How to Apply

Please use the below career questionnaire to find out which route is best for you to work as a nurse, midwife or AHP in London. You will also be able to get in touch with our agencies who will process your application to work in any one of our consortium trusts!

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Do you want to become a London Nurse, Midwife or AHP?
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What is your country of nationality?
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What is your desired nursing specialty?
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Are you a qualified nurse in your country of nationality or country that you work now?
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Please review the following NMC information and then click 'next steps'.

To apply to work as a CapitalNurse in any one of our member trusts please apply through one of our agencies whose full details can be found on the Agencies page.

But if you have completed a recognised pre-registration nursing or midwifery qualification in your country of training and want to work in the UK as a Registered Nurse or Midwife, there are five routes open to you

In order to become a registered nurse or midwife in the UK with NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) you have to pass a test of competence that consists of two forms of assessment:


CBT
Multiple-choice computer-based test. Needs to be specific to the part of the register you are applying for - Adult, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Paediatric or Midwifery.


OSCE
A practical test. Needs to be specific to the part of the register you are applying for - Adult, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Paediatric or Midwifery.

Top 5 facts about joining the NMC register

There are some key facts that are helpful to know before you start your application but also help during your application period:

  • Your qualification doesn’t need to be specific to the field of nursing or midwifery that you are applying to – but it does need to be a nursing or midwifery qualification that has or could lead to registration as a nurse or midwife in your country of training to meet the NMC eligibility requirements
  • You should think about what experience you have and consider this as your field of nursing or midwifery
  • The test of competence is specific for the field of nursing or midwifery you apply for. It allows you to show you have the relevant knowledge and skills for this field
  • You will need to complete the NMC registration eligibility application
  • You can only use your pre-registration qualification to apply to one field of nursing, or midwifery

Career Progression
If you wish to progress your career you will need to ensure that you have registered under the correct field of nursing or midwifery for your chosen profession as it is these skills and expertise that any future employer will look for.

Complete the NMC eligibility and qualification application → Sit/pass the relevant CBT → Sit/pass the relevant OSCE → Registered in the specific speciality

Changing your field of registration once registered will only be possible by undertaking additional training called a conversion course. Which is a full time 18 month’s course which you will need to fund. It is best to get on the right part of the register at the beginning of your career.

How to change an existing Adult Nursing NMC application to a new field of nursing

The following process applies for whichever change you wish to make. The closing of an existing Nursing application can be done very quickly. It normally takes one working day for the NMC to process. The additional cost will be to retake a new CBT. Your appointing trust – if relevant – will reimburse this.

Step by step process to change the NMC nursing application to a different field

  • Discuss your required nursing change such as Adult to Paediatric part of the NMC register with your agent and ask for support
  • Contact Capital Nurses’ NMC representative to close the existing Adult Nursing application
  • Re-apply as a new application under your chosen field (Mental Health or Children’s Nursing
  • Re-pay the £140 qualification eligibility fee – this will be refunded by the NMC if your first application has not progressed beyond the evaluation stage
  • Re-contact the CapitalNurses’ NMC representative and request refund of £140*
  • The NMC will progress the eligibility evaluation manually, if done already in a previous Adult Nursing application
  • Take the new CBT and pay £83 fee

*This will allow you to then take the right OSCE test – Mental Health or Paediatric and join that part of the NMC nursing register.
For further information about registering as a nurse with the NMC please click here

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What is your country of nationality?
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Are you a qualified midwife in your country of nationality or country that you work now?
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Please review the following NMC information and then click 'next steps'.

To apply to work as a CapitalNurse in any one of our member trusts please apply through one of our agencies whose full details can be found on the Agencies page.

But if you have completed a recognised pre-registration nursing or midwifery qualification in your country of training and want to work in the UK as a Registered Nurse or Midwife, there are five routes open to you

In order to become a registered nurse or midwife in the UK with NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) you have to pass a test of competence that consists of two forms of assessment:


CBT
Multiple-choice computer-based test. Needs to be specific to the part of the register you are applying for - Adult, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Paediatric or Midwifery.


OSCE
A practical test. Needs to be specific to the part of the register you are applying for - Adult, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Paediatric or Midwifery.

Top 5 facts about joining the NMC register

There are some key facts that are helpful to know before you start your application but also help during your application period:

  • Your qualification doesn’t need to be specific to the field of nursing or midwifery that you are applying to – but it does need to be a nursing or midwifery qualification that has or could lead to registration as a nurse or midwife in your country of training to meet the NMC eligibility requirements
  • You should think about what experience you have and consider this as your field of nursing or midwifery
  • The test of competence is specific for the field of nursing or midwifery you apply for. It allows you to show you have the relevant knowledge and skills for this field
  • You will need to complete the NMC registration eligibility application
  • You can only use your pre-registration qualification to apply to one field of nursing, or midwifery

Career Progression
If you wish to progress your career you will need to ensure that you have registered under the correct field of nursing or midwifery for your chosen profession as it is these skills and expertise that any future employer will look for.

