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English Language Assessments for Nurses coming to the UK

Why is English language assessment of nurses important when you are recruiting?

The simple answer is that it can save you lots of money further down the line! Like many things in life you can have a 'scatter gun' approach to your recruiting whereby you attract the maximum number of applicants and hope that enough of them will stick with you to fulfill your staffing requirements. Or you can do the opposite and really target your recruiting drive so that although you may have the same large number of applicants, you very quickly eliminate those who are not likely to make the grade and get rid of them as quickly as possible before they cost you real money.

With the current requirements of the NMC that nurses need an overall score of 7.0 in IELTS or an equivalent score in OET (Occupational English Test), it is vital that you quickly and accurately assess the level of your nursing recruits to make sure that they stand a realistic chance of achieving the required score in an appropriate time. In this case 'an appropriate time' is something for you to decide (and we can also help you with that!).

At Kingsway Medical we have lots of experience in assessing people's English remotely (by phone or Skype) and to date have carried out some 5,000 assessments. This gives us a data bank from which to compare and measure, so that when you ask us to assess your nurses' English level you know that trained and experienced professionals are working on your behalf. 

Our current Nursemark service goes one step beyond (in fact several steps beyond!) and includes a teacher marked written assignment and iterative placement test - all included in the same price. For more information please click the Nursemark link on the top right of this page, or email Jane Carley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a quick call to explain everything.

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Work for us : We are looking for experienced IELTS and OET teachers to work around the UK. If you want to join one of the top English training organisations we would like to hear from you. Visit www.englishteacherbank.co.uk for more information.

Our Contact Details

  • Kingsway Medical is a trading name of
  • Kingsway English Centre Ltd
  • 40 Foregate Street
  • Worcester WR1 1EE, UK
  • Telephone +44 1905 619877
  • Email info@kingsway-medical.com