Specialist Language Courses

NHS Training Programmes

Partner with us to support international candidates and staff in your NHS Trust through OET and IELTS preparation, clinical communication skills development, OSCE preparation, and Living and Working in the UK courses. 

SLC works with NHS employers across the country to improve the English language and communication skills of internationally-qualified healthcare professionals.

We prepare international healthcare professionals for OET and IELTS; provide Living and Working in the UK courses for overseas nurses and AHPs; improve the clinical communication skills of doctors, nurses, AHPs and healthcare support workers; and provide language skills support for the Nursing OSCE.

Tailored exam preparation for OET and IELTS

With us, your international healthcare workers will achieve the test scores they need to register and work in the UK. Closed group tuition and one-to-one coaching, extensive online study materials, flexible schedules, expert teachers, excellent results.

Living & Working in the UK courses

Short, targeted, CPD-accredited courses that enable nurses and AHPs to relocate successfully to the UK and what may be a very different culture. Courses cover essential knowledge of life in the UK, from food, leisure and traditions to language, idioms and dialects. Plus sections on the NMC (Nurses edition), HCPC (AHP edition), working in the NHS, and essential communication skills.

The Leading Provider of Language and Communication Training to the NHS and Healthcare Employers in the UK
Clinical Communication Skills

Courses focus on the language needed by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and healthcare support workers when talking with patients, service users and colleagues. These can be difficult, high stakes conversations. The courses give learners the communication skills they need to manage them successfully.

Preparation for the Nursing OSCE

This course supports OSCE training departments achieve first time pass rates from internationally educated nurses. It is packed with tips, strategies, language and communication skills and is fully updated for the new scenarios and skills introduced in November 2022.

Get detailed progress reports

Employers see at a glance what their learners have completed, what they scored, and how long it took them. Attendance and progress on tutored courses is recorded and available whenever needed.

Accredited content with certificates

All SLC’s medical English and exam preparation materials are accredited and certificated by the CPD Standards Office in the UK and/or NOCN, one of the leading accreditation bodies in the UK. All are endorsed by EALTHY, the global association for English for healthcare teachers. SLC is an approved NOCN international training centre.

Your branded learning platform

All organisations get an optional branded area on the Learning Management System, where their learners and administrators access the materials and learning data.

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The Leading Provider of Language and Communication Training to the NHS and Healthcare Employers in the UK.

  • OET Preparation
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Nursing OSCE Preparation
  • Living and Working in the UK Courses
  • Medical Language and Communication Courses
  • English Language and Communication Skills Consultancy
The Leading Provider of Language and Communication Training to the NHS and Healthcare Employers in the UK

NHS employers

Just some of the NHS organisations we have supported over the last 10 years