Do you wish to move your nursing career to the U.K. but do not have an English Certificate yet?



One of the key requirements to register as a nurse in the U.K. is to have an English Language certificate at the level required by the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). We are aware that this may be one of the most challenging steps to become a nurse or a midwife in the U.K. so that’s why we are now offering all Learning Disability nurses who wish to apply the chance to enrol on our English Language training course and book an interview with us and one of our NHS clients! Apply below to get the journey started today. 

Have you recently decided it’s time for a change, and you’re now looking for a new career challenge? Starting a new job in a different country can be very exciting and lead to lots of great opportunities, but you need to make sure that you choose the right agency to hold your hand and guide you through the process. NEU Professionals offers careers in Community Nursing at some of the most prestigous NHS Trusts in the United Kingdom as well as an intensive English Language Training course sponsored by the Trust!

If you are an ambitious nurse, the U.K. is the place for you! If there is one thing the NHS can offer it’s the opportunity to learn and progress in your career. In addition to the training you will be given by your employer, you will find that U.K. has plenty of Institutes and Universities linked to its Trusts, offering all sorts of courses and Master’s degrees. To learn more about the main steps you should take to register as a nurse in the U.K., feel free to visit our Candidate Section. 



Our English Language Training Process

  1. Send us your application: Fill in the application form below to apply and provide us with your CV if possible, qualifications and GDPR consent to share your details with our partner English Language school.
  2. Application assessment: NEU will screen your application to ensure you fit the criteria and also your preference with regard to location, lifestyle and availability. If we agree to proceed with your application we will encourage you to make a start with your NMC registration under our guidance.
  3. Initial level of English assessment by SLC: Our partner English language school Specialist Language Courses (SLC) will ascertain your current level of English according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). A minimum score of C1 in writing is required in a needs analysis form to be considered for the courses. For more information about SLC you may visit the this link. 
  4. Interview with NHS Trusts: You will be video interviewed by your potential NHS employer, all organised by NEU Professionals to ensure smooth progress and availability of information.
  5. Language course enrolment: Once you have been successful at the interview with the NHS Trust, you will then be enrolled on an intensive 4-week OET preparation course comprising tutor-led classes 3 times per week and online interactive courses to supplement this. Your NHS Trust will stay in touch for motivation and support purposes.
  6. Mid-course assessment: Around halfway through the language course, SLC will informally assess your progess and provide an assessment of your likelihood of succlessful exam clearance, giving you time to prepare accordingly. Attendance and progress will be continually monitored via SLC’s online platform to ensure only the most committed students are approved for examination.
  7. English language exam: If SLC has decided that you will highly likely pass your OET test, NEU will book examinations on the soonest possible date following the course.
  8. Continuation of recruitment process with NEU Professionals: Following a successful result you will move into our standard processes for overseas recruitment.

*Please note that this opportunity to apply without an English Language Certificate is currently ONLY OPEN FOR REGISTERED NURSES WITH EXPERIENCE IN LEARNING DISABILITY. We still require an IELTS/OET certificate from nurses applying for every other speciality.

Please fill in the form below to apply for our Learning Disability nursing vacancies in the U.K. and our team will be in touch shortly!

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The role of a Learning Disability Nurse within the NHS

Learning disability nurses work to provide specialist healthcare and support to people with a learning disability, as well as their families and staff teams, to help them live a fulfilling life. Children identified as having a learning disability are living longer, more fulfilled lives into adolescence, adulthood and older age. Learning disability nurses play a vital role working across the whole life span in both health and care settings. 

The main areas of your role as a learning disability nurse involve:

  • improving or maintaining a person’s physical and mental health
  • reducing barriers to them living an independent life
  • supporting the person in living a fulfilling life

Learning disability nurses may also help people to learn the skills needed to find work. This can be significant in helping them to lead a more independent and healthy life where they can relate to others on equal terms.

You’ll work in a range of settings, including people’s homes, education, residential and community centres and hospitals. You may work shifts to provide 24-hour care.You’ll work as part of a team including GPs, psychologists, social workers, teachers, general practitioners, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and healthcare assistants. Communication and interpersonal skills are crucial, as well as strong judgement, be able to teach advise and manage people.