Pre-employment training programme for international nurses

This page is for applicants who are living in the Netherlands.


Through the pre-employment training programme for nurses you get a good command of the professional qualifications needed to work as a healthcare provider in the Netherlands. You participate in a practice-oriented programme that focuses on language skills, Dutch culture, and professional language. You will also learn about the Dutch healthcare system and relevant legislation. At the end of the programme you will participate in a refresher nursing course consiting of theory and practice, this training is accreddited by V&VN (the Dutch nursing association). After the training programme you will join Avant Talent Group as an employee.


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Course summary

Currently, our training programmes are full until november 2021. New programmes will start from november 2021 onwards.

Start 1: November, 2021 (at level A1)

Start 2: February, 2022 (at level B1)

Location: Online + Tilburg

Duration: est. 36 weeks

Class times: Mon - Fri 09.00 - 16.00 (CEST)

Class size: 8 to 12 participants

How to work in healthcare in the Netherlands?

Nurses with foreign qualifications who want to work in the Netherlands as a verzorgende IG (licensed practical nurse) or as a verpleegkundige (BIG registered nurse) need to obtain a Certificate of Professional Competence from CIBG. CIBG is part of the Ministry of healthcare and regulates professions in healthcare. Additionally, it is important to have a good command of the Dutch language to be able to communicate with your patients, colleagues, and relatives of your patients.

Requirements

To qualify for the programme and subsequent employment you need to meet the following criteria:



Impression of the programme




Our offer

We offer an intensive 36 weeks language training that prepares you for working in Dutch healthcare. You’ll learn the Dutch language up to level B2. When you are selected for the training programme you are offered employment after successful completion of the language training and after obtaining your certificate from CIBG. We’ll also process your application with CIBG for you.

Why apply?

Sponsorship

We sponsor most of the costs including the following:

Do you want to work in healthcare in the Netherlands? Avant Academy offers a unique training programme that will prepare you in 36 weeks for working in Dutch nursing homes and home care.

Employment

After completion of the language training and after obtaining your Certificate of Professional Competence from CIBG Avant Talent Group will offer you an employment contract. The contract will be for 24 to 32 hours per week as verzorgende-IG (licensed practical nurse). Your employment conditions are in accordance with the collective labor agreement. For verzorgende IG (licensed practical nurse) base salary of €1960 to €2845 gross per month (salaries based on 36 hours per week as per july 2021).

If you obtain your BIG-registration, you will be promoted to verpleegkundige (registered nurse) and your base salary will be €2492 to €3362 gross per month (salaries based on 36 hours per week as per july 2021).

Place of work

You will work at one of our partners healthcare institutions who are a part of the Dutch Public Healthcare System such as a nursing home or home care provider near to where you live. We are always looking for nurses in areas such as Haarlem, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Nieuwegein, Groningen, Tilburg, Eindhoven, Geldrop, Venlo, Bergen op Zoom, Hoeksche Waard, Boxmeer, Schoonhoven and Gouda.

Application process

  1. Apply by sending us your CV;
  2. You’ll be invited for an interview in Tilburg or via a videocall;
  3. Selected applicants will be invited for an informative presentation about the programme and to make assessments focussed on assessing your professional competencies;
  4. When you successfully complete the interviews and assessments we may conduct pre-employment screening;
  5. We offer you a sponsorship agreement for the language training.

Language training programme

The language training’s goal is to get your command of the Dutch language to fluency. The classes are daily from 09.00 to 16.00. At the beginner levels (A1 and A2) you will learn general Dutch. From level B1 onward the course is focussed on the language as it is used in the nursing practice. Most of the classes are conducted virtually through video conferencing software. Every 4 weeks there are classes for 3 to 5 consecutive days in Tilburg.

For nurses with non-European qualifications.

To obtain a Certificate of Professional Competence you need to apply at CIBG and send your documents that prove your professional competency. If your qualifications are from a country outside of Europe you have to take the AKV exam for verzorgende IG (licensed practical nurse) and the AKV and BI exam for verpleegkundige (registered nurse).

The AKV exam

Applicants for a Certificate of Professional Competence with a non-EU will be requested to take the AKV exam. This exam is organized by Institute Babel in Utrecht. The AKV examines your knowledge and skills of the Dutch and English language at level B1. In particular, your understanding of the Dutch language in a healthcare setting is examined. You will take this exam at the end of the training programme so you will be well prepared to pass it! If you have a European nursing degree, in many cases you do not need to take the AKV exam.

Become qualified to work in Dutch healthcare

Do you want to work in Dutch nursing home care? Are you ready for a new career move in the Netherlands? Avant Academy offers a unique training programme that will prepare you for working in the Dutch healthcare sector.

Apply now for the pre-employment training programme for nurses


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