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This module supports midwives who have been nominated by their employer to become a PMA.

It enables midwives to develop the skills required by the Professional Midwifery Advocate Competency Profile (NHS England, 2017) and to subsequently to undertake the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) role to deliver the NHS England AEQUIP model of support to midwives and pregnant women and their families.

The learning and teaching opportunities you engage with will be determined in a learning agreement which includes a gap analysis of your current skill profile and the competency profile of the PMA. The learning agreement is agreed and signed by you, your PMA mentor and the University module team, and you will use an e-portfolio to capture the opportunities that you have engaged with and to critically reflect on how these evidence the development of the PMA competencies required. Feedback is an important part of the learning journey and at several points in your study you have the opportunity to get formative feedback from your PMA mentor and the University module team. This enables you understand your progress and to deepen your engagement with your programme of study.

To apply please make a note of the start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application.

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your completed study leave approval form. If you do not attach your approval form to your application or it is incomplete this will delay your application and may impact you being offered a place on the module. Instructions on how to do this are in the guidance notes.





If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Course Information

Award Type Accredited Level 7, 20 Credits

Delivery Method Face to Face Delivery

Mode of Study

Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

Start 27th February 2020

10 Days over 10 months (approx.)

Health, Sport and Social Care

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Workforce Development (CWD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.  We also work very closely with experienced practitioners within the field who are an integral part of the teaching team helping to match theory and practice.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Delivered in 10 days over approximately 10 months. Face-to-face learning, peer feedback and critical debate is facilitated through the provision of face-to-face contact days 6 times over the duration of the module, with an additional optional 4 days of relevant seminars, teaching sessions, masterclasses and individual tutorials to gain specific knowledge and formative feedback (from both tutors and peers). A 3000 word e-folio which includes a critically reflective discussion of your learning throughout the module, including reflection upon the findings of self and peer review. The e-folio must contain a signed off statement from the practice mentor evidencing meeting of all Professional Midwifery Advocate Competencies.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.  

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


Applicants must be registered midwives and must be supported to attend and have suitable PMA mentorship in their employment.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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