OSCE Train the Trainer

An insightful and stimulating OSCE Train the Trainer day, offered at our Swindon and Oxford Campuses.

Who is this training day for?

To gain the most benefit from the day, we encourage individuals to apply who have:

  • responsibilities for training international nurses and midwives entering the UK
  • experience in training and education
  • competence in the delivery of clinical skills and practice.

As experienced professionals in your field of expertise, you are best equipped to spur motivation, share knowledge and consolidate commitment in nurses and midwives seeking to work in the UK. 

Book a place

Train the Trainer overview

We are pleased to confirm that registration for the Virtual Train The Trainer workshop is now open and we are looking forward to hearing from you.

The Virtual Train The Trainer workshop learning outcomes are centered around the current Test of Competence OSCE provision only. The workshop will provide instruction to support learners who are seeking competence in common nursing skills and holistic patient care in support of their professional practice.

  • build on existing knowledge about the NMC Test of Competence assessment processes and the APIE process to introduce the new ToC (2021)
  • be aware of what you may need to know about the candidate and the candidate's assessment journey to help support resilience
  • explore educational theory of Simulation Based Education and Debriefing during an OSCE
  • develop successful preparation of an OSCE station using the APIE and the Skill marking criteria to create lesson plans to meet your candidate’s needs
  • test a clinical skill based on the common top tips
  • develop a list of objective debrief prompts that maybe used after an OSCE of a typical nursing skill
  • develop tools to support the trainers This knowledge must be applied to the Test of Competence OSCE in support of the Future Nurse- Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses (2018).

Available dates and cost

Our Virtual Generic Train The Trainer workshop dates and times are planned for:

  • Thursday 19th October 2023 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 15th November 2023 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 13th December 2023 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 10th January 2024 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 21st February 2024 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 20th March 2024 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 24th April 2024 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 22nd May 2024 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 19th June 2024 09:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday 17th July 2024 09:30 - 12:30

You would only be required to attend one of these sessions. The cost of the Virtual Train The Trainer workshop will be £150 per attendee.

Before your workshop

Before your preferred date of attendance, there will be both reading and independent activities to complete in support of the virtual shared learning activities. These materials will be shared with you two weeks in advance of the TTT date to permit you to complete them before your attendance and will require approximately 3 hours of independent study, video activity and reading.

These materials will provide some of the relevant theory and information, along with a number of activities which encourage the reader to reflect on their previous experience and the training needs of their teams in their working environments

Also prior to your attendance you are asked to familiarize yourself with the following OSCE support materials, particularly if you are new to supporting the role of the International Nurse in support of their OSCE exams. Our ToC2021 downloads include a reading list, marking criteria and mock OSCE. 

If you are new to the Test of Competence and OSCE’s as an assessment method, you are advised to visit the NMC Test of Competence website and related pages which explain the process for candidates wanting to join the NMC register from overseas or wanting to rejoin the register after a long period away from practice.

Candidates who have previously attended the workshop commented that this pre preparation is essential to engage with the learning activities on the day.

Contact us

For further information about the workshop please email nmc_academics@brookes.ac.uk

You may book a place via card payment on the Brookes Online shop.

To book a space on one of the workshops via invoice payment, then please contact nmc_ttt@brookes.ac.uk

How to find us

Information and directions for finding the Marston Road site.

Marston Road site,

Oxford Brookes University,

Jack Straw's Lane,



Tel: +44 (0)1865 48 8418

Email: nmc_TTT@brookes.ac.uk