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Standards for pre-registration midwifery education

Pre-registration midwifery education 

Standards for pre-registration midwifery education publication coverWe review and maintain standards for midwifery education and practice.

The Standards for pre-registration midwifery education must be met by all midwifery students on our approved programmes before registration. This ensures midwives are fit to practise at the point of registration.

They were published in February 2009 and replace the Standards of proficiency for pre-registration midwifery education published in 2004. The revised title reflects the scope of the standards and guidance for pre-registration midwifery education.

This edition includes European directives, along with our standards and guidance that relate to the outcome of two consultations: Fitness for practice at the point of registration, and Pre-registration midwifery education. We’ve also included the essential skills clusters for midwifery education.

Safonau ar gyfer addysg bydwreigiaeth cyn cofrestru (Welsh)

 

Circulars

NMC Circular 07/2011 

We’ve withdrawn our circular about changes to midwives’ exemptions (07/2011). While it’s not our role to publish these, we know it’s important for midwives and student midwives to be able to access this information. In light of this, we’ve edited our Practising as a midwife in the UK publication to include an overview of midwives’ exemptions and links to where you can find the most up-to-date information. Please see pages 5 and 13 for the relevant information.

NMC Circular 02/2011
First published: February 2011
Learning outside the UK as part of an approved pre-registration nursing or midwifery programme.

NMC Circular 02/2011: Annexe 1
First published: February 2011
Requirements, guidance and advice for learning outside the UK for pre-registration nursing and midwifery students.

NMC Circular 01/2011 
First published: February 2011
Using accreditation of prior learning (APL) in existing pre-registration nursing, specialist community public health nursing programmes, and in other programmes where APL is permitted.

NMC Circular 01/2011 Annexe 1 
First published: February 2011
Guidance and advice for the accreditation of prior learning (APL) for programmes currently approved under the Standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing education (2004), the Standards for specialist community public health nursing (2004) and other programmes where APL is permitted.

NMC Circular 18/2007 
First published: July 2007
Standards and guidance for adaptation to midwifery programmes.

Links

Becoming a midwife

How midwives are regulated?