Overseas worker requirements.


Overseas worker requirements


The nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

What is NMC registration?

More information on joining the NMC register, the cost of being on the NMC register and NMC requirements.

Who does the NMC regulate?

Who does the NMC regulate and what is their five-year strategy?

Why do overseas nurses have to register with the NMC?

We discuss when and how you can register with the NMC and the process for overseas nurses.

How do I contact the NMC?

Nursing and Midwifery Council's contact details and the best times to call.


The social work regulator for England.

Who are Social Work England?

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 sets out their duties which include maintaining high standards of social work practice.

How to maintain your Social Work England registration

Social Work England renewals happen annually. We have detailed how to maintain your Social Work England registration, meeting their CPD standard.

How do I contact Social Work England?

Get in touch with Social Work England directly via their email address and phone number.


English language proficiency tests for overseas workers.

​Can I take the IELTS test online?

More information on where you can take the IELTS test.

How much time do you need to prepare for IELTS?

We discuss how long you should allocate to studying for your IELTS exams.

Can I prepare for IELTS at home?

Here’s our top tips on developing for your English listening, writing, speaking and reading abilities from home.

What do they ask in an IELTS exam?

Information for those preparing for their IELTS listening, IELTS speaking, IELTS reading and IELTS writing tasks.

What is the best way to study for IELTS?

Our tips around developing your English language skills and preparing for the IELTS speaking section of the exam.

What do I need to bring to my IELTS exam?

Find out more about your IELTS exam, including what you need to bring, what the exam includes and more...

What is the passing score of OET / IELTS?

If you’re moving to the UK on a tier 1 or tier 2 visa for a healthcare job, you will need to take a language test.

How long is IELTS valid?

Results are valid for two years from the test date. Find out more about your certification...


The objective structured clinical examination is part of the registration process for nurses trained outside of the European Union / European Economic Area.

What is the OSCE exam in the UK?

What is the OSCE exam in the UK? Where can I take the OSCE exam? We discuss what’s involved and how to prepare for the OSCE exam.

What are OSCE skills?

Useful tips around the Objective Structured Clinical Examination, including what the OSCE will test you on, preparing for the OSCE and getting your results.

We have written a series of blogs around moving to the UK and the NHS which you may be interested in. For any specific queries, please get in touch.