Return to Midwifery Practice Cert

Return to Midwifery Practice Cert
The course’s aims are to assist the midwife who has had a break in practice to be accountable and safe to be returned to the professional register. The programme of study will complement and support the clinical placement. All aspects of midwifery care will be examined in the light of research, changing client needs and service provision. Candidates will study recent legislative changes and contemporary issues in midwifery practice in addition to a revision of skills in both theory and practice. Successful candidates will be awarded a Certificate in Midwifery Studies which could be counted as two modules at Level 2 towards a Diploma in Midwifery Studies or a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery Studies.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:


Ancillary Award:




Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Part-Time: One year


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

September 2014

Entry Requirements:
All candidates must have previously been a registered midwife.
DBS Checks:

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the College of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The College of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.

Course Content

Course Outline:
Core session will cover contemporary clinical and professional issues enabling the student to appreciate changes that have taken place within clinical practice and professional thinking. Choice sessions will be in line with identified learning needs by the student.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The student may be involved with seminars, workshops, student-centred learning, workbooks, lectures and group discussion. Students will be required to attend 80 per cent of the course.

A 3,000 word assignment at the completion of their course plus all clinical placement documentation and fulfilment of the LSA requirements. Completion of the course results in the student’s name submission for return to the midwifery register.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839 


UCAS Code:

Short Form of Course:

Institution Code Name: CLANC

Institution Code: C30

Campus Site: U

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

College of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839