Access to Higher Education Diploma - (Midwifery) Distance Learning

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Access to HE (Midwifery) – Distance Learning

Level 3

Length: 8 - 12 months

Campus: Online Course

About the course

Everyday midwives perform the extraordinary job of bringing new life into the world. They regularly develop meaningful relationships with expectant mothers and fathers and provide comfort and reassurance to people when they need it most. If this sounds like something you could do then this diploma could be the perfect option for you.

If you dream of becoming a midwife, the Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) will equip you with all the knowledge you need to apply for a course at degree level. Whilst preparing learners for the challenges of academia, this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) will also help students build a foundation of knowledge in everything from human reproduction to the skeletal system.

Life is unpredictable, and circumstances change, which is why you may not want to wait until September to enrol on an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery). If you want to study you can start right away, or at another time that is convenient for you. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) has been specifically designed to suit people who have been out of the formal education system for a while. Because there are no classes to attend, individuals with family and work commitments can still fulfil their career ambitions by fitting their studies around their schedule. On average student take between 8-9 months to finish their diploma (with the maximum time allowed to complete your diploma being 2 years).

Course content

Unit Title
Preparing for Success
Academic Writing Skills
Preparing a Written Assignment
Cell Biology - ungraded
The History of the National Health Service
Human Reproduction, Growth & Development
The Role and Responsibilities of the Midwife
Introduction to Psychology
Human Nutrition & the Digestive System
Cell Metabolism (Health)
Social Factors in Health and Social Care
The Human Muscular and skeletal systems
The Human Endocrine and Nervous Systems
Human Immunity
Mental Health and Illness
Cell Division and Heredity (health)
Health and Wellbeing
Study Skills Portfolio Building
Human Disease & Prevention
Understanding Poverty
Equality & Diversity within HealthCare

Entry requirements

  • You must be 19 years old

  • You must have a Level 2 in Maths and English

  • Have access to IT and WIFI

  • Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is.

Where next?

Once you have completed your diploma, you will be able to apply for a university course. After successfully completing your university degree, you will be able to start working as a fully qualified midwife.

A practicing midwife has plenty of opportunities available to them. These include:

  • Working for the NHS

  • Working in private practice

  • Working overseas

  • Transferring into a different area of healthcare


  • Employment within the NHS, a private hospital, or working overseas, or University progression.

What additional resources will I need?

  • No additional resources are required.

Fees information

  • £3,380

  • You may wish to access the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government cover the course fees, only repayable when you’re earning over £26,575. Please follow this link:

  • For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.