Experience Ward 3B
Want to become a midwife? The University of South Wales provides you with the qualifications needed to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and follow your passion.
Learn by doing with our simulated maternity wards and our hospital placements a big part of your learning. You’ll get all the support you need too, with tutors and mentors at the University and on placements.
You'll also have access to our Clinical Simulation Centre, which replicates clinical environments for education and training.
Our Clinical Simulation Centre replicates clinical environments for education and training. These include two, four-bedded bays to simulate a hospital setting, dedicated paediatric and maternity facilities, including a special care baby unit, an intensive care environment and an emergency department with a fully equipped ambulance simulator.
Expert Teaching and Support
The University prides itself on the support it gives to students on its nursing degrees, both practically and emotionally. Every student has a personal tutor and a module supervisor. During clinical placements students are fully supported by a qualified supervisor who acts as a ‘mentor’.
Qualify as a Midwife
The University of South Wales is an NMC Approved Education Institution (AEI). Successful completion of this Midwifery course allows you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified (registered) midwife.
Gain experience on clinical placements in a number of local health boards, each lasting several weeks. You’ll work alongside registered practitioners to care for patients with multiple and complex care needs. You will be fully supported by a qualified midwife, who acts as a mentor throughout your placement.
Midwives have the opportunity to work in different healthcare settings and gain experience in all aspects of caring for mothers and babies. They can develop their midwifery career in many different ways: as a clinical specialist, a consultant midwife or in management as a head of midwifery services or supervisor of midwives at local authority level.
Our state of the art Clinical Simulation Centre is set up to replicate an acute care NHS environment, providing realistic clinical facilities for students on our Midwifery degree. We have advanced birthing and maternal simulators that can simulate various stages of pregnancy, including birth, and breech presentations.
Putting the Spotlight on our Students
Experience South Wales
The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.
With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside.
We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.
Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales.
You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.
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