We are developing a suite of 100% online courses for the 21st century.

We understand that learners want the flexibility to study with us from their home countries.

This means you can study an Activate Learning course without leaving your home, your family, or your job. Make sure our online only courses are right for you before registering your interest

International nursing bridging programme (INBP)

The course delivers the elements required to qualify to work as a nurse in the UK:

  • the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • a Computer Based Test
  • an Occupational English Test (OET)
  • other modules designed together with the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust (RBHT)


Delivery is 100% online through the Academic and Professional Studies Faculty (AAPS).

The programme is six months, candidates receive weekly "live" lessons, as well as guided self study, examination practice and personal tutor support throughout. Learners can determine their pace of study to fit with their work and personal commitments.

Assessment on this programme is through a combination of exams (30%) and coursework (70%) including essays, presentations, examinations and a portfolio of evidence.


Once qualified what is next?

Employment in the UK (either in public or private healthcare) as a registered nurse on NHS salary band 5. Whilst we do not provide any guarantee of employment after the course, we will make introductions on your behalf through our extensive network of employers in the UK.

There is full support, help and guidance for your visa application.

Senior Care Worker Programme

Adult social care is a growing sector which offers lots of rewarding careers, with many different job roles and opportunities for progression.

This one month programme provides a bridge to train and find employment in the UK social care sector. Tailored for international healthcare workers, it is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, in your own home.

You will gain CPD certificates and an Activate Learning Certificate.

Successful course completion leads to:

  • Interview with care employers
  • Job offer (subject to successful interview with employer)
  • Sponsorship for Health and Care Visa (Skilled Worker route)
  • Employment in the UK