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La Retraithe Sixth Form

Midwifery

Studying Midwifery at the La Retraite 6

Why study this course?

If you’re looking for a career in which you want to help others, you have a openly caring nature and have an interest in working in the health sector then this is the course for you!

As this T Level has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, you will gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to get the job you want, or move into further technical training, such as higher technical qualifications, higher apprenticeships or a degree if you prefer.

Overview of course content

Year 1

In year 1 you will gain core knowledge and understanding of the contexts, theories, and principles that underpin the health and science sector. You will learn about:

  • How the industry works including: health, safety and environmental regulations, managing information and data and principles of good scientific and clinical practice.
  • Core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology.
  • Roles and progression opportunities within the healthcare sector, and the diversity of employers and organisations you could work for.
  • Providing person-centred care, health and wellbeing.
  • Further science concepts, such as human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders, infection prevention and control in health-specific settings.

Year 2

In year 2, you will go into greater depth in your chosen specialism of assisting the midwifery team to:

  • Support clinical tasks and learning about the stages of pregnancy, looking at the various roles and responsibilities within the team, the range of clinical interventions used to provide maternity support and the birthing environment.
  • Provide care for mothers and supporting parents at all stages, from antenatal, perinatal, and postnatal.
  • Take care of new-born babies by undertaking observations and measurements.

During your industry placement, you will work on an employer-set project. This will give you the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice in a real-life setting as well as experiencing first-hand what it is like to be part of a team in the health sector.

Assessment

You will be assessed through an externally set test and an employer-set project.  Along with this there will be a synoptic assessment of performance outcomes, to determine whether you meet the minimum competence requirements from your chosen specific field. This will be based on your performance in placement.