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Supporting pregnant women and their babies, before, during and after childbirth.

Regulated standard

This standard needs a training provider who is recognised by the associated approval body. Please check with the training provider for further details.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by the employer. Entry requirements for the level 6 degree as set by the university. Subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

What apprentices will learn
  • how to assess and monitor mothers-to-be and their babies
  • care and support techniques
  • how to work sympathetically with women, their partners and family
  • knowledge of the pregnancy, labour and birth cycle
  • dealing with emergencies

Midwife degree approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NWC).

Professional registration

Register as a midwife with the NWC.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.