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


ANCILLARY AWARD:Post-Registration


STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: Part-Time: One year

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Start date to be negotiated, please contact Health CPD (

Entry Requirements:

All candidates must have previously been a registered midwife.

DBS Checks:

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

Course Content

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.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

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 

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

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