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International Nursing Programme

Our International Nursing Programme is a pathway for overseas nurses to equip them with OET B needed for NMC registration. The programme provides support and guidance for nurses who want to work in the UK. This programme combines the OET for Nurses and Preparation for work in the UK. 

The aim of this course is to ensure nurses achieve OET B needed for registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK. It also provides nurses with cultural orientation and adaptation, as well as interview preparation to give nurses the best chance at succeeding in their UK career. 

Foyle is an official OET Test Venue and Derry is also home to one of three OSCE centres in the UK (Ulster University).  

Course Details

  • Additional Information

    Foyle International support nurses each step of the way to achieving their dream of working in the UK as a Registered Nurse.

    The aim is for nurses achieve

    • OET Grade B
    • Provide support and guidance throughout the process of registering with the NMC
    • Are ready to ‘hit the ground running’ in their UK career as a nurse

International Nursing Programme

Course Description

Course Overview

The course comprises of OET for Nurses and preparation for work in the UK. The length of the programme overall will vary, depending on the length of study needed for the English Language (OET) preparation. Please note that the OET exam itself is not included – it is booked directly through OET.

This is the English Language preparation element to the course. Nurses are aiming to achieve OET B – this is required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for registration.

  • 15 hours group classes per week
  • Mock exam toward end of course
  • Exam strategies and techniques needed to pass the OET exam
  • Language focus required in each OET sub-tests

Read more about the OET Preparation Course

  • Interview preparation
  • CV workshop
  • Guidance on NMC registration process
  • Information about work permit visas
  • Pastoral support

Nurses who wish to apply for work in the UK and secure a work permit will require OET B and CBT completed. Nurses who are successful in securing a job in the UK will work as a ‘pre-registered’ nurse whilst they prepare for the OSCE practical exam – which can be taken in Derry at Ulster University.

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