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Maternity Support Workers
Undergraduate course

Maternity Support Workers

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


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


Angela Coupe


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

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Maternity Care

Working with People

Personal Development in Practice

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Maternity Support Workers - Kathryn Gould, Course Leader

Fees & funding


  • 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.


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