Higher training programme for Nurses to work in UK

Area Nursing
Mode Classroom
  • Start date: 07-10-2016
  • Classroom time:  502 Horas
  • Virtual classroom Time: 374 Horas
  • Schedule: Flexible
  • Location: ESEMED headquarters
  • Accrediting Entity:  ESEMED


This higher programme is designed to equip professional nurses with all the knowledge and skills necessary for the highly competitive selection processes within the NHS against any other candidate. Studying this program, students will acquire:

  • English communication skills for the job of a nurse in the National Health Service covering key areas of nursing whose training includes the preparing for the IELTS examination (the only valid language certification and mandatory under the new legislation in force since January 18, 2016 for non-UK healthcare professionals). As an added value to the course, different NHS professionals will provide a seminar to guide students on the role of nursing in the National Health Service and expose various topics on the daily work as a nurse in the UK.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of the codes and standards in the nursing practice within the National Health Service. Training covers all areas required for that purpose regarding with the ethical and procedural framework within the profession of nursing and to be aware of rights and obligations. All this from a practical approach including clinical cases guided by experienced NHS Nurses.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and tools necessary for the preparation and management of all administrative work and procedures for accessing the NHS hospitals as a nurse. Additionally, students are trained in different areas, becoming the best candidates: preparation of CV, knowledge of the NHS structure and interview preparation, interview role-plays are included in order to be ready for the real one.
  • Then, ESEMED guarantees the inclusion of the students in recruitment processes for available positions.

Course Objectives

  • Language training preparing for the IELTS examination
  • Language training in English language preparing for the NHS nursing framework
  • Fluency in verbal and written communication in the hospital setting
  • Knowledge of medical documentation and internal communication forms in NHS hospitals
  • Learning abbreviations and acronyms used in the NHS
  • Qualification in ethical and behavioural standards
  • Learning hospital procedures and protocols
  • Knowledge of the structure of the NHS
  • Assimilation of legal and professional framework in NHS Nursing
  • Self-sufficiency in hospital records management
  • Admitted to the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Obtaining Certificates for admission to the NHS
  • Inclusion in Social Security system
  • Geographical and occupational knowledge
  • Preparation to be incorporated to the work market
  • CV preparation and interview role-plays for the NHS
  • Job interview guaranteed.

For professionals

  • Nursing graduate students seeking opportunities in United Kingdom
  • Nursing professionals looking for new challenges in United Kingdom
  • Nurses who want to work in Spain, in public or private institutions, in a multicultural environment, with NHS standards

Key Concepts

  • IELTS exam (NHS new regulation)
  • Oral and written understanding and talking in English language (hospital setting included)
  • Admission and patients discharge
  • Patient record
  • Patient observation charts
  • Evaluation of wounds
  • Management and reporting of various diseases
  • Prescription
  • Preoperative
  • Postoperative
  • The National Health Servicee
  • Social Services
  • Nursing in the NHS
  • Legal framework of nursing
  • Code of ethics and values of nursing in the NHS
  • Protocols
  • Regulations
  • Drug Administration
  • Records on the NHS
  • Adverse events management
  • The role of pharmacy
  • Social Security
  • Process of registering nurses
  • NMC Registration
  • PIN / NIN
  • DBS / CRB forms
  • Certified translations
  • Tests and Vaccinations
  • Geographical Preferences
  • Induction process/guide of new employees
  • CV for NHS
  • Selection process
  • Interview within the NHS



SECTION I General English for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam
Area 1:   Grammar, reading and use of English
Area 2:   Writing
Area 3:   Listening and speaking
Area 4:   Role Plays
SECTION II English for Nursing
Unit 1   Patient Admissions
Unit 2   Respiratory Problems
Unit 3   Wound Care
Unit 4   Diabetes Care
Unit 5   Medical Specimens
Unit 6   Medications
Unit 7   Intravenous infusions
Unit 8   Pre-operative patient assessment
Unit 9   Post-operative patient assessment
Unit 10   Discharge planning


Unit 1   The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives
Unit 2   The Code: Standards of Conduct, Performance & Ethics for nurses and midwives
Unit 3   Health Professions Council (HPC): Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics
Unit 4   The Legal and Professional framework of Nursing
Unit 5   6 C's for Nursing
Unit 6   The National Health Service (NHS) Structure 
Unit 7   Where nurses work: NHS and the private sector
Unit 8   Record keeping: nursing documentation, charts, forms, drug calculator and written communication
Unit 9   Medicines: Regulations for presciption, administration, adverse events management and pharmacist 


