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Preparation of supervisors of midwives

This module is for nominated practicing midwives who are eligible to undertake the Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives programme (NMC, 2012). You will have met NMC (2012) requirements and have confirmation of nomination from the Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer (LSAMO) to undertake the course.

As stipulated by the NMC (2014) Standard 5 requirement of a minimum 90hrs each for theory and practice, you will need to obtain support and agreement from your sponsoring employer for the protected time.

Explore key issues in the statutory supervision of midwives. On successful completion of the module you will be able to support and develop midwives and the maternity care services and ensure the protection of the public. The Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer (LSAMO) will be informed for appointment purposes and the NMC will also be informed as this course is now a recordable qualification.


Learning outcomes:  

  • Critically appraises the role and responsibility of the Supervisor of Midwives.
  • Analyses relevant legislative/ethical frameworks for the supervision of midwives.
  • Critical evaluate leadership in supervision of midwives
  • Critically analyses the issues involved in investigatory supervision together with clear application of legislative frameworks.
  • Evaluates research and evidence to support conclusions and recommendations in support of childbirth as a normal physiological even.
  • Evaluates self, reflecting on communication skills in responding to conflicts and dilemma that women and midwives experience.
  • Critically examines, selects and manages information from local and national policy agendas to direct maternity service provision.

Who is the module for:  

Practising midwives

Module code:   CFH6023V


Entry criteria:  

Number of credits and level of study:   45 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment:   Essay

Location:   St George's, University of London

Pattern of Delivery:   Course length: 10 teaching days


Module dates*

  • 12 sessions
  • Wednesday 18 April 2018
  • Thursday 19 April 2018
  • Wednesday 16 May 2018
  • Thursday 17 May 2018
  • Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Thursday 14 June 2018
  • Wednesday 18 July 2018
  • Thursday 19 July 2018
  • Wednesday 19 September 2018
  • Thursday 20 September 2018
  • Wednesday 10 October 2018
  • Thursday 11 October 2018

*Dates may change

Fee:   £2227

Module leader:   Ms Georgina Sims (primary)

Preparation of supervisors of midwives