Course overview

This 6 week level 1 course will prepare you to apply for the role of maternity support worker. It provides an introduction to the role of the MSW and some of the conditions which may be experienced by pregnant women and the new born baby. The course gives learners the skills and knowledge to be employed as a maternity support worker within local hospitals, it’s a direct route to employment and offers progression opportunities to further in-depth learning for maternity support at level 2.

Course description

This course will prepare you to apply for the role of Maternity Support Worker and prompts you to explore the role of the maternity support worker, and the value of what they do for new mothers, babies and families. It explores some common maternity conditions such as miscarriage, stillbirth, baby jaundice, infant feeding, induction of labour, what happens during a caesarean section, for example. This course will help you develop professional attributes such as reflection, and contribute to the development of those around you. You will be asked to complete a weekly learning diary and one short answer quiz following each day. The course asks students to work together in small groups to plan a presentation to the wider group about the issues you have explored in this course and how it is changing thinking and action in your lives, and will help you to apply for the role of a maternity support worker.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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