North London Partners in health and care

English language support to help nurses qualified overseas to gain NMC registration

Across London there are many experienced and valued care home workers with a nursing qualification in their own country but haven’t yet passed the demanding English language tests to get UK registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

In North Central London there is a registered nurse vacancy of 25% in NCL care homes. CapitalNurse has worked with Skills for Care to build up the care sector’s registered nurse workforce by offering specialised English language tuition. This is helping care home workers gain the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or the Occupational English Test (OET) and supports them, if required, all the way through registration and getting their NMC PIN

NMC registered nurse Evan Lawrence Arceo qualified as a nurse in the Philippines but struggled to register as a nurse in the UK because of difficulties with the English language tests, read more about how he overcame this challenge in his blog