Prepare for a rewarding career in maternity services with our Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) Maternity Care Assistant course.
As the only university in Scotland to offer it, this programme is designed to help existing Maternity Care Assistants (MCAs) develop the skills and attributes necessary to work effectively within a multidisciplinary, woman-centred healthcare environment.
Each term is made up of a short theory block followed by practical placements to integrate and consolidate your learning with skills acquisition, attitudes and behaviours.
Topic areas include:
The professional, ethical and legal role of MCAs; Working with vulnerable women; Supporting infant nutrition early years parenting support.
You will undertake practice placements within and administered by your NHS Board to ensure you experience a variety of ante and post-natal care settings.
This course is fully funded by the NHS.
2023 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