We launched a new version of Test of Competence (ToC) for nurses and midwives on 2 August 2021.

This guide covers how to prepare for and take the new ToC 2021.

Check you are taking the right test

You will take the new Test of Competence 2021 if:

  • you start a new application on or after 2 August 2021
  • you already started an application, but haven't sat an attempt at either the CBT or the OSCE before 2 August 2021.

We have a different guide if you're taking the nursing associate ToC or you're eligible to complete the legacy 2014 version of the Test of Competence for nurses and midwives. 

Read our transition guidance if you are not sure which version of the test you need to take.