Work in the UK as a Midwife

First of all, the process involved in migrating to work in the UK as a midwife is no different from what nurses go through. You can read the details of that process here. However, there are a few differences as a result of the relatively lower demand for midwives.

Unlike nurses, midwives do not get sponsorship from employers after passing IELTS and CBT. This means that midwives need to complete the entire NMC registration process, get their UK NMC pin to get employed and to receive their work permit thereafter.

Now, this is what you need to do to be able to secure a work permit (Tier 2 visa) in the UK as a midwife:

  1. Write IELTS or OET
    Any of these tests is a prerequisite for the NMC registration. You can prepare for any of them by enrolling in our training programmes.
  2. Write CBT
    CBT is a theoretical test of competency in midwifery administered by the UK NMC through Pearson Vue centre in Accra. This computer-based test assesses your basic knowledge in midwifery. General nurses and mental health nurses have their unique CBT, distinct from the one for midwives.
  3. Sit OSCE
    This is the stage at which the main difference in the process is felt. In the case of nurses, an employer helps them get nurses’ pre-registration status and facilitates their migration to the UK by issuing them a certificate of sponsorship (CoS). The facilitation includes visas, plane tickets, temporary accommodation, etc. However, for midwives, they need to travel to the UK on a standard visitor visa to write the OSCE by themselves.
  4. Get the UK NMC Pin
    After passing the OSCE and paying the appropriate registration fees, the midwife is given the UK NMC pin that proves that the applicant is a registered midwife in the UK. With this status, one can then apply to any hospital to work as a midwife. The employer issues the certificate of sponsorship after the midwife receives an offer of employment.
  5. Apply for the Tier 2 visa (Work Permit)
    One will need to return to their home country to apply for this visa; they are assisted by their employers to acquire the visa, given up to a maximum of 500 pounds for flight ticket and free accommodation for a month.

    If this process seems overwhelming, midwives can choose to go to Ireland where there is a full sponsorship package similar to what nurses enjoy in the UK. Additionally, you only need IELTS; no CBT is required.

    Contact us for more details.

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  1. Please what are the requirements to practise as a midwife in Ireland?And if you meet their requirements,do you have any sponsorship from them?and if yes what does it comprise.

    1. I’m interested in working in Ireland as a midwife. I have diploma in midwifery from Ghana

          1. Oh okay. Please l have a diploma in midwifery am interested in working in uk

  2. please to be clear,you said no CBT is needed for Ireland ,only ielts ,in that case will you still be registered in their NMC register. Am a midwife and interested, thank you

      1. Am interested in working in Ireland as a midwife..I have valid pin from NMC Ghana

  3. I would like to apply as registered nurse to work in ireland. Can I apply please?

  4. Hello good day, please I’d appreciate it if you can help me with some CBT study materials.
    How can I contact you directly please?

  5. I was a nurse assistant prevent after two years of study, I practiced for 3 years and went back to school to persue midwifery also for two years. I currently hold diploma in midwifery as a registered midwife.. I’m i qualified to register with NMBI and work as a midwife in Ireland? Thank you

      1. Thanks for the information..
        Am a registered midwife from Nigeria, would like to relocate to Ireland or uk..
        Pls I need ur guide about it.. Must I write ielts? If yes after my ielts whats next since no CTB is required in Ireland

    1. No please, CBT is a requirement to work in the UK, not in Canada.
      You may contact us on 0245444499 for assistance or further inquiries

  6. Can post basic midwife who was trained for 2 years, but have diploma from UCC which is sandwich also travel and work.

  7. Am a diploma midwife with 2 years of experience in Ghana, would like to as a midwife in Uk

  8. I’m a Ugandan, registered midwife with three years work experience now interested in working in Ireland, what should I do to get a job.

  9. I am interested to working as midwife in UK, I am midwife qualify in Lebanon (middle east)and I have 15 years experiences, master’s in public health. I HAVE IELTS (SCORE:5)

  10. I am interested in traveling thanks I have certificate in midwifery with 3years experience

  11. I am a midwife but I did degree in nursing (BSc nursing), should I write CBT for nurses or midwives?

    1. It largely depends on the certificate you will want to use for the CBT process. You may reach us on 0245444499 for assistance on the CBT process.

  12. Oh okay
    Please l have diploma in midwifery. Want to work as a midwife in uk what is the procedure?

    1. You will have to write IELTS and CBT to meet the requirement to work in the UK.
      To start the process, kindly reach us on 0245444499.