Pre-Registration Midwifery - More Information
Professional accreditation

On successful completion of the course, you are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a 'Registered Midwife'.


You’ll spend 55 per cent of your time on placement, most of which will be in community and acute maternity settings, with a few short allocations to additional key areas. 

You’ll be required to travel for your practice placements, which may cover quite a broad geographic area.  Your placements will be based in one of the seven NHS Trust areas - Barnstaple, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton, Torbay, Truro and Yeovil - in which you will remain for the full programme.  

There will the opportunity to undertake a four-week elective period at the end of the programme.

Theory and Clinical Skills

Explore the theory side of the course in Plymouth on our main city campus. Your clinical skills will be taught at the Peninsula Allied Health Centre with specialist clinical facilities, equipment and learning spaces.

Semester dates

We offer you the opportunity of applying for either a standard September or February start date. Whilst semester dates for those starting in September are standard (see our standard semester dates) those for the February start are different, semester dates for the February 2016 cohort are as follows: 

22 February 2016 to 25 March 2016

11 April 2016 to 12 August 2016

5 September 2016 to 16 December 2016

2 January 2017 to 10 February 2017

13 February 2017 start of year 2

Please note: In order to successfully complete your course and be eligible to apply for a professional registration you must undertake the full period of practice placement along with your theoretical study. This is a requirement of the NMC. The induction week forms part of these hours, and it is vital you attend ALL sessions.  You’ll only be able to take personal holidays during the specified leave periods for your course, and will be required to work the full 24-hour pattern of care.