Nursing and Healthcare Recruitment UK

CBT (Computer-Based Test)

CBT (Computer-Based Test)

Course Overview

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Test of Competence Part 1 exam is a computer-based test (CBT) consisting of 120 Multiple Choice Questions for 4 hours. NMC CBT is intended for nurses trained outside the EU (European Union) and the European Economic Area seeking employment as a nurse in the UK.  


These questions must be completed in a maximum of four hours. 50 questions will relate to generic nursing competencies found in each domain of nursing. 50 questions will be the application of generic nursing competencies to the specific field of nursing being applied for, for example, as applied to the adult, child, person with a learning disability, or person with a mental health problem. 20 questions will focus solely on the specific competencies required for the field of nursing being applied for. There are 20 critical questions within the exam that focus on patient or public safety.


The aim of our course is to deliver practical, intensive, and detailed training that will develop your skills and competence in CBT. We will help you to become skilled and creative independent CBT practitioners in accordance with BABCP guidelines. You will also develop critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature relating to CBT.


Our CBT online training course is based on the newly updated syllabus. It contains multiple-choice questions in the same format as that of the actual Computer Based Test.  It covers all four domains and questions specific to the adult nursing addressed in the test, ensuring that the overseas nurses pass the CBT.