NMC’s Announcement On OET:
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that it will accept the OET@Home test as evidence of English language competency from 10th October. The OET@Home test allows candidates to take the OET on their computer at home instead of having to travel to a test centre. It uses the same test material, format, tasks, and activities as the test venue centres.
From 19 September, it will also accept the new OET on computer test, which allows candidates to take the OET on a computer at a test centre instead of a paper test. You will be able to choose how you want to take the OET depending on your situation.
For more information about the OET please visit: occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/delivery-modes/
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is very particular on the English language proficiency of the nurses applying for registration with the body. The NMC says that “Effective communication skills are essential to providing safe and effective care, so we need to be assured that those applying for registration or re-admission to our register have the necessary knowledge of English”.
The NMC’s standard of English language competence has not changed but would like to support those candidates whose applications have been delayed because of the OSCE center closures. The NMC is aware that the English language test scores of many candidates may expire before they can take their OSCE.
The NMC is introducing a temporary measure to allow candidates to provide additional evidence to demonstrate that they have maintained their English language competency even after the expiry of the validity of their English language test.
This temporary measure will only apply to you:
If you are a candidate with a Decision Letter(old process) from the NMC, the above requirements would not be applicable to you as your Decision Letter is issued after your final assessment by the NMC.
The British Council advises that two years is the accepted period for an individual to remain proficient in English if the language is used regularly. Proficiency in English deteriorates after two years if it is not used on a regular basis.
Online language tests:
The NMC is currently not accepting any online English language tests but is working with test providers to review their online test options.
Change to CBT validity period:
The NMC has also extended the validity period of CBT results expiring between 1 March 2020 and 31 August 2020 by six months.
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