                                   Complete management of required documentation before going to UK
Unit 1   Registering process in UK and career development
Unit 2   Nursing training details and obtaining registration
Unit 3   Language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Unit 4   Regular registration and continuous professional development: Revalidation
Unit 6   Induction Pack: induction guide for nurses recently incorporated
Unit 7   The 13 areas of differentiation between the Spanish nursing and the UK setting
Unit 8   CV and Interview preparation
Unit 9   Role-Play session with in Human Resources
Unit 10 The recruitment process and inclusion in interview for UK hospitals


Juan Francisco

Juan Francisco Martínez-Canca

Jefe del área de Neurocirugía

Simon Cook

IELTS Team coordinator & Teacher

Eric Courtney

IELTS Teacher

Inés González

Responsable de Recursos Humanos


Institutional accreditation:

The ESEMED accreditation ensures standards and system updates for the National Health Service in UK, enabling the integral training of nursing courses through ESEMED meeting student demand and also that of hospitals in the UK.

Recognised lecturers, working professionals:

Our wide range of professionals teaching this course is divided into two groups. On the one hand, native professionals teaching language skills and English-language communication, responsible as well for different areas of the nursing section, with extensive experience in the training of general English; on the other hand, coordinators and nurses with an extensive experience in different hospital units within the NHS plus Registrars and Consultants equally involved in those units.

Theoretical and practical learning with real case studies:
  • Teaching the course content in English
  • Discussion on the role of nursing in the NHS
  • Review of concepts and contents of nursing areas
  • Knowledge of documentation and forms used in the NHS
  • Interpreting observation charts
  • Individual and group oral expression
  • Audio exercises corresponding to different real scenarios of NHS
  • Writing exercises applied to responsibilities of nursing
  • Use abbreviations and acronyms used in healthcare and hospital setting
  • Knowledge of key concepts in the legal and professional context
  • Seminar on the National Health Service
  • Practical work on documentation and forms used in the NHS
  • Practical Clinical cases
  • Analysis of the Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Exercises on managing medication, prescription and drug administration
  • Group work on the management of nursing in the NHS
  • Role-play sessions and evaluation
  • Review of concepts and content areas of nursing
  • Knowledge of documentation and forms used in the NHS
  • Virtual Classroom with tutorial support, practical materials and additional exercises
  • Teaching the course content in English
  • Discussion on the role of nursing in the NHSs
  • Knowledge of key concepts and procedures for the inclusion of qualified nurses in the NHS
  • Practical work on documentation and forms required by the NHS
  • Exercises to development your CV for the NHS
  • Role-Play of hospital interview
  • Virtual Classroom with tutorial support, practical materials and additional exercises
Role-play and personalised tutorials:

Individual and group participation in simulated scenarios, based on the daily responsibilities of nursing in the NHS, focused on communication skills and speaking, procedures and protocols in the NHS nursing and management for accessing the NHS positions. Additionally, students will have the support of personalised tutoring to support and answer any doubt.

  • Habilidades de comunicación y expresión oral.
  • Procedimientos de la enfermería.
  • Proceso de inclusión al mercado laboral de la enfermería y preparación documental
  • Entrevista de trabajo Adicionalmente, los alumnos contarán con el apoyo personalizado de tutorías para la resolución de dudas.

Adicionalmente, los alumnos contarán con el apoyo personalizado de tutorías para la resolición de dudas.

Virtual Classroom Support:

The ESEMED Virtual Classroom offers a wide range of options for students:

  • Supporting content
  • Additional exercises
  • Documentation & Content sharing space
  • Multimedia Repository
  • Forums
  • Assessments and tests
Personal Evaluation:

The student evaluation is based on 4 axis:

  • Individual participation
  • Group work
  • Practical exercises solving and cases studies
  • Writing exam

ESEMED certify all students who have accomplished 80% of each axe corresponding to each block of contents in every axe.

Business and institutional networking:

Active participation during the course, debates, discussions and parallel seminars provided by teachers and guests from different institutions (that collaborate with classes throughout the course) foster the relationship among students, the labour market and professionals who conduct the subjects, thus creating the socio-professional ESEMED network.

Precio yPricing and Financing:

Registration: 750 €
Course fee: (funded): 3.550 € €
Payment Methods:
Bank transfer

Direct debit

On-site registration

Briefing session:

The ESEMED Managing Director shall present the Higher School of Medical Studies and collaborating institutions related to the employment of nurses trained in ESEMED. The Program Director will explain the content, objectives and course methodology, and then there will be time for questions. Thereupon, all attendees are invited to farewell cocktail.

  • Date: August 28th
  • Time: 17:00 h
  • Place: ESEMED Headquarters. Edificio Galaxia. 2nd Floor. L7
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