Yeovil College explores midwifery in experience day at Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust

Over 40 Level 3 Health & Social Care students took part in experience day to investigate the role of a midwife delivered by the senior midwife at Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust.

A student applied for a Midwifery course at university following the experience day.

The students learnt the roles and responsibilities of a midwife, shown around the labour ward and experienced a birth simulation.

The experience day with Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust has been running for many years by Heidi Amor and a deliverer.

Heidi Amor, Lecturer in Health, Care & Early Years at Yeovil College, said ‘It’s a great opportunity for the students to explore the career as a midwife and the environment. We hope to continue this trip to Yeovil District Hospital to maintain our partnership as a provider.’

The year 1 students found the experience day beneficial for working on the Working in the Health Sector unit by investigating requirements for different careers in health. They found out what qualifications required, skills and qualities needed to undertake the role and how all midwifes work in partnership with other teams/professionals. Many of them included this career pathway in their assignment work and it enhanced their knowledge greatly. Some students had a complete change of career preference.

The year 2 students were completing Personal and Professional Development unit and were required to reflect on the experience day to evidence their learning.

The Level 3 Health & Social Care course is suitable for anyone hoping to follow a career in one of a wide variety of specialist roles within the Health & Social Care sector, such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Teaching. These roles usually require a university-level or professional qualification and the BTEC Extended Diploma is one way of preparing for this training. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills required for professional roles in the sector, as well as a greater understanding of Health and Social Care organisations, the different types of people who access services and their needs.