Mature student nursing assessment preparation


Mature Nursing Assessment Preparation Course


Our renowned assessment preparation course is specifically designed to give you the best opportunity of succeeding at the mature student nursing/midwifery assessment test and has helped thousands of candidates achieve success and secure their nursing/midwifery degree course.

What to Expect? 

The 1-day courses take place in top class hotel conference centres to ensure your comfort. During the preparation course all aspects of The Assessment Test for mature nursing / midwifery applicants are fully analysed, discussed and solutions are fully explained by tutors with the highest relevant qualifications in psychometric testing. Our tutors always create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere during the course to ensure that there is a positive learning experience and environment. We find that this encourages questioning from students and as a result allows for a clear understanding of the material for the whole class.
Numerous handouts will be distributed during the course covering all sections and practice material will also be given out for you to try out at home after the course. The course is also a great opportunity to meet other applicants. You will find that they are just as anxious as you are about the exam and it really helps to know that you are not alone. In a group setting like this your confidence can really soar.

 Course Features

 Course material based on previous exam style questions

 Top class conference centres

 Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly tutors

 Structured easy to understand approach to questions

 Substantial take-home practice material – including maths practice tests

 Exclusive Online Practice Material

 Lunch included


Course Benefits

   Full overview of The Assessment Test

   Get tuition from the best tutors in the country

   Be fully familiar with all sections and question types

   Learn essential mathematics concepts

   Gain confidence going into the official assessment

   Maximise your performance in the assessment

   Meet likeminded applicants

   Reduce anxiety and stress

   Give yourself the best chance to getting your course offer


Course Outline

The outline of the preparation day is as follows:

-   The Assessment Test process
-   What to expect on the day of the exam?
-   Timing tips
Numerical Reasoning
-   Identifying the different types
-   A structured approach for each type
-   Practice questions and detailed animated solutions
Verbal Comprehension
-   Question Formats
-   Increasing speed and accuracy
-   Keyword identification
-   Practice questions
Job Simulation Exercises
-   Scenarios you should be prepared for
-   Rules to follow
-   Timing, tips and techniques
Take Home Practice Material
End of Course Discussion/Q.&A.
Online Practice 

Following the day course you will be enrolled onto our e-learning platform where you will have unlimited access to a substantial amount of practice tests. Revisit areas covered during the class with video tutorials and practice tests. Use your online resources to fine tune your preparation around your own schedule. Our online practice material and resources have received tremendous feedback and have worked to create a blended learning approach by allowing students to practice what they have learned in the classroom setting at home.  See what our course attendees had to say about our online resources here


Course Duration

10.30am – 6.00pm 

Break at 1.00pm (carvery lunch provided)




Course Dates and Venues


Limited Spaces

These courses are extremely popular every year. They have limited spaces and operate on a first come first served basis. Early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment. 


Acknowledgement to Past Customers

Our past students make a huge contribution to the success of the course as each year we listen to their feedback and make minor adjustments if necessary to ensure that we are all happy in achieving our aim of creating a Career Services course that develops self confidence and helps to ensure maximum performance in the selection process.


Important Notices

The PAS & Career Services: Career Services is a privately run education company. We have no affiliation to the Public Appointments Service (PAS). It is the PAS who run The Assessment Test on behalf of An Bord Altranais. We base our preparation courses on the types of tests that have appeared in previous years and have had great success with this method. Our courses aim to give candidates the very best tuition with the information that is available at the time of the preparation course but obviously we  can take no responsibility for any future changes that the PAS make to the exam.

Tuition guarantee: In the unlikely event of the PAS making any changes to the exam after your attendance at the course, we will provide new study material to you when the test familiarisation booklet is released. This ensures that you can book the course safe in the knowledge that you are giving yourself the best opportunity to prepare for the exam. No other course provider offers this service!

Online Access: Courses are campaign/exam year specific therefore access to online resources will only be available for the duration of the campaign/ exam year associated with the course.