NMC Competence Test Centre

A test for nurses and midwives who want to register and work in the UK.

About the Test of Competence

Oxford Brookes University offers the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) of the Nursing Midwifery Council’s Test of Competence for nurses and midwives.

This test is for nurses and midwives who want to register and work in the UK.

In order to book your OSCE you must be in receipt of confirmation from the NMC you are eligible to sit the Test of Competence. The NMC will notify you of your eligibility to take the OSCE and provide you with a candidate number.

Five members of staff stood outside the test centre


Covid-19 Update

We strongly encourage all candidates to perform a lateral flow test, prior to attending the Competence Test Centre.

If the result of the lateral flow test is positive, candidates should not attend the Test Centre , but instead, send confirmation of the positive result into the Competence Test Centre via email, and we will reschedule to the next available and suitable date for the candidate. We also recommend that all candidates follow the most up to date government guidelines.

Virtual tour

Marston Road, Oxford



Candidates in Swindon

“The approach of the OSCE team was well organised, professional and supportive.”

“Conducive and warm waiting area, relaxed environment throughout the exam.”

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NMC Competence Test Centre (individual enquiries)


NMC Competence Test Centre (group enquiries)


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