This programme seeks to create a caring, competent and confident Maternity Care Assistant (MCA) fit for purpose through the integration of knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes. In addition, students will develop the professional and personal maturity, skills and attributes necessary to work
effectively within a multidisciplinary environment supporting ‘womancentred’ holistic care.
Each trimester comprises a short theory block followed by defined practice placements to integrate and consolidate evidence-based knowledge and understanding with skills acquisition, attitudes and
behaviours. Topic areas studied include the professional, ethical and legal role of the MCA; working with vulnerable women; supporting infant nutrition; and early years parenting support.
Students will undertake practice placements within the associated NHS Boards which are normally their designated place of work. NHS Boards will administer the practice placement element and students can be placed in a variety of clinical areas including the full range of pre/postnatal areas and communities to achieve their competencies as appropriate to the needs of the NHS Board.
2022 entry requirements:
Higher English plus 4 different subjects at National 5.
You must be employed within maternity services and be nominated for entry to the programme by your line manager.
Apply direct to UWS
School of Health and Life Sciences