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Midwifery / Registered Midwife for registered nurses PgDip: Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching and assessment for this course

Teaching methods include academic study and clinical practice experience. There is an emphasis on clinical skills teaching, with more than half the course focused on developing practical abilities. You will have access to well-equipped skills laboratories where you can use clinical equipment and practise on mannequins and teaching models relevant to maternity care.

There is a continuous assessment of theory and practice. A variety of assessment strategies is used, including extended essays, examinations, reflective journal writing and projects.

Teaching, learning and assessment at Kingston University


Our courses are carefully constructed to allow you to build knowledge and skills progressively during your degree programme.

We constantly update our curriculum to ensure that it covers the latest developments in your subject area, including the research and professional experience that your tutors bring to the course.

Academic skills support

Our courses have a progressive approach to help develop your academic skills through the modules you study.

Our Academic Skills Centres also provide one-to-one support and advice on the techniques you need to be a successful student including:

  • essay writing;
  • exam techniques;
  • presentation skills;
  • editing and web skills; and
  • research skills.

During your degree you will go on to develop the independence, creativity and excellent communication skills that we know employers look for in successful graduates.


Assignments are designed not just to test what you know, but to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. 

Because we want you to reach your full potential in every assignment, we build in opportunities for practice and 'feed forward' on assessment tasks so that you will know what you need to do to perform at your best when you submit your work.

When we return your work, we give you clear feedback that will show you what you need to work on next time. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the comments on your work one-to-one with your lecturers and your personal tutor.

Personal tutors

You will be allocated a personal tutor when you start the course, who will provide academic and pastoral support on a one-to-one or small-group (4–5 students) basis throughout the programme.

Personal tutors are also designated liaison lecturers for each of five placement sites, thus are able to provide further support of personal tutees in clinical settings. You may be grouped into vertical tutor groups, consisting of individuals from different years and midwifery programmes, so that senior students could be facilitated to share their experience and learning with first- and/or second-year students.

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Admissions team, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5733
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