OSCE Training Programme – Preparing your international nurses for success

Elysium Healthcare’s dedicated OSCE team have helped over 100 international nurses relocate to the UK and successfully prepare for and succeed in completing the OSCE exam, with a very high pass rate.


Our pre-OSCE Training Programme has been recognised for innovating training and has gone on to win gold at the Learning Awards 2020 for the ‘Internal Learning Solution’ category.


The pre-OSCE Training is available for RMNs only.

What’s Provided

Our unique intense 5 day practical pre-OSCE training programme provides your nurses with knowledge and hands-on practice for all clinical skills stations, plus a mock exam at the end of the week with individualised feedback. The skills stations practices throughout the week are:



RMN Skills
  • Intramuscular injection (IM)
  • Subcutaneous injections
  • Physical Observation
  • Aseptic Non Touch Technique
  • Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (APIE)
  • In House Resuscitation (without defibrillation)


A full workbook detailing all stations and clinical skills with marking criteria to support candidate learning is provided, along with signposting for further research and reading.


A variety of learning formats to meet the learning needs of each candidate, including visual, practical and written, are also provided to the nurses as part of the programme.


All equipment used within this training programme are replicas of those used at the University Competency Test Centre and are available throughout the week for the nurses to practice with.  A list of equipment that trusts need is provided, which you can optionally choose to purchase to support practice at your hospital/site.

When is OSCE needed?

Before your nurses are enrolled on this Pre-OSCE Training programme, they first need to pass an English language test (OET or IELTS) and Part 1 CBT. In addition, all NMC checks need to be completed. Only then can the Part 2 OSCE examination be applied for.


That’s when we come in. Once the NMC checks are complete and the application for Part 2 of the exam is confirmed, your nurses are then ready to go through the Pre-OSCE Training Programme to prepare them for their OSCE examination.


Be sure to engage with us ahead of time so we can work with you to schedule the training in for the appropriate time.

Feedback From Nurses

When do you need the training?*

Thank you, it’s all thanks to you guys….. you made it easier for us.  Thank you!


Rose, Nurse

Thank you for all your help in OSCE prep, I really appreciate it.  I got my PIN!!”


Ajibike, RMN

Without your training we wouldn’t be able to achieve this


Sinu, Nurse


Costs are discussed on an individual basis, and are dependent on the number of RMNs being put through the programme. Submit your enquiry using the form above and our OSCE team will make contact to discuss this in more detail.

A maximum of 11 nurses can be put through the OSCE Training Programme at any one time.

In this unlikely event, we will support them with the resit. We are proud that from over 100 nurses, the few who required a second exam all passed on their second attempt. We have not yet had a case of a second exam fail.

Elysium’s OSCE Training Programme is run by experienced instructors who are senior nurses with a wealth of experience of working in their field and extensive skills in teaching within the healthcare setting.

The team all have teaching qualifications and have used these to create this robust training programme for overseas nurses to support them in passing their OSCE Part 2 exam.

We have good links and communication with the Competency Test Centres, which keeps us and our candidates up to date, and we have a reputation of high pass rates (87% first attempt, 100% second attempt).

Our training programme has been specifically designed to include everything nurses need to pass this exam, which we feel is already intensive in nature so would not look to cram the content into fewer days. Stretching the days out over multiple weeks would have a detrimental impact on their learning and absorption of knowledge, so we do not offer this option.

This will depend on the circumstances and stage they are at in the training. Each case will be handled individually and an appropriate decision will be made on a case-by-case basis. Where possible we would look to re-arrange the completion of their training at a later date, which may be subject to additional costs.

Missing a day is not an option as the learning structure is sequential. Should a nurse miss a day, they will not be able to complete the rest of the training for that week and will need to be re-booked to a future week.

We would always advise that trusts and nurses look to make every effort to attend the programme in full to get maximum benefit to pass their exams.