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Relaxation in IELTS Exam for Foreign Nurses and Midwives

Simran Saini
Simran SainiPublished On: January 18, 2021

As per the new IELTS norms, nurses and midwives wishing to work in the UK will still be required to achieve a minimum overall score of 7.0 in IELTS. The IELTS exam is supervised by the British Council in more than 45 locations in India.

Relaxation in IELTS Exam for Foreign Nurses and Midwives

The United Kingdom has made the norms easier for Indian candidates looking forward to working as a nurse or midwife in the country. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), United Kingdom has released a notification stating that the English language proficiency requirements have changed for aspirants planning to work as midwives or as nurses in the UK.

As per the new English language proficiency requirements, nurses and midwives planning to work in the UK will still be required to have a minimum overall score of 7.0 band in IELTS but a 6.5 score in the writing section of the IELTS exams will be accepted alongside a 7.0 score in the each of listening, speaking and reading section of the exam.

Also Read: Delhi Govt. Government & British Council Partner for Spoken English in Schools

The IELTS exam is supervised by the British Council in more than 45 locations in India. This is a great opportunity for Indian aspirants looking forward to working in the nursing profession in the UK.

IELTS exam is one of the most popular English proficiency test used to test English for migration to Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia. The respective test is recognised by more than 10,000 schools, immigration bodies, schools and universities. The list includes all the universities in Australia and many prestigious universities and higher education institutions in the UK and USA.

Also Read: BritishCouncil and NEC Sign Pact for Educational and Cultural Collaboration

IELTS is an English proficiency examination which comprises of four sections. The four sections include listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


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