Standards for pre-registration midwifery education

Provides standards and guidance for pre-registration midwifery education

Published: February 2009

Replaces: Standards of proficiency for pre-registration midwifery education (2004).

This edition includes recently published European Directives, along with recently circulated NMC standards and guidance that relate to the outcome of two NMC consultations: Fitness for practice at the point of registration, and Pre-registration midwifery education. Included also are the Essential Skills Clusters for midwifery education. The revised title reflects the scope of the standards and guidance for pre-registration midwifery education.

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Contents

  • Standards for the lead midwife for education
    • Standard 1 – Appointment of the lead midwife for education
    • Standard 2 – Development, delivery and management of midwifery education programmes
    • Standard 3 – Signing the supporting declaration of good health and good character
  • Standards for admission to, and continued participation in, pre-registration midwifery programmes
    • Standard 4 – General requirements relating to selection for and continued participation in approved programmes, and entry to the register
    • Standard 5 – Interruptions to pre-registration midwifery education programmes
    • Standard 6 – Admission with advanced standing
    • Standard 7 – Transfer between approved educational institutions
    • Standard 8 – Stepping off and stepping on to pre-registration midwifery education programmes
  • Standards for the structure and nature of pre-registration midwifery programmes
    • Standard 9 – Academic standard of programme
    • Standard 10 – Length of programme
    • Standard 11 – Student support
    • Standard 12 – Balance between clinical practice and theory
    • Standard 13 – Scope of practice experience
    • Standard 14 – Supernumerary status during clinical placements
    • Standard 15 – Assessment strategy
    • Standard 16 – Ongoing record of achievement
  • Achieving the NMC standards
    • Standard 17 – Competencies required to achieve the NMC standards
    • The Essential Skills Clusters

Circulars

  • 06/2010: Changes to midwifery exemptions

  • 02/2011 Learning outside the UK Annexe

  • 07/2011: Midwives exemptions

  • Consultations

    March 2006: Pre-registration midwifery education

    August 2003: Fitness for practice at the point of registration

    Created date :
    25/03/2010
    Modified date :
    25/03/2010