UK NMC – English Language Evidence Validity

English language test (IELTS or OET) scores or recent practice in a majority English-speaking country may expire before they can sit their OSCE exam.

  • You must have achieved the required score within the last two years at the point when NMC considering your complete application.

NMC introducing a temporary arrangement to allow candidates to provide additional evidence to demonstrate that they have maintained their English language proficiency since the expiry of their English language test or their recent practice in a majority English speaking country.

This temporary measure will only apply to you if:

  • You had valid English language evidence on 23 March 2020 – this could either be an accepted English language required test score* or evidence of one year’s practice in an English language majority country no more than two years old.
  • Valid English language evidence expired between 24 March 2020 and 20 January 2021 (inclusive).
  • Since your English language evidence expired, you have been living in the UK or another majority English speaking country; and
  • You can demonstrate that since your English language evidence expired you have been working in a healthcare setting in the UK or in registered practice in a majority English speaking country.
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