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AIBU To want to do a distance learning access to midwifery course-any help?

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knittedbreast Wed 07-Sep-11 12:29:32

Hi

I live in Berkshire and due to family and work commitments cannot do "full time" access to midwifery course.

Can anyone on here who is a midwife or is training to be one give me any advice?

Ive found this: www.accesstomidwifery.co.uk/index.php

but because I havent heard of them and its a lot of money im nervous, I contacted the university I would attend for the degree and they said they had heard of them and as long as it was a 60 point course accredited by QAA it would be fine. But they can withdraw that agreement at any time.

They also mentioned the OU, but I cant find any access let along access to midwifery courses there at all.

I need real advice, this is the last chance saloon guys, if I fuck this up im going to find a rock to hide under.

Any help?

charleila29 Wed 07-Sep-11 12:33:20

Hi, I've almost completed my Access to Midwifery via distance learning.
I've been doing it through the Distance Learning Centre. Most unis accept the access if done with them (but not all so do check with the unis you're applying to first).
Good luck

Jennytailia Wed 07-Sep-11 12:33:49

You don't have to do a specific access to midwifery course. You could do another OU course that gives you the same amount of credits, obv the more relevant to midwifery the better. There are health and social are courses at OU that you could do.

The other thing to consider is do you have experience in a health are setting? I doubt you would even get an interview if you haven't.

kat2504 Wed 07-Sep-11 12:35:48

Why do you need a specific access to midwifery course? I would have thought any access to higher education course would be acceptable. Presumably they accept people straight from school with 3 A levels, so surely any equivalent access course should be fine, especially some sort of health related NVQ course.

What level of qualifications do you already have?

Sn0wGoose Wed 07-Sep-11 12:38:50

But they can withdraw that agreement at any time. - it would be more usual for them to give you a notice period; for example, they recently withdrew their diploma course accreditation but gave a year's notice so they current batch of students wouldn't be affected.

Is there a midwifery association? Professional registration body or something that you can call for advice? smile

knittedbreast Wed 07-Sep-11 13:09:24

charlie29, ive pmed you!

i think i need to just bite the bullet and do it.

scared though

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