Continuing Professional Development in Midwifery

Midwifery post-registration programmes

Our midwifery post-registration programmes now link directly to the work-based learning Enhanced Professional Practice programmes at level six and Master’s level. 

EPP programmes are work based learning degrees which lend themselves to a more flexible and student centred way of learning. Midwives currently studying on these programmes at Master’s and degree level, find the modules particularly relevant to midwifery practice and their own personal development.

There are minimal structured teaching sessions in the classroom and so there is more scope for learning if you live some distance away, with an individualised approach to academic supervision. This is particularly useful for those who live some distance from Swansea.

For further information please contact Sarah Norris on or +44 (0)1792 518563

Work-based learning modules

Professional practice in Sexual and reproductive health
The aim of this module is to develop underpinning knowledge in relation to contraception and sexual health which enables you, the practitioner to offer advice and care according to the need of individuals. It will also enable you to gain skills in contraception and sexual health practice which enable the student to offer professional care and advice according to your role. Your knowledge and competence in practice will therefore be assessed according to the level of skill you will require in your everyday practice in any health care setting. 

Under development at the present time are three work based learning modules that will be optional modules as part of the EPP programme at degree and Master’s level.

Contraception and Sexual Health
This module will replace the existing “Developing the Practitioner in Contraception and Sexual Health Practice”. The module will continue to offer practitioners the knowledge and practice based experience to achieve the level of competence required to work in the contraception and sexual health services.

The Seriously Ill Mother
This module will be looking at the issues related to the pregnant woman or new mother who becomes seriously ill during her childbirth experience. It will be particularly concerned with recognition of the deteriorating condition of the pregnant woman or new mother and appropriate response.

Professional Midwifery Practice
This module is under development as a module for the EPP programme. This module will explore the professional, legal and ethical issues related to all aspects of midwifery practice and, in along with the undertaking other EPP modules on the programme, will lead to an award of Enhanced Professional Practice in Midwifery which is currently under development and will be subject to validation.

For further information please contact Sarah Norris on or +44 (0)1792 518563

Midwifery Stand Alone Days

Perineal suturing workshop
The ongoing success of this workshop means that it continues to be offered frequently throughout the year.

The workshop reviews the anatomy of the pelvic floor, considers the recent evidence regarding perineal care and repair, and, through the use of state-of-the-art models, enables those attending to practice the most up-to-date suturing technique.

Other standalone days may be developed depending on the continuing professional development needs of our practice partners.

For further information please contact Sarah Norris on or +44 (0)1792 518563