CBT updates:

As the pandemic continues in 2021, NMC is now automatically extending the validity of CBT results due to expire between 1 March and 31 August 2021 by six months. However If NMC already extended your CBT results validity period in 2020, this won’t be extended again.

Language requirements

NMC is now accepting additional evidence to demonstrate that you have maintained your English language since the expiry of your English language test or your recent practice in a majority English-speaking country.

This temporary measure will only apply to you if:

  • Your valid English language evidence expires between 24 March 2020 and 21 August 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.

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.

Use your training

If you have completed an NMC-approved pre-registration nurse, midwife, or nursing associate program, you will be able to apply for the registration.

Click here for more details about how to use your training as evidence of language.

Any shortcuts?

Yes, if you have already completed the nursing qualification from India or any other country, and completed the nursing associate program from the UK. The NMC is currently accepting this as evidence of language and UK Malayali has confirmed with those who have already obtained their pin as registered nurses in the UK. Please note that the assistant practitioner course (which is also two years) is not the same as a nursing associate course and NMC is not accepting it as evidence.

Duration of the course

It is normally a 24 months course and you will be awarded a Foundation degree in health and social care, level 5 upon successful completion of the course. It is a work-based apprenticeship program and you need to attend the college once a day every week. The rest of the week is considered as placements(work) and you need to be in agreement with your current employer for the same. The total cost of the course varies from £5000 to £7000; however, most of the NHS hospitals, Gp surgeries, community teams are able to fund their employees.

Please use the link below for more details about the nursing associate roles




Click here to find NMC approved nursing associate programs across England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland.

Use the link below for more details about the student finance


Registered and practiced in English

To be able to provide evidence that you have practiced in English, you must be able to satisfy NMC that you have one year of recent practice in a majority English-speaking country. If you are able to work as a registered nurse in any of the following countries, you will be able to apply for NMC registration after one year.

List of NMC accepted English-speaking countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • US Virgin Islands

More details will vill be updated soon.

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