IELTS writing tips

Getting a high score in the IELTS Writing paper is the most challenging task for many IELTS test candidates. You need to use advanced grammar, a wide range of high-level vocabulary and plenty of ... (more...)

The goodwill of nurses is being abused

In a speech at the 2019 Royal College of Nursing conference, Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary, criticised the government, highlighting the severe shortage of nurses and ... (more...)

What's the difference between IELTS writing 6.5 and 7.0?

  Academic IELTS for international nurses At the beginning of 2016, the NMC introduced a new regulation which required all nurses from outside the UK to achieve a score of 7.0 or above (out of 9.0) ... (more...)

The NMC reduces IELTS Writing requirement from 7 to 6.5

  The NMC reduces IELTS Writing requirement from 7 to 6.5 SLC is delighted with the NMC’s decision to reduce the required level in the Writing paper of the Academic IELTS test from 7 to 6.5, as from ... (more...)

SLC significantly increases English language training with doctors

  The impact of OET Since the GMC’s decision to approve OET as a way for international doctors to demonstrate their English competence when working in a clinical environment, the number of doctors ... (more...)

What is the difference between IELTS and OET?

Both IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and OET (Occupational English Test) are used to test the English language of healthcare professionals in different parts of the world. They ... (more...)

IELTS and Nursing Recruitment on the Beeb

Good to hear an article on yesterday evening's 'The World Tonight' on Radio 4 covering the impact of the IELTS test on international recruitment. The article starts 16 minutes into the show. (more...)

NMC to Review English Testing Requirements for Overseas Nurses

  SLC welcomes the NMC’s decision to conduct a stocktake of English language requirements for overseas nurses wanting to work in the UK, as reported in the Nursing Times. (more...)

SLC Article on IELTS for Nurses in National Health Executive Magazine

  We're delighted to have had an article published in the National Health Magazine focusing on how the IELTS 7.0 requirement is impacting on recruiting nurses from the EU. Given the triggering of ... (more...)

New SLC IELTS Prep Course at Cambridge University Hospitals

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