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We're changing the test of competence to reflect our new standards for nurses and standards for midwives.

We continue to work closely with our design and delivery partners to launch our new test of competence in the summer.

We’re aware that some of you may have concerns around the timing of the new test in light of changing priorities for the health and social care system. Be assured, we are listening to your feedback and will keep you updated if our current position changes.

In line with government advice we've cancelled our upcoming engagement events. We've published some resources and information on the new test to keep you informed in the meantime.

Introducing AlphaPlus

In June 2019, we appointed our test design partner, AlphaPlus, to co-produce the new test with Nottingham University and our test delivery partners. 

AlphaPlus is a specialist education and assessment consultancy whose work spans the public and private sectors, schools, colleges, vocational and professional learning.

They work with many professional certification agencies similar to NMC and ensure their clients’ assessments are valid, reliable and fair to the candidates.

Over the last 6 months we have been working extremely closely with AlphaPlus and our CBT and OSCE delivery partners to plan and prepare for the new test.

Learn about the changes