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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 helping you to become active in your role.
The student, on successful completion of the module and appointment as a Supervisors of Midwives, 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 be informed as this course is now a recordable qualification.
Who is the module for:
Midwives who are eligible to become Supervisors of Midwives in accordance with Midwives Rule 8 (NMC, 2012) and have undergone the relevant local supervising authorityâ€™s selection process (NMC 2014).
- An honours degree and a relevant professional qualification
- A minimum of two years' experience in health and social care
- For those who do not hold a first degree, evidence of appropriate other study and/or experience will be considered
- Meet NMC (2012) requirements
- Be a practising midwife
- Have three years of experience as a practising midwife of which at least one shall have been in the two-year period immediately preceding the appointment
- Obtain confirmation of nomination to undertake the preparation programme from the local supervising authority midwifery officer of the relevant LSA, together with the agreement of the programme leader
Number of credits and level of study:
45 credits at level 7. The course is also offered as a undergraduate (level 6) award.
Competency assessment document (CAD) and essay
St George's, University of London
Pattern of Delivery:
Course length: 12 teaching days
*Dates may change
Ms Georgina Sims (primary)