for Return to Nursing Practice. You'll first need to apply with your chosen Trust via NHS Jobs.
Qualified midwives who wish to return to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register in the UK.
This course is due to start later in 2022. Exact dates will be confirmed once the course is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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When applying, you must provide evidence of your original registration. You'll also need to have access to a relevant area of practice, to undertake the clinical practice element of the course and achieve clinical competencies.
You should also:
Before being accepted on to the course, we'll also invite you to an interview. This will assess the requirements above and explore your values in accordance with the NMC Code. NMC registration will be checked via the employer register prior to commencement of the course.
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