Midwifery placements

Midwifery placements give you valuable practical experience through all stages of pregnancy, including labour and birth. Find out what to expect on your placement.

Our Midwifery BSc (Hons) course includes placements to give you hands-on experience in real healthcare settings. These placements allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom to practice, helping you to understand patient care and clinical procedures. As you work with experienced midwives, you will develop skills, build confidence, and prepare for the challenges of a midwifery career. This practical experience ensures you are ready to provide high-quality care when you graduate.

During your placements, you'll build solid relationships with healthcare providers across central Lancashire. This includes NHS trusts in Preston, Blackburn, Burnley and Fylde coast.

How our placements work

Placement locations are organised into circuits, which are determined by the course you're enrolled in and the campus you attend. During the interview process, you will indicate your first and second preferences for placements. We'll make every effort to accommodate these preferences. However, it may not always be possible to get your first or second choice.

Midwifery BSc (Hons) - Preston Campus

For students on our Midwifery BSc (Hons) course at our Preston Campus, you will need to select a first and second preference during your course interview. This should be based on proximity to your term-time postcode.

Placements are available at:

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (Preston and Chorley)
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (Blackburn and Burnley)
  • Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Midwifery BSc (Hons) - Burnley Campus

Students on our BSc (Hons) in Midwifery at our Burnley Campus will undertake their placements with the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. These placements will be primarily located within the Blackburn and Burnley areas. This partnership ensures that you gain practical skills and knowledge in midwifery, in a real-world setting.