NMC Competence Test Centre (CTC)

NMC Competence Test Centre (CTC) @ Magee

At Ulster University we provide part two of the NMC’s Test of Competence for nurses and midwives seeking registration to work in the UK with a designated test centre at our Magee Campus based in Derry~Londonderry.

Important Announcement from NMC

The Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) is operated by three universities in the UK: Oxford Brookes University, University of Northampton and Ulster University.

Following the latest advice from the UK Government, all three test centres have suspended OSCE tests until further notice.

We appreciate that this is upsetting for a number of candidates, but this decision has been made with the safety of you and university staff in mind.

If your OSCE has been cancelled, please contact your trust or recruiter. You will not receive an automatic refund, but you will be able to rebook your OSCE without cost when the test centres reopen. Unfortunately at these uncertain times we do not know when this will be.

If you have an opportunity to contribute to the health and social care workforce in a non-registered capacity we would encourage you to do this while we work out next steps.

The NMC will notify you of your eligibility to take part two (OSCE examination). In order to qualify for Part two you must have successfully completed part one and have provided the NMC with the correct documents.

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To understand our processes, please refer to our important documents which can be viewed in our Supporting Documentation section.

We have also developed a candidate information booklet which will help you prepare for your OSCE examination.

Use the options below to access further information on the OSCE examination.


Northern Ireland has three regional airports all served by the efficient Airporter and Translink bus services; Belfast International, George Best Belfast City, and City of Derry, o ering regular, a ordable ights to the mainland with key airlines including:

There are also a number of ferry options available at poferries.com

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