This headline has caught the attention of many nurses and doctors, and as the leading IELTS tuition provider in Ghana, we are not surprised that we have been inundated with questions for clarification.

Most of these people want to find out what this means for them and many others also think no IELTS is needed from them to travel and work in the UK. We, therefore, want to provide for our cherished clients and the general public what this review by the UK Home Office means for nurses and doctors preparing to migrate to and work in the UK.

Firstly, a Ghanaian nurse, midwife or doctor who wishes to work in the UK still needs the IELTS. What has changed is that one does not necessarily have to write IELTS for UKVI for this purpose. Until this review, one needed to write the IELTS for UKVI to be able to apply for a visa to travel to the UK to work even when they meet the English language proficiency level set out by their respective professional bodies in the UK.

It is, therefore, true that the UK Government (Home Office) does not need IELTS to grant you visas and as such, IELTS for UKVI is no longer important for nurses and doctors to work in the UK. What has, however, not changed is the English language requirement for the UK NMC. The NMC requirement can be satisfied with the Standard IELTS or OET.

The benefit of this change to a Ghanaian nurse is that he/she can take the IELTS in either Accra, Kumasi or Tamale. Additionally, the cost of the Standard IELTS is also about 50 cedis less than that of the IELTS for UKVI.

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    Hi there, does it mean I can sit for IELTS general paper? And what scores do I need in each module to qualify?

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      What it means is that you can write Standard IELTS academic. There is no change in the band requirement.

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      I have need uk visa work in uk work visa my professinal nursing
      apply job nurse

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        Could you please confirm if you are a registered general nurse?

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    Thank you for the information. I’m preparing to migrate to the UK so does this mean I can choose to write either ielts or CBT or still both.Thanks

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      You need both IELTS and CBT as the UK NMC has not changed their requirements. The change been talked about relates to the visa application only. The UK Home Office (the visa application unit) does not need IELTS again so long as you meet the requirement of the NMC.

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    Please what is the main difference between the two exams?.Does that mean I can choose to write either the OET or IELET?.Is the standard ielet easier than the general one?

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    Hello, how is training for ielts academic preparations,
    Secondly can I write cbt before ielts. Thanks

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      Please send us a whatsapp message via 0245444499

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    Hi! I am an emergency nurse in Ghana and wants to work in the UK and as well as attend school, which examination best suits me? Standard IELTS or UKVINMC? Or I have to write both?

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      Please read the article again. You can call 0246000170 for more information.

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