Preparation for Professional Midwifery Advocate
Level 7, 20 credits
The Professional Midwifery Advocate education programme aims to prepare registered midwives to achieve the standards and competencies required to successfully undertake the role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA). This will include developing an understanding of the role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate and of the deployment of that role using the A-EQUIP (an acronym for Advocating for Education and QUality Improvement) model.
PMA students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to provide support to enhance health and wellbeing; develop education and training to progress knowledge and skills; and support quality improvement practices to ensure that women and their families experience safe, enriching care.
You will receive individual tutorial support throughout the course. While completing this course, you will need to supervise a pre-qualifying social work student in order to complete this award. You must also be observed twice giving practice education supervision.
The course requires you to spend eight of the ten allocated dates in LJMU.
This module prepares practitioners to demonstrate understanding of the role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA), providing support to enhance health and wellbeing; developing education and training to progress knowledge and skills; and leading personal action for quality improvement practices to ensure that women and their families experience safe, enriching care.
Topics covered on the Preparation for Professional Midwifery Advocate programme include:
- The transition from the Supervision of Midwives to the AEQUIP Model
- The role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)
- Individual learning styles
- Undertake Restorative Clinical Supervision Sessions (in practice)
- Resilience in practice
- Leadership styles
- Change management in healthcare practice
- Relationship building
- Quality improvement
Session 1: 07.01.2019
Session 2: 14.01.2019
Session 3: 04.02.2019
Session 4: 18.02.2019
Session 5: 11.03.2019
Session 6: 01.04.2019 (self-directed study)
Session 7: 20.05.2019
Session 8: 10.06.2019
Session 9: 17.06.2019 (self-directed study)
Session 10: 01.07.2019
The programme has two essential elements divided into theory and the practice of restorative clinical supervision. Both theory and practice must be passed to successfully complete the programme. The practice aspect of the programme involves experience in undertaking restorative clinical supervision with practicing midwives.
Completion requires submission of a 4500 word Portfolio that demonstrates critical analysis and reflection of four restorative clinical supervision sessions, and an Action Plan for future personal development as a PMA.
The student is required to undertake four Restorative Clinical Supervision Sessions (in clinical practice), following which they will write a 1000 word critical reflection of their undertaking each session.
On completion of the four Restorative Clinical Supervision Sessions and their accompanying reflections, the student will utilise the remaining 500 words to devise an Action Plan for their pending role as a PMA.
To be included in Portfolio Submission:
- Completion of the A-EQUIP e-learning module – enclose certificate
- Completion of the 2 day accredited Solihull Approach training and enclosed certificate
- Presentation Preparation (i.e. PowerPoint)
- Comments from Peer Review
The criteria for admission to the module require that candidates are Registered Midwives who have been selected by their Head of Midwifery to undertake further training. The A-EQUIP model is employer led. Anticipated minimum entry requirements:
- Registered Midwife within the UK
- Hold a BA and/or BSc Midwifery (2.2 or above)
- IELTS 6.5
- Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
This Continuing Professional Development programme is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework
How to apply
Please apply using the online application form selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of Entry drop down.
Further details are available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.
Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER
T: 0151 231 5829