Return to Midwifery Practice

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Blended learning

12 weeks

Module level: 6

Number of places: 20


Our 12-week CPD course is aimed at qualified midwives, wishing to return to the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. It offers a supported route back to midwifery practice. Your skills and experience are extremely valuable, and this is a great time to return to the profession. Applicants accepted directly onto the course are fully funded and you'll also receive a bursary from health Education England on successful completion.

Full description

Who should attend?

Qualified midwives who wish to return to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register in the UK, and who are looking for a supported, bespoke experience while upskilling clinical practice and returning to study.


Please note: teaching is blended, so there will be a single application link available; for a couple of the face-to-face study/skills days, you may be required to attend the alternative campus.

Trimester 1

6, 13, 27 October 2022
3, 17, 24 November

Face to face (Skills):
29 September 2022
20 October
10 November
1, 8, 15 December

Trimester 2 - Dates to be confirmed

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Blended learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our learning management system.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Places are fully funded


Contact details

CPD Admissions team

Or for further details/discussion:

Holly Ingram - Lecturer in Midwifery and Return to Midwifery Practice Co-Lead

Rebecca Percival - Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Return to Midwifery Practice Co-Lead

Entry requirements

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:

  • have a satisfactory enhanced DBS
  • be able to provide a professional reference and have occupational health clearance
  • be able to demonstrate that you have capability to meet the NMC requirements on numeracy, literacy, and digital and technological literacy
  • demonstrate that you meet NMC English language requirements.

Prior to application, you are strongly advised to have gained healthcare support worker experience in your field of practice in an Acute NHS Trust (for at least six months).

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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