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UK Midwifery Work Experience Week

A midwifery work experience course for students aged 16+ who are interested in Midwifery as a career

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Complete Midwifery Course Preparation

1-week midwifery work experience residential course based in London for students aged 16+

 

Complete Midwifery Course Preparation

1-week midwifery work experience residential course based in London for students aged 16+

Gain Hands-on Midwifery Work Experience

Carry Out Natural Birth and C-section Scenarios

Find Out If Midwifery is For You

Complete Mock Interviews with Feedback

 Who Is UK Midwifery Work Experience Week For?

This course is for students aged 16+ who want to gain a place at university as a midwifery student or are considering if midwifery is the career for them

 

Who Is UK Midwifery Work Experience Week For?

This course is for students aged 16+ who want to gain a place at university as a midwifery student or are considering if midwifery is the career for them

 

80% of students who join this course are from the UK. The other 20% are international students

96% of students who join this course are between the age of 1 and 18 and are considering applying to midwifery at university

80% of our students are first-time applicants and 20% are re-applicants

What’s Included in UK Midwifery Work Experience Week?

Everything you need to gain a place on a midwifery university course

What’s Included in UK Midwifery Work Experience Week?

Everything you need to gain a place on a midwifery university course

Hands-on Midwifery Work Experience

On our course, you will take part in various midwifery scenarios such as natural and C-Section birth, antenatal and postnatal care, administration of pain relief and carrying out minor surgeries. 

 

Birth Simulators

We use professional birth simulators on our UK Midwifery Work Experience Week course. This will give you a unique opportunity of experiencing multiple birth scenarios such as natural birth or C-Section and feel the pressure of making life-changing decisions! 

Baby Simulations

You will take part in multiple scenarios where you will have to handle the baby manikins and make sure all the correct postnatal procedures are followed. This can include checking the baby’s vital functions, investigating symptoms, taking blood samples or dealing with emergency situations.

 Teaching By NHS Midwives and Midwifery Students

Our mentors are qualified and trained NHS midwives and exceptional midwifery students. They are there just for you! You will have an opportunity to ask our mentors questions about the course and their day-to-day life, the pros and cons of being a midwife, or anything else that you may want to ask about.

Mock Midwifery Interviews

Feel the atmosphere and the pressure of a face-to-face midwifery interview! First, our mentors will help you master the interview questions by explaining what admission officers want to hear and what is expected from you. Then you will take part in 1-to-1 mock interviews with our mentors where you can practice your answers, and our mentors will give you personal feedback so you know how to improve your performance!

Life of a Midwife

What is it like to be a midwife? What is your day-to-day job? How many babies does a midwife see per day? Our registered and experienced midwives will explain to you what it is like to be a midwife. They will also dedicate their time to answering all the questions you may have so you know exactly what to expect if you decide to pursue a career in midwifery.

Student Socials

A key part of the week is the chance to make friends with like-minded students and share a one-in-a-lifetime educational trip together. We organise a range of relaxed student activities in the evenings to socialise, relax, and unwind after a busy day of learning.

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation, breakfast and dinner is included every day. We use some of the best student accommodation in London. We have two main accommodation partners: Middlesex University and Stay Club. We use these as they are safe, secure and have great amenities and travel links.

Full-time Staff

Unlike many other course providers, we have full-time Medical Projects members of staff on the course at all times. All our staff are enhanced DBS checked, First Aid trained and Safeguarding qualified. Our student to staff ratio is always at least 8:1 and we always have a female member of staff on duty at all times.

 

Boosting University Admissions

Measuring student success is vital to our work

Boosting University Admissions

Measuring student success is vital to our work

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Students who attended a Medical Projects course and received an offer from their first choice university

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Students who attended a Medical Projects course and received at least one Medicine school offer

Our Google review score (out of 5)

Timetable

The full course timetable can be found below

Timetable

The full course timetable can be found below

Day 1 - Sunday
Sunday is arrival day for all students. We have several meeting/collection points as we have students from the UK and International students. The arrival locations are as follows:

1. Kings Cross Train Station

2. Heathrow International Arrivals

3. Meet at the accommodation

Our staff will be there to meet all students in-person. We will then have dinner before delivering our student induction, safety and safeguarding protocols. Students can then relax, meet all their fellow students and prepare for a busy week.

 

Day 2 - Monday

On Monday, students will start learning about who a midwife is, what a midwife does, how a midwife’s role is different from a nurse, and everything they need to know about being a midwife. After that, the focus will be on the baby and the mother. Students will understand how a midwife should interact with a mother in the antenatal and postnatal stages and how to act around a baby. In the afternoon, students will have their first interaction with baby simulators.

Covered:

  • Duties of a midwife
  • Differences between a midwife and a nurse
  • Baby simulators introduction
  • How to handle a baby
  • First baby scenarios
  • Daily debrief
Day 3 - Tuesday

On Tuesday, we will start with CPR and first AID sessions. This session is split into two sections. The first one is focused on how to give CPR and first aid to a mother in the antenatal stage. The second part is about administering CPR and first aid to an infant. After that, we will talk about an infant’s health, administer medication and injections to an infant, and end the day with more advanced infant scenarios.

