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    Hi all !
    I got to school in Northern Ireland and I am just wondering about what I would need to get to become a midwife
    I am going into year 12 in September and I am studying childcare and science, I do essential skills maths and English, I would like to know where do I begin to start midwifery, what do I study from here on and what pathway would be right thanks xx
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    I'd say look at what universities you would want to apply to & see if you meet their entry requirements (if you need to study further you can start looking at that too) get some experience, it doesn't have to be midwifery based (it's what transferable skills you gain) for example breastfeeding support groups, St. John ambulance or volunteering at a hospital or GP practice or shadowing a midwife.
    It's also recommended to research the role of a midwife-good websites are NHS careers, RCM (Royal College of Midwives) & the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) and finding out what skills midwives need.
    Midwifery is competitive and there are lots of applicants but it is possible to get in. So don't be put off if you are committed to this career path.
    I'd also recommend going to University Open Days, you can attend Midwifery talks, look around simulation suites and talk to current midwifery students & academics.
    Hope this helps.
    (Entry requirements for each university should be on their website but you can always phone or email to confirm if they will accept your qualifications)
 
 
 
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