EU adaptation to midwifery programme


EU adaptation to midwifery programme

This is a flexible module designed to meet the varying individual needs of participants depending on prior professional and academic experience and length of supervised practice as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

You will join fellow participants doing the Return to practice Nursing and midwifery programme for the taught generic core aspects of the module. The focus of the course will be on planning and promoting midwifery care in partnership with the woman and their family/carers, and collaboratively with other professionals involved in care delivery.

This module enables participants to:

  • Meet the UK requirements to enable EU midwives to enter the NMC register to practice midwifery in the United Kingdom.
  • Deliver person centred care that is based on compassion, empathy, dignity and clinical expertise.
  • Broaden and deepen previous knowledge base and practical expertise in the context of contemporary health and social care settings with the United Kingdom;
  • Develop professional and personal effectiveness as independent learners.


Who is the module for?

  • The EU adaption to midwifery programme is for applicants who trained in an EU or EEA member state and have a valid letter from the NMC stating that they need to complete an EU adaptation programme.

Module code: CLP6024Y

Entry criteria:

  • Evidence of a decision letter from the NMC stipulating duration of supervised practice. This letter must allow sufficient time remaining for the applicant to access and complete the programme. If the decision letter is likely to run out whilst undertaking the course then applicants will need to return to the NMC for an up-to-date letter.
  • Evidence from the practice placement provider stating support is available for the mentorship/supervision required.
  • Evidence of access to a supervisor of midwives is arranged in the practice placement.
  • Evidence that an educational audit has been undertaken with a University to allow pre-registration students to access the practice placement.
  • There are 20 days of protected learning that must be supported to complete the programme.
  • There is a minimum of 450 hours of supported practice to complete the programme.
  • Evidence that the sponsor will provide all necessary mandatory training for example, moving and handling, basic life support.
  • Evidence that the practice placement provider has initiated CRB/occupational health clearance for declaration of good health and good character for the applicant. Find out more by visiting the NMC website
  • Evidence of previous attainment of registration outside of the UK ie original certificates/registration documents.
  • Evidence of completion of IELTS to overall score of 7 for applicants outside of the EU/EEA. Find out more by visting the NMC website
  • Candidates from EU/EEA will be expected to undertake a literacy test with the numeracy test during the applications process.


Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 6

Assessment: Assignment and completion of practice assessment competency document

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 full days or 14 half days

Module dates:*


  •  2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 May, 6, 7 June 2017 (9.30am – 2pm)
  • 26 September, 3, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 October, 1, 8 November 2017
  • 17, 18, 23, 24 April, 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 23, 24, 29, 30 May 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leader: Georgina Sims

Programme: NMC approved programme