International Nursing Bridging Programme (INBP)

Become a registered nurse in the UK with the International Nursing Bridging Programme

Are you a qualified nurse and want to work in the UK Healthcare sector?

The International Nursing Bridging Programme NBP has been developed to respond to the crisis in UK Healthcare staffing shortages (currently 40000 nursing vacancies).

Supported by NHS

This is demonstrated in the government’s decision to place Healthcare roles in the Shortage Occupation List, and to create a new visa route called the Health and Care Visa designed to encourage overseas Healthcare workers to come to the UK to take up jobs.

Activate Learning International in cooperation with the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust (RBHT) has created the INBP to bridge the gap for qualified nurses from overseas to train as NHS staff in UK.

About the course

The course delivers the elements required to qualify to work as a nurse in the UK; Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Occupational English Test (OET) and other modules designed together with the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust (RBHT).

Duration and delivery

The programme is a 6 month 100% online course and you will receive 1:1 personal tuition and weekly tutorials.


We provide free of charge support and guidance including guidance on visa applications, job applications, employer benefits and incentives to help you find the right job for you. We also offer advice on living and working in the UK, to help make your experience as stress free as possible.

Cost and payment terms

The programme is fully flexible so that you can work as you learn. The course costs £3000 and can be paid in three instalments interest free.


Successful completion leads to a recognised International qualification necessary to become a registered nurse and to be paid as per the NHS scale.

Would you like to join the INBP programme?

At City of Oxford College we offer a stress-free course. In cooperation with the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust (RBHT), we deliver all the elements required to qualify to work as a nurse in the UK.

Daisy came to the UK from the Philippines and is now a Registered Nurse. Hear from Daisy on her experience of moving to the UK and finding work in the health care sector.

Apply now

Not sure where to start?

Get in touch today