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Midwives deliver, or assist in the delivery of babies, provide antenatal and postnatal care and advise parents on baby care. They work with other healthcare professionals, and advise on and teach midwifery practice.


Median Salary

New workers start around £7,726. Normal pay is £32,108 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £66,397.

Daily Tasks

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Science
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

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Access To Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery

Our Access To Higher Education course is ideal for adult learners over the age of 19 who would like to work in the Nursing or Midwifery field. 

Length: 32 Weeks
Study: Part Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

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