Nurses and midwives who have trained outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and want to work in the UK as a nurse or midwife must gain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Applicants are tested for competence through a two-part process to gain registration.
- Part one – computer-based multiple-choice examination (CBT) which is accessible around the world for applicants to access in their home countries.
- Part two – Practical objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) which will always be held in the UK.
- All overseas applicants need to pass a computer-based test (CBT) and comply with all other initial requirements of the NMC overseas nursing process (including achieving language capability requirements) to be eligible to sit the OSCE and complete their registration. In October 2017, the NMC issued revised guidance on how an overseas applicant can meet the required level of English language capability.
- An individual entering the UK to take a nursing role has up to three months from the employment start date noted on the certificate of sponsorship (CoS) to sit the OSCE exam. During this period, they can be legally employed as a pre-registration candidate.
Please contact us directly with queries about individual NMC registrations or may advised to contact the NMC directly.
You have to be a Registered Nurse with 1-year minimum experience.
1. IELTS – Overall 7 with Individual 7 or
2. OET – Overall B Individual B or
3. Passed the Nursing with in the last 2 years, and have to prove that
• The course was taught and examined in English.
• the programme demonstrates your ability in reading, writing, speaking and listening in a range of environments.
• YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THE NMC WITH THE FOLLOWING.
• A university transcript of training, and
• A letter of reference from your training institution (or ask your training institution to complete sections 8a and 8b on the form to accompany your transcript of training). Your evidence must confirm that the programme was composed of at least 50 percent clinical interaction. At least 75 percent of that must be with patients, service users, their families and other healthcare professionals must have taken place in English.
• Part one – computer-based multiple-choice examination (CBT) which is accessible around the world for applicants to access in their home countries.
• Part two – Practical objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) which will always be held in the UK.
Register with the NMC UK – We can assist you to be registered with the NMC
We, at Vasco Medics International can help you to find the most suitable employer as soon as you fulfil the requirements above.
Vasco Medics International has employers, NHS Trust Hospitals, Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes around the country.
The whole process from Stage 2 till the NMC registration may usually take around 4 months.
IELTS – Approx £ 145 or
OET – Approx £ 330
For NMC Registration, there are different fees for different stages of the application process:
Application for nursing/midwifery £140
Part 1 test of competence (CBT) £130
Part 2 test of competence (OSCE) £992
Admission onto our register £153
Your salary may range from £ 22000 – £ 28000 PA Once you cleared your OSCE and obtained registration from the NMC UK until then its £ 16271 PA
We are planning to recruit Health Care Professionals Internationally for the first time. Can you advise us?
We have a fully qualified team of professional at VASCO MEDICS INTERNATIONAL to assist you from each step from setting up a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence from the Home Office, sourcing the right candidate for you at the right time and place them with no hassle for you.
How do we know which tier of the points-based system is most appropriate when recruiting individuals from outside of the EEA?
Tier 2 (General) is the most common route for skilled workers who gain employment in the UK. But for any doubts, we are more than happy to help you in any stage of the process.