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PlaceMe UK is an innovative recruitment firm based in Central London (Marble Arch). The firm provides a first class, advisory recruitment service in the Healthcare industry. We delight in anticipating the needs of our clients and candidates and maintain long-term relationships to further this goal.
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How to become a nurse or midwife in the UK

How to become a nurse or midwife in the UK


Becoming a nurse in the UK can be difficult if you don’t know where to start but we are here to help you!




Regardless of what role you choose to pursue, such as adult nurse, children’s nurse, mental health nurse or a midwife, the path you take is very similar.

You can go to university and complete a degree in the respective role approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council which usually takes 3 years.

Typically, you would be able to study another area of nursing alongside your chosen area, depending on the degree course.


Entry requirements – University


Typically, you need:

· 4 or 5 GCSEs A* to C (9 to 4) or the equivalent, including maths, English and science

· 2 or 3 A levels, including a science, or a level 3 diploma or access to higher education in health, science or nursing




If you do not particularly want to take the route of university to become a nurse, it is perfectly fine as there are other ways to get your dream job.

The other main way to achieve the necessary qualifications is to do a degree apprenticeship in nursing which is equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree and may take around 4 years to complete.

For children’s, adult and mental health nursing, if you are supported by your employer, you may be able to do a degree apprenticeship if you work in a healthcare setting like a hospital as an apprenticeship is a mixture of academic studying, work experience and training.

For a midwife degree apprenticeship, the process is more or less the same but may be more complex as there are less training places that are doing midwifery apprenticeships.


Entry requirements – Apprenticeship


Typically, you need:

· 4 or 5 GCSEs A* to C (9 to 4)

· 2 A levels or equivalent

Feel free to contact us at 02036376445 or [email protected]


How to become a nurse in the UK if you already are one abroad

How to become a nurse in the UK if you already are one abroad


If you are a nurse from another country who would like to become a registered nurse in the UK, relocating is a simple process.

The first step is to work towards obtaining the NMC registration by passing the IELTS or OET exam to prove your ability to speak English which we would recommend studying for with professional institutions alongside all of your other exams to ensure passing on the first time as it can be very frustrating, time consuming and expensive if you have to retake exams. Obtaining the NMC registration also involves passing a CBT test about your theorical knowledge in nursing.

The second step is to gain eligibility to apply for Pre-registration Nurse/NHS healthcare assistant post. Which will then allow you to apply for a tier 2 visa application which can be the longest part to the process but we can help you out here at PlaceMe UK. Once you have passed your IELTS and CBT call us at 02036376445 or send an email to [email protected] explaining your situation along with your cv so we can help you secure a placement and a tier 2 visa.

The third step is to arrive in UK and pass your OSCE exam. You will have to re-sit for your OSCE in a space of eight months from the inception of your visa. And you can only write it three times as part of one application. You will need to travel if you are outside of the UK at this point as the OSCE exam can only be written in Oxford Brooke’s University, Ulster University, Northern Ireland or at University of Northampton. If you choose to practice for your exams with courses from professionals such as those at IELTS Medical, they will be able to help you book these exams after helping you gain the knowledge needed to pass them.

The fourth and last step, once your ID have been confirmed, you will be issued an NMC pin which will allow you to work in UK within NHS with help from us at PlaceMe UK if you send over your CV to [email protected] we will help you find a suitable placement in a hospital or healthcare setting in the UK.


Feel free to contact us at 02036376445 or [email protected]