PG Dip Midwifery - 90 week programme
Update to Selection process in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
The health and wellbeing of our prospective students, current students and staff remains our top priority. As a result of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our upcoming on-campus Selection Days for 2020 entry will be replaced with telephone interviews. The telephone interview is used to assess your suitability for the course and to ensure that as well as meeting the necessary academic and skills requirements, your values also match those of the NHS. Shortlisted applicants will receive more details from our School of Health Sciences Admission Team.
An interview will form part of the selection day. Structured interviews will focus on particular skills, or on how you approach specific problems to assess your suitability for the course.
Qualifications and Residency Checks
During the Selection Day you will be required to confirm your current academic qualifications and your eligibility to study in the UK. The Qualifications and Residency Check list details the documents you will need to bring on the selection day.
Please note, if you have taken an Access qualification and your results are pending we require evidence of academic performance to date on your course, this can be an interim transcript or letter from the college, it must also include information on all units completed and marks/grades achieved.
Top tips for the Selection Day
It's worth noting that a lot of the communication we do is non-verbal. For example this could be the way we stand or sit, move our limbs, nod our head, provide eye-contact. In an assessment centre, non-verbal displays are most likely to be picked up on in group exercises and interviews. It is also important to think about the signals given by others; these are also cues to pick up on.
Also remember to:
- Listen carefully to all instructions
- Double-check if you are uncertain about what you are required to do - don't be afraid to ask questions
- Be alert and aware throughout the assessment - concentrate, stay calm but focused
- Do not make assumptions about the way to respond - if you try to guess what the "answers" might be, or what the assessor is looking for, you may be wrong - it is always best to be honest and be yourself!
- Work quickly but accurately through the exercises - don't spend too long on any one question
- Come prepared; have a go at some of the practice tests we have provided and read all the information you have been sent carefully before your Selection Day.