Interested in gaining the Maternity Care Support Award which is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and interpersonal skills required to assist the midwife in caring for mothers, babies, and the family unit.
A qualification offering the practical skills appropriate for work in a maternity care setting as a Care Assistant. Enhance your career path with excellent opportunities for progression to further and higher education.
You will gain real-life knowledge, skills and competence required to support the midwife in a maternity facility.
Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning environment. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with a Professional Midwife who will support, mentor and guide you through the skills, knowledge and understanding of maternity care support.
You will experience demonstrations in specialist equipment, examples include hospital bed, baby cot, hospital trolley, drip and many other items of equipment.
The objective of this programme is to provide an introduction to the application, theory and practice of maternity care support.
DAY 1 Introduction.
At the end of the course you will:
You will be in a bubble:
Hybrid Learning September 2020
Dorset College continues to adhere to the government’s guidelines on protective measures required to be in place in order to combat the COVID-19. These protective measures mean that our classes will now be delivered through a Hybrid model as outlined above.
An interest in working as a care assistant in a maternity hospital or to gain an understanding of the Nurse Midwife role.
A combination of module appropriate assessment methods will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes on the course. These methods will include an assignment and a skills demonstration. Work experience does not apply to this course.
QQI/FET Maternity Care Support Level 5 Minor Award (Code: 5N3746)
Awarded by: QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland
Credit Value: 15 ECTS
Pass 50%- 64% / Merit 65%-79% / Distinction 80%-100%
On successful completion of the QQI Maternity Care Support Level 5 (5N3746) Minor Award, learners can combine this with the Healthcare Support or the Nursing Studies Level 5 Major Awards which will qualify you to seek employment in a Hospital or as a Healthcare Assistant for work in a Maternity Care facility.
On successful completion of the Maternity Care Support course you will gain the QQI Maternity Care Support Level 5 (Minor Award).
The Institutes of Technology and Technical Universities operate a Higher Education Links Scheme to their undergraduate courses in Nursing and Midwifery for applicants with QQI Level 5 qualifications in Nursing Studies and or Healthcare Support.