Students will spend up to 60 per cent of their time during the course within a clinical area linked to one of our partner Trusts.

You will remain at the same trust until qualification.

Three-year students

Before they begin their programme, students are given the opportunity to rank the Trusts in order of preference.

Every effort is then made to place the student at either their first or second choice. Occasionally however, it may be necessary to utilise their third or fourth choice.

BSc (Hons) / Graduate Diploma Shortened Programme in Midwifery

These students are employed by the individual Trusts for the duration of the course, and therefore apply to both the Trust of their choice and Birmingham City University. Places at each Trust are limited however, so if all of the places for one Trust are full, an alternative will be suggested.

During both programmes, students will rotate around each clinical area related to childbirth and women's health. Initial placements include introductory weeks on community and delivery suite followed by assessed placements in antenatal, postnatal, community, neonatal and delivery suite areas. The long programme students also spend time on a gynaecology ward.


Seven weeks of annual leave are set for the year. 

During the summer, students are otherwise on full-time clinical placements. Between each placement, students will spend time in University and undertake self directed study. Students are expected to work shifts including nights, weekends and some bank holidays in order to work with their mentor.

The placement support tutor and administration team oversees all placements and communicates with the placement areas regularly to inform them of the students they are to expect.

Find out more about where you could experience your placement

Support Practice Learning

We offer a wide range of information about the placements you will experience while studying with us

Please read our factsheets, guidelines and policy documents thoroughly - these will provide you with all the information you need as you progress through your practical placement;

Information pack

Please contact us on 0121 331 7005 / 6072 for any further information about your placement, or see your personal tutor.