Covered:

  • General CPR
  • Mother in the antenatal stage CPR 
  • Infant CPR
  • Monitoring health of an infant
  • Administering injections and medication to an infant – theory
  • Administering injections – practical session
  • More advanced infant scenarios
  • Daily debrief
Day 4 - Wednesday

The whole Wednesday focuses on birth. In the morning, students will learn the theory about giving birth. Our mentors will go through the stages of a natural birth and C-Section as well. In the afternoon it will be up to the students! Students will be split into groups and take turns in multiple birth-giving scenarios.

Covered:

  • Giving birth – theory 
  • Giving birth – practical scenarios 
  • Daily debrief
Day 5 - Thursday

Thursday is focused on interviews. In the morning, we will start by explaining to students how to be successful at a midwifery interview, and then every student will do a mock interview. The mock interviews consist of four different stations. Students will all take part in every station and will be interviewed by a variety of mentors like they would in their real interviews. 

Covered:

  • Midwifery interviews best practice
  • Mock midwifery interview
Day 6 - Friday

Friday starts with a practical session on administering pain relief medication and is followed by a theory about ultrasound. Students will then take part in a practical session where they will need to interpret ultrasound results. The afternoon will be dedicated to a discussion about the life of a midwife, led by one of our midwives, followed by a discussion about the life of a midwifery student. 

Covered:

  • Administering pain relief
  • Ultrasound theory
  • Ultrasound practical session
  • Life of a midwife 
  • Life of a midwifery student
  • Daily debrief

 

Friday night activity:

There is an optional Friday night activity. This is usually a meal and a West End Show, which is a great way to round off a busy week. This is optional and is purchased separately (around £70).

Day 7 - Saturday

Saturday is departure day. After breakfast students will head home from one of our three departure options:

1. Collection from accommodation

2. Return to Kings Cross

3. Return to Heathrow

Please note there are specific times for Kings Cross and Heathrow departures so please do not book transport before booking the course and checking our departure schedule.

Award-winning Course Provider

We are proud to have won several awards 

Award-winning Course Provider

We are proud to have won several awards

Award-winning Course Provider

We are proud to have won several awards

What Our Students Think…

“AMAZING COURSE! I really felt like a doctor during the week. It ensured me that Medicine is what I want to do in the future and that I will enjoy it. I also made so many new friends!”

– Maggie (student)

“My son enjoyed the course a lot and received 4 offers from 4 different medical schools, so I guess it was more than worth it. We had some special requirements in terms of the accommodation, and the food and the staff were so lovely and really did their best to ensure we were satisfied.”

– Francis (Parent)

“Our daughter wasn’t sure if pursuing Medicine was the right option for her since she was struggling to get any work experience. We decided to book this course and it was worth every penny – very insightful.”

– Margaret (Parent)

We take great pride in creating a course that is challenging, educational, immersive and fun for our students. This combination ensures students make the most of the week and we receive excellent feedback from our students.

100% COVID-19 Guarantee

We offer 100% flexibility guarantee in the case either you or we have to cancel/rearrange in the case of COVID-19. If you are unable to attend the course because you have contracted COVID-19, or we have to cancel the course due to COVID-19, we will offer:

Unlimited date changes

Unlimited course switches

Refund Guarantee

Dates & Fees

Spaces are limited to 24 students per week to ensure maximum engagement

Dates and Prices

Spaces are limited to 24 students per week to ensure maximum engagement

Course Fees

The total price of this course is £2450

Current sale price: £1950

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What's not included in the course fee?
– Oyster travel card – approximately £45 (plus £5 for refundable card) – Lunch money – approximately £5-7 per day – Optional Friday evening activity – approximately £70
I'm not from the UK can I join this course?
Yes! Around 40% of students who join this course are overseas students. We have Arrival collection points at Heathrow Airport if you are flying in for this course. A member of staff will be there on arrival.
Where will the students be staying?
We have two main accommodation partners. These are professional and safe student accommodations in London. We use Middlesex University Student Accommodation or Stay Club Student Accommodation. Please see below for links: Middlesex University Stay Club
Will I get a certificate for my portfolio?

Yes. All students will be sent a certificate once they have completed the course. Your certificate is proof of your work experience and can be used as evidence at interview for your university.

Who will be looking after my son/daughter?
We have full-time Medical Projects staff who supervise students 24/7. All our staff are DBS checked and we always have a female member of staff on-site. We have strict safety and safeguarding protocols in place across all of our courses.
I have a dietary requirement, can I join this course?
Yes. We deal with lots of dietary requirements on our courses. We will ask you to complete an additional form before joining us and we will make the necessary adjustments to your meals in advance.

Can I pay in instalments?
We understand investments in education are made easier with instalments. We have a variety of payments options including payment in full, as well as 3 and 6 month installment plans.

Trusted by 1000s of students, teachers and parents every year

Trusted by 1000s of students, teachers and parents every year