Faculty of Health Sciences

Maternity Support Worker Development

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

The module was designed to meet aspects of the Maternity Support Worker Competency, Education and Career Development Framework to meet the needs of local NHS Trusts. The module aims to give Maternity Support Workers background knowledge and skills to develop in their role.

Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of blood pressure, understanding and recording maternal and neonatal vital signs, understanding the conditions screened for as part of the Newborn Blood Spot Sample as well as how to safely perform the screening test. Other public health topics are also covered, along with organisational specific information such as governance and audit. 

The May 2024 intake of this course is now full. Applications for the September course will be accepted later in the year.

Starts in: Duration:
January 12 weeks (1 semester)
May 12 weeks (1 semester)
September 12 weeks (1 semester)

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Current employment within a maternity setting is required for the module. Academic requirements are Level 2 Maths, Level 2 English and completion of the Care Certificate. Alternative academic qualifications will be considered.

Fees and funding

Home: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)