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 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. You will:

  • 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 and in-person, generic Train The Trainer workshop dates and times are planned for:

  • Wednesday 27 March 2024, 09:30 - 12:30 (virtual)

  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 09:30 - 12:30 (virtual)

  • Tuesday 30 April 2024 (in-person)

  • Thursday 23 May 2024, 09:30 - 12:30 (virtual)

  • Thursday 30 May 2024 (in-person)

  • Wednesday 26 June 2024, 09:30 - 12:30 (virtual)

  • Friday 28 June 2024 (in-person)

  • Thursday 4 July 2024, 09:30 - 12:30 (virtual)

  • Wednesday 31 July 2024 (in-person)

  • Monday 26 August 2024 (in-person)

  • Tuesday 27 August 2024, 09:30 - 12:30 (virtual)

You would only be required to attend one of these sessions.

The cost of the virtual Train The Trainer workshop is £150 per attendee. The cost of the in-person Train the Trainer Workshop is £450 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 2 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 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 which explains the process for candidates wanting to join the NMC register from overseas. Or those wanting to rejoin the register after a long period away from practice.

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

Contact us

For further information about the workshop 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, 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