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English Language

Improving English Language skills to join the Global Learners Programme

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Health Education England

Course overview

The HEE English language course provides an exciting opportunity for internationally registered nurses who want to learn and work within the National Health Service (NHS) in England. The course supports nurses to develop their existing English language skills to a level which permits for registration as a nurse in England.

This new 10-12 week fully funded course is aimed at helping internationally registered nurses achieve at least an IELTS grade 7.0 in reading, speaking, and listening and a grade 6.5 in writing. Or at least an OET grade B in reading, speaking, and listening and a grade C+ in writing, which is the minimum English language level accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Upon completion of the course, you will be asked to sit a funded IELTS or OET exam. If you successfully meet the minimum English language requirements accepted by the NMC, then you will be guaranteed an interview for our Global Learner’s Programme - which is the final stage of your journey into the NHS.

Applications for the NHS funded English language course are now open, please click here to find out how to apply. Before you apply to the course, please ensure that you meet all our entry requirements.

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What we offer

Our English language courses are designed to provide you with the preparation and practice you need to achieve the NMC English language requirements to grant you entry into the nursing profession in England. On completion of the application stages you will be invited to enrol onto a HEE funded English language course (IELTS/OET).

During your 10-12 week course you will be taught exam techniques and strategies to improve accuracy across all four subskills in English language (reading, listening, writing, and speaking). You will also learn about the NHS and the values and principles that bind together our communities, the people it serves and the staff who work within it.

  • Academic support
    You will be placed in small virtual or face to face classes, giving you plenty of direct contact with your tutors. Your tutors will be highly experienced and internationally accredited in teaching English as a second language.
  • Pastoral support
    We provide comprehensive support throughout the course to help support your learning needs. Our tutors will give you the guidance and direction you need to develop your English Language ability.

Further Information

Click on the links below to find out more

How to Apply
Eligibility Criteria and Course Commitments
About our Partners
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