English for International Nurses and Health Care Workers

Entry requirements: Course A: IELTS 6.5, Course B: IELTS 6.0, Course C: IELTS 5.5, Course D: IELTS 5.0 
Course length: Various
Max class size: 15
Classroom hours per week: 22

Minimum age: You must be at least 18 years of age prior to commencing the course.

This course is for groups only. Businesses and organisations can find out more about this course by contacting:

E: englishlanguage@dmu.ac.uk

Course aims

This course is for nurses who have yet to reach the required IELTS level for entry to the nursing profession in the UK, or appropriately qualified nurses who wish to develop their existing English skills within a nursing context. There are four different courses, of different lengths, which depend on your starting level of English.

Alongside developing your English skills, you will also be given an introduction to the NHS, and the English skills you will need for work within it, including the types of forms and case notes you will be expected to make, and effective communication skills to allow you to deal with patients and colleagues.

English study support

You will be placed in small classes, giving you plenty of direct contact with your tutors. Our qualified tutors have taught English for many years, in many different countries (China, Russia, Libya, UK and many others),  and include recognised UCLES and IELTS examiners.

You will be well looked after by our Centre support team from the moment you arrive. You will live in a homestay, so you can experience typical British life in the UK and improve your English outside class. Or you can opt for accommodation in our high quality University Halls of residence.

The team also arranges sight seeing trips so you can enjoy all of the attractions that the UK has to offer!

We offer a full range of technical support, from our audio-visual classrooms to our computer lab and the Kimberlin Library.

Sample Timetable

English for International Nurses and Health Care Workers
Monday Nursing and the NHS Lunch IELTS training
Tuesday Patient care plans Lunch Lecture
Wednesday After care Lunch IELTS training
Thursday Palliative care Lunch Lecture
Friday RTA Role play and case study Lunch Social activity
Saturday and Sunday

Organised trip or Free time

British Council Accredited

In 2008, The Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) was granted British Council Accreditation.   

For more information contact CELL:

E: englishlanguage@dmu.ac.uk

How to apply
How to apply

Find out more about the application process and download our application form

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