[Skip to content]
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video
Maternity Support Workers
Undergraduate course
Certificate

Maternity Support Workers

Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Overview

If you already work in maternity care, or are about to start work in this profession, our course will help develop your skills in contributing to the health and wellbeing of mothers and their babies. Your will increase your knowledge of maternity care and hone the practical skills you will need in the workplace.

You will learn through a combination of study and work-based activities. Your training and education is designed to fit around your work and personal commitments, and will encourage you to take more responsibility within your role.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
You will be able to study our course while also working in a health and social care organisation, and we offer you flexible learning that is designed to suit you. We deliver our course through e-learning, face-to-face contact and distance learning, so you will be able to work from home and around your personal commitments.

Course Features

  • 24/7 Library
  • Placements
  • Specialist facilities
  • Part-time study available
  • Expert careers service

Entry Requirements

Additional Requirements: Applicants should be working in or about to commence work in in a support worker role in a field commensurate with the course. Applicants should normally have GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths, applicants who do not have English as their first language should have IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. Written support is required from your manager for completion of the course including proficiency in literacy and numeracy to the required standard, access to and ability to carry out word processing, use of online learning tools in a virtual learning environment, allocation of a mentor in practice, approval for release to attend the taught sessions and also time to complete the assessments associated with the course. You are also required to submit a 250-500 word personal statement detailing your reasons for applying for this course, your relevant communication, numeracy and ICT skills, your knowledge skills and values which are compatible with working in this area, a commitment to personal development and learning and reflection on how the course will be of benefit to you.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

Angela Coupe

Careers

Angela Coupe
Senior Specialist Dietitian St James' University Hospital

MSc Nutrition in Practice

“"My job role is working with patients who have cancer, calculating their nutritional requirements. The University really prepared me with all the knowledge I need to help improve people's quality of life."

Modules & learning

Download Course Spec Download
Maternity Care

Working with People

Personal Development in Practice

Play Maternity Support Workers - Kathryn Gould, Course Leader Video
Maternity Support Workers - Kathryn Gould, Course Leader

Fees & funding

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most undergraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2017/18 on this course is £921.8 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £46.09. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Map

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

View in Google Maps

Download Map

Want to know more?

Start exploring

We host a range of on campus and virtual open days throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to discover life at Leeds Beckett University. Find out more about your course, financing your studies, our range of accommodation and the vibrant city of Leeds.

Open Days & Virtual Events Arrow Right Icon Explore Leeds Arrow Right Icon Accommodation Arrow Right Icon

Back to Top Button
Back to Top Button