Pre-Registration Shortened Midwifery Programme (PgDip)

University of the Highlands and Islands


Inverness College UHI


The UHI are delighted to be working in partnership with NHS Highland, NHS Western Isles, NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland to bring midwifery education to the Highlands and Islands, funded by the Scottish Government.

If you are a registered adult nurse, this PgDip Pre-registration Shortened Midwifery Programme means you can become a fully qualified midwife in just 20 months.

The Programme comprises 60% practice and 40% theory. Your clinical practice placements are provided by NHS Highland, NHS Western Isles, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Grampian in urban, remote and rural island practice areas. The theory components are arranged in blocks of attendance.

Entry Requirements

You must be a registered adult nurse, employed by NHS Highland or NHS Western Isles, and be live on the NMC register at the commencement of the programme.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 months


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level