Melanie Lee Midwife at Hull Women and Childrens Hospital UNI-0713

Faculty of Health Sciences

Professional Midwifery Advocate

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

Please select a level

What you'll study

Advocating and Educating for Quality Improvement (A-EQUIP) is the NHS model consisting of 4 distinct functions, formative, normative, restorative and personal action for quality improvement. The Professional Midwifery Advocate is a fundamental leadership and advocacy role designed to deploy the A-EQUIP model. The role supports staff through a continuous improvement process that aims to build personal and professional resilience, enhance quality of care and support professional revalidation.

This exciting module is aimed at midwives wishing to acquire knowledge and skills to become a Professional Midwifery Advocate and the programme is based on developing the student's skills and expertise.

This programme has received positive feedback and to promote flexible access, an online course has been developed. Teaching strategies will encompass asynchronous and synchronous learning and teaching sessions, individual and group restorative supervision, online interactive resources and leadership activities covering all elements of the model.

Assessment of this course is at level 7 and will involve a virtual online poster presentation which is relevant to your local area of work, students will be awarded 20 credits upon successful completion.

Starts in:

1 day a week for 10 weeks (online module).

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

Find out more

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

This course is available for UK residents only.

As this is a level 7 programme, applicants must hold a degree in Midwifery.

Fees and funding

Home: £1,285 (per 20 credit module)

Funding may be available from your employer please check with your Line Manager or Training and Development Department.

How to apply

Applications for study in May are now being accepted. Apply online here.

Numbers for this course are capped and applications may close earlier if capacity is reached.

Once your application has been received, you will be asked to download a Managers Support and Study Fee form. Your manager should complete the Manager Support section and confirmation of funding to be included on the Study Fee Form.

Application dates

Applications for this course are accepted from the following dates:

  • January intake from October
  • May intake from February
  • September intake from June

Please contact with any enquiries.