To train as a midwife, you will need to do an approved degree in midwifery at university. If you are a nurse, you can apply for a shortened 18-month midwifery programme
Each university sets its own entry requirements to get onto a full-time degree in midwifery, but as a general guide you’ll need at least 5 A-C grade GCSEs (including English and a science subject) and at least 2 (preferably 3) A’ levels – biology may be required by some.
Alternative level 3 qualifications such as an approved access to midwifery course, BTEC National Diploma or International Baccalaureate may be acceptable, but you must check with each university directly before making an application.
you cannot do an apprenticeship to become a midwife. Some healthcare organisations run apprenticeships in health care/care and these may provide you with sufficient experience and qualifications to be able to apply for a pre-registration degree in midwifery.
Yes. If you are an eligible student on an approved degree programme in midwifery, you may receive financial help from the NHS.
Visit the NHS Student Bursaries website for more information.