Health and Social Care (Maternity Services) (PDA)

South Lanarkshire College


This health and social care course is made up of three units: an introductory unit that will introduce you to the communication skills, values and qualities required of the care worker, you will also learn about inter-professional working and the importance of collaboration in the delivery of effective person centred care.

There are also two units which focus on maternal health and well-being and foetal health and well-being.

You will learn about the physical changes that occur during pregnancy and immediately following birth, including the development of the foetus and antenatal screening processes.

In addition, this course will look at obstetric emergencies and appropriate assessment and treatment.

You will also investigate the role of the maternity support worker in supporting the mother and baby.

Finally, you will learn about hospital and community based maternity care in relation to supporting maternal and foetal health and well-being.

You will develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to deliver effective care under the guidance of the registered practitioner.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably including English plus Maths at National 5; or NC Health and Social Care (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Personal statement. Interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level


Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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