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What is the passing score of IELTS?

By Keith Pilkington

If you’re moving to the UK for a health or social care job, you will need to take a language test to ensure you have the right level of English. This will enable you to register with:

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the world’s most popular English language proficiency exams. We have previously answered questions such as ‘how long is IELTS valid? ’, ‘what do I need to bring to my IELTS exam?’, ‘can I prepare for IELTS at home?’ and ‘how much time do you need to prepare for IELTS?

What are the Nursing IELTS requirements?

Nurses must achieve an overall score of 7.0 or above.

  • NMC IELTS writing score - 6.5 minimum

  • NMC IELTS reading score - 7.0 minimum

  • NMC IELTS listening score - 7.0 minimum

  • NMC IELTS speaking score - 7.0 minimum

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What are the Doctors IELTS requirements?

Doctors must achieve an overall score of 7.5 or above.

  • GMC IELTS writing score - 7.0 minimum

  • GMC IELTS reading score - 7.0 minimum

  • GMC IELTS listening score - 7.0 minimum

  • GMC IELTS speaking score - 7.0 minimum

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What are the Allied Health IELTS requirements?

Allied health professionals (excluding Speech and Language Therapists) must achieve an overall score of 7.0 or above.

  • HCPC IELTS writing score (excluding SLTs) - 6.5 minimum

  • HCPC IELTS reading score (excluding SLTs) - 6.5 minimum

  • HCPC IELTS listening score (excluding SLTs) - 6.5 minimum

  • HCPC IELTS speaking score (excluding SLTs) - 6.5 minimum

Due to the nature of their work, Speech and Language Therapists are required to achieve an overall score of 8.0 or above.

  • HCPC IELTS writing score (SLTs only) - 7.5 minimum

  • HCPC IELTS reading score (SLTs only) - 7.5 minimum

  • HCPC IELTS listening score (SLTs only) - 7.5 minimum

  • HCPC IELTS speaking score (SLTs only) - 7.5 minimum

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What are the Social Work IELTS requirements?

Social workers must achieve an overall score of at least 7.0 and have received their IELTS qualification in the last five years.

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