Midwifery services provide support and care to pregnant people during birth. They are responsible for helping pregnant people, their families, and their child.

The services that those working in midwifery undertake can vary. Tasks include screenings, examinations, identifying risks, preparing parents and supporting childbirth.


This role  includes delivering parenting classes, examinations and other screening tasks through pregnancy. You will also support during labour, and help with a range of issues relating to pregnancy.

Typical entry requirements:

  •    5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above to include Mathematics, English and Science or equivalent.

  •    BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) or Access to Higher Education Diploma – a minimum of 45 Level 3 credits at merit grade or above.

  •    Completion of a BSc undergraduate degree – or a midwifery degree apprenticeship.

How Much Can I Expect To Earn?

Between £25,655 –  £32,306

Nursery Nurse

Nursery Nurses work with young people and their families. They may  work in a hospital, health centres, children’s centres or community centres.

Typical entry requirements (these may vary):

  • 5 GCSEs (Grade 4-9/A*-C)  or equivalent

  • Experience of working with children or families is usually beneficial.

  • Some employers may request a childcare NVQ or BTEC.

How Much Can I Expect To Earn?


Maternity Support Worker / Midwife Assistant

This role works under the supervision of a midwife and handles routine assessments and observations.

Entry requirements (these may vary):

  •    5 GCSEs grade 5 (grade C) or above including English and Maths or equivalent

  •   Experience of working with children or families is beneficial

  •   A health and social care, nursery nurse or childcare qualification (such as NVQ, BTEC, NNEB, CACHE) may be required.

How Much Can I Expect To Earn?


What skills and qualities do I need to work in Midwifery?

Communication Skills

Being able to express yourself clearly to a range of people from different backgrounds

Listening Skills

Developing an understanding of your service users’ needs through listening 

Problem Solving Skills

Using clinical knowledge and your own judgement to assess stressful situations calmly. 

 Emotional & Mental Resilience 

The ability to  deal with distressing or stressful situations without affecting your health and wellbeing