Apprenticeship Standard for Midwife – Approved for delivery

5 December, 2018

The Midwife Trailblazer is delighted to announce that the degree apprenticeship standard for Midwife has been approved for delivery by the Institute for Apprenticeships and allocated a maximum funding of £27,000.

The approved Standard and Assessment plan can be found here.

Employers, training providers and apprentice assessment organisations can now prepare for delivery of the apprenticeship.

Dr. Gloria Rowland (Barts Health NHS Trust) and Helen Knower (Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust)
Joint Chairs of the Trailblazer Group

“It is great news that the Registered Midwifery Degree Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Plan has been approved. It has been hugely exciting leading and working with so many dedicated colleagues across Health and Education in England to develop a new midwifery apprenticeship pathway entrance into the Midwifery profession. We are especially grateful to the trailblazer group and the Skills for Health leads for their collaboration, energy and commitment in helping us develop the standards. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of midwifery apprentices.”

Sally Ashton May
Senior Midwife National Team HEE and Regional Associate Clinical Lead HEE East of England

“It is fantastic news that the Registered Midwifery Degree Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Plan has been approved. This development is key to supporting widening access and new routes into the profession, providing an exciting new opportunity for individuals and for maternity services to grow their own midwifery workforce. This contributes to the ongoing delivery of excellent service provision for women, their babies and families. I would like to thank the trailblazer group for their commitment, support and tenacity in driving this standard forward – in particular the joint chairs whose experience and leadership were fundamental to the success of this development. This would not have been possible without the expertise and dedication of the groups Skills for Health lead and I look forward to seeing new midwifery apprentices commence their training.”