Complete the NMC eligibility and qualification application → Sit/pass the relevant CBT → Sit/pass the relevant OSCE → Registered in the specific speciality

Changing your field of registration once registered will only be possible by undertaking additional training called a conversion course. Which is a full time 18 month’s course which you will need to fund. It is best to get on the right part of the register at the beginning of your career.

How to change an existing Adult Nursing NMC application to a new field of nursing

The following process applies for whichever change you wish to make. The closing of an existing Nursing application can be done very quickly. It normally takes one working day for the NMC to process. The additional cost will be to retake a new CBT. Your appointing trust – if relevant – will reimburse this.

Step by step process to change the NMC nursing application to a different field

  • Discuss your required nursing change such as Adult to Paediatric part of the NMC register with your agent and ask for support
  • Contact Capital Nurses’ NMC representative to close the existing Adult Nursing application
  • Re-apply as a new application under your chosen field (Mental Health or Children’s Nursing
  • Re-pay the £140 qualification eligibility fee – this will be refunded by the NMC if your first application has not progressed beyond the evaluation stage
  • Re-contact the CapitalNurses’ NMC representative and request refund of £140*
  • The NMC will progress the eligibility evaluation manually, if done already in a previous Adult Nursing application
  • Take the new CBT and pay £83 fee

*This will allow you to then take the right OSCE test – Mental Health or Paediatric and join that part of the NMC nursing register.
For further information about registering as a nurse with the NMC please click here

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Please review our list of specialist recruitment agencies that can help you become a CapitalNurse and contact one of them to help with your next steps

If you would like to review these agencies in more detail, view more information here

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We comply with the Code of Practice for International Recruitment which means we are unable to recruit healthcare professionals from your country.

You can independently apply to health and social care employers for employment in the UK and can find out more information at: www.healthcareers.nhs.uk

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We have a host of information on our website to help you if you wish to become a nurse or midwife - please click here
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If you're not sure about what type of nursing specialty you want to work in, you can read more about the types of nursing here: https://www.capitalnurselondon.co.uk/be-a-london-nurse/types-of-nursing/.

Alternatively send us a message and a member of the CapitalNurse International Recruitment team will get back to you

info@capitalnurselondon.co.uk
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What is your country of nationality?
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Are you HCPC registered in your country of nationality or country that you work now?
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We comply with the Code of Practice for International Recruitment which means we are unable to proactively recruit AHPs from your country.

You can independently apply to health and social care employers for employment in the UK and can find out more information at: www.healthcareers.nhs.uk

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AHPs are not pro-actively recruited from the Philippines unless there is an MOU between the governments of the Philippines and the UK on the recruitment of Filipino AHPs in accordance with their respective existing national laws regulation

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Please review the following HCPC information and then click 'next steps'.

To apply to work as a CapitalAHP in any one of our member trusts please apply through the agencies whose full details can be found on the Agencies page.

To work as an Allied Health Professional (AHP) in the UK you will need to be registered with the regulator. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are the regulator for 13 of the 14 AHPs in the UK, with Osteopaths regulated by the General Osteopaths Council (GOsC)

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Details about the registration process are on the HCPC website. This will verify your qualification and your English language level. When this process is completed, you will be on the HCPC register and have a unique registration number.

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English Language Proficiency
To be on the HCPC register you must be able to communicate effectively in English to meet the standards of proficiency. You must declare if English is your first language or not; Studying English or training at an English speaking institution does not necessarily mean English is your first language. If English is not your first language you will be required to provide a language test certificate as evidence; This will need to be IELTS (International English Language Testing System) level 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or ILETS level 8.0 with no element below 7.5 for Speech and Language Therapist) or equivalent.

Any test certificate submitted must be no more than two years old

Top 5 facts about joining the HCPC register.

There are some key facts that are helpful to know before you start your application but also help during your application period:

  • In order to be eligible to apply via the international route, you must have undergone training in one of the relevant professions outside of the UK.
  • Your documents need to be certified. Translations will need to be provided for any documents not in English.
  • Course information form needs to be completed and is used to determine whether your qualifications are comparable to HCPC standards of proficiency for the professions you are applying to join. The form must bear the stamp or seal of the university
  • You will need to provide proof of your training i.e Degree and proficiency of English (IELTS)
  • You will need to sign a declaration to authorise the HCPC to verify all your documents.
  • You may be asked for Further Information or to undergo a Test of Competence.
  • It can take as long as 3 months to process your HCPC registration therefore it is important to ensure that you have all the relevant documentation available to submit to avoid delays.

Career Progression

If you wish to progress your career you will need to ensure that you highlight in your application/ CV the experience and skills that you have as well as any achievements.

You will need to meet the essential and desirable requirements of the person specification. If applying using a CV via an agency some of this information can be included in a covering letter or an introductory paragraph in your CV.

For further information about registering as a AHP with the HCPC please click here

Next Steps
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We have a host of information on the website to help you if you wish to become a registered professional - please click here

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