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    Im currently at college doing my HE in health, ive applied to uni but ive also recently applied for a job as a maternity support worker.

    Im just looking for opinions on which is better to go down the midwifery route, carry on with college and uni, or complete college and get a job in thw hope that the hospital put me through uni?


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    Im currently at college doing my HE in health, ive applied to uni but ive also recently applied for a job as a maternity support worker.

    Im just looking for opinions on which is better to go down the midwifery route, carry on with college and uni, or complete college and get a job in thw hope that the hospital put me through uni?


    Advice? Opinions? Experience?


    All is useful!
    DanielleRia
    The NHS already funds midwifery courses, so they aren't going to put you through uni unless you apply like everyone else. It's not the kind of job you can get through 'climbing the ladder', so it would be quicker for you to apply to university straight after college, or take a gap year to get experience in the field.
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    Ahh i see, so say if i got the job i applied for would it be better to go part time and finish college, then id have atleast 6 months experience on a ward??
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    (Original post by DanielleRia)
    Ahh i see, so say if i got the job i applied for would it be better to go part time and finish college, then id have atleast 6 months experience on a ward??
    There are only two ways to become a midwife: undergraduate degree or a master's conversation course, which has massive stipulations based upon what degree you did.

    As far as I can see, getting relevant experience for midwifery is difficult so if you manage to get six months paid experience then that will make you stand out when it comes to applying for the undergraduate course. Most people usually have generic care experience and have to show how it is relevant.

    You are going to have to finish college in some form to meet the academic entrance requirements of the course, but work experience is probably far more beneficial for you.
 
 
 
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