Results that would not achieve a pass:
|Test 1||Test 2|
|OET Writing||C (250+)||C+|
As you can see in OET Reading in test 1 the C grade is a whole grade lower than the minimum requirement. In OET listening they have also achieved a C+ in both tests and therefore did not achieve the required B grade in at least one test. Therefore these results could not be clubbed.
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Allowing for supporting evidence
The second change is the NMC has also begun accepting supporting information from employers as supplementary evidence of English language proficiency. For now, this applies to people who trained in English in a country where English is not a majority spoken language and who have worked for their employer for at least 12 months within the last two years, in a health and social care setting in the UK. You can find out lots more about the evidence requirements for this supporting evidence on the NMC website.
Are there any further changes coming?
Yes, later this year, the NMC will also start accepting employer-supporting information from people who have scored below the required OET grade in just one of the subtests. In 2023, the NMC will also make changes to automate this part of the application process to ensure you and your employers can provide your supporting information online. We’ll keep you updated when any new changes come into effect.
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