Midwifery is a demanding yet incredibly rewarding career, requiring real dedication, determination, and a desire to achieve.
More than ever, midwives are needed in the NHS.
The best way to begin a career in midwifery is to progress to Higher Education with a Level 3 qualification such as the BTEC Level 3 National in Health and Social Care.
From BTEC Health and Social Care to a career in midwifery
Hear from our BTEC learners
Midwife Team Leader at Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals
"Young people need to be told that the possibilities in their lives and careers are endless. My BTEC tutors certainly did this for me."
Registered Midwife at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital
"The course will genuinely bring out skills, confidence and a maturity that you never know existed within you."
Midwifery student at University of Manchester
"I am so thankful for the knowledge I have learnt throughout the course and work experience, and believe if it wasn't for the vocational aspect of the course and the confidence it has given me to pursue a career in health and social care, I would not be where I am today."
Prospective midwifery student at University of Bournemouth
"To me, being a midwife is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. You need to have the right skills - like communication, empathy and teamwork - to carry out such a tough, but rewarding career, and I believe my BTEC course has provided me with these skills."
Midwifery student at University of Nottingham
"A memorable experience from third year as a nearly qualified midwifery student is looking after a woman with the same name as me who spoke Spanish... We built an amazing bond and I had the opportunity to deliver her baby boy that same shift."
Delivering BTEC Health and Social Care
Why should you offer the qualification to your learners?
Early input from the higher education sector and employers ensures that the BTEC Level 3 National in Health and Social Care is in line with sector needs and addresses the well-documented skills shortage within the field of midwifery.
84% of learners taking the BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care reported that the BTEC was their first choice of qualification.
Learners taking the BTEC can tailor their study to fit their own plans and learning styles.
As BTEC Nationals are modular, learners can select optional areas of study, and can build up from a small to a larger sized qualification as their career goals evolve.