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GREAT NEWS FOR INTERNATIONAL NURSES: CBT VALIDITY EXTENDED! IELTS/OET, CBT AND OSCE NMC LATEST UPDATE

by Mathew James Ealoor.

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GREAT NEWS FOR INTERNATIONAL NURSES: CBT VALIDITY EXTENDED!

IELTS/OET, CBT AND OSCE NMC LATEST UPDATE

 

NMC is introducing a temporary measure to allow candidates to provide additional evidence to demonstrate that they have maintained their English language since the expiry of their English language test or their recent practice in a majority English speaking country.

 

This temporary measure will only apply to you if:

  • You had valid English language evidence on 23 March 2020 - this could either be an accepted English language required test score* or evidence of one year’s practice in an English language majority country no more than two years old.
  • Your valid English language evidence expired between 24 March 2020 and 20 January 2021 (inclusive)
  • Since your English language evidence expired, you have been living in the UK or another majority English speaking country; and
  • You can demonstrate that since your English language evidence expired you have been working in a healthcare setting in the UK or in registered practice in a majority English speaking country.

NMC accepts two language tests as evidence of your ability to communicate effectively in English: the International English Language Test System (IELTS) and the Occupational English Test (OET)

If the above applies to you, you may provide additional evidence to show that you have been working and using your English in a clinical setting in the UK or in registered practice in a majority English speaking country.

This evidence must cover the period between the expiry of your English language test or recent practice and the date of your completed application and this period must not be more than six months.

 

Change to CBT validity period

Candidates have time to complete your OSCE, NMC is extending the validity period of CBT results expiring between 1 March 2020 and 31 August 2020 by six months.

Candidates don’t need to do anything or contact NMC to have this change applied to your application, NMC will update this for the candidate.

OSCE

All three OSCE test centres in the UK reopened on Monday 20 July 2020. They have put measures in place to make sure candidates and staff are safe which are kept under constant review.

 Find out more about taking the OSCE during this time.

Source Reference: www.nmc.org.uk