Maternity Support Workers, Certificate | Middlesex University | London, United Kingdom
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Maternity Support Workers

3 months
900 GBP/full
900 GBP/full
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Develop the knowledge and skills to support women, families, midwives and healthcare teams in delivering high quality maternity care in our short course in Maternity Support Workers at Middlesex University for practicing support workers.


Why study the Maternity Support Workers at Middlesex University?

  • This course is designed to enhance your ability to assist maternity teams in providing safe and holistic care to women and families. 
  • Taught by experienced practitioners at our state-of-the-art London campus, you will explore the maternal, fetal and neonatal physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, labour and puerperium, with particular focus on the principles of accountability, including the role boundaries in maternity services.
  • Delivered through weekly study days to enable you to maintain your employment while advancing your learning, this course will challenge you to develop and apply your knowledge of basic adult and neonatal anatomy and physiology, and to develop care plans under the supervision of a midwife. 
  • Throughout the course we will ensure that you do not undertake care that falls within the remit of the midwife and instead focus on developing the key support skills that will enhance your current practice, such as taking blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Armed with these enhanced skills you will become more effective in your current practice and obtain an excellent base knowledge for pursuing further academic study in Midwifery if you wish.

Programme Structure

Using a combination of lectures, practical exercises, seminars, drills and skills training you will explore the following subjects:
  • Adult and neonatal anatomy and physiology including some aspects of child development.
  • Physiology of pregnancy, labour and puerperium.
  • Infant feeding.
  • UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative.
  • Neonatal basic life support (Adult CPR is provided by Trust partners).
  • Relevant Obstetric emergencies.
  • Relevant antenatal and postnatal care.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines




15 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for this module, you must have current employment as midwifery support worker.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    900 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    900 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.
  • Per credit: £63
  • 15 credits: £900

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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