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Applying to an NHS healthcare assistant position can be challenging. Aside from the application form, you must sit both a numeracy and a literacy test (sometimes referred to as a maths and an English test), as well as take part in an interview. Knowing what to expect on these three assessments will help you succeed and get the job.


NHS Healthcare Assistant Online Tests

TThe NHS literacy and numeracy aptitude tests examine your maths and verbal abilities. Both are administered online. Each test must be completed in 30 minutes, which creates pressure to answer all the questions in the time available. You will face questions relating to the medical field, regarding different time formats (12- and 24-hour clocks), and on how to spell specific words, as well as other topics.

NHS Healthcare Numeracy Test

Your mental arithmetic skills are assessed during the numeracy test, so you cannot use a calculator. When answering the questions, you must be able to uitilise the basic maths functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

NHS Healthcare Literacy Test

The literacy test is an examination of your English language skills. The questions focus on spelling, punctuation, and reading, as well as basic comprehension.


NHS Healthcare Assistant Interview

The second part of NHS healthcare assistant recruitment is the interview. Assessors are looking to get to know you and to determine how well you fit the role. They are also interested in seeing how familiar you are with the position and what the job entails.

NHS Healthcare Assistant Interview Questions

  • How can you save the NHS money in your role?
  • What do you know about the role of a healthcare assistant?
  • What are the values and objectives of this job?
  • What can you do to maintain the dignity of your patients?

As the interview is the last stage before potentially receiving a job offer, being fully prepared is a must. Review the job description and do some advanced research to ensure you are ready. Also check out our interview preparation service for help excelling on your interview.


Prepare for NHS Tests with JobTestPrep

JobTestPrep's practice resources will help you polish your maths abilities and review your English skills in preparation for the NHS numeracy and literacy tests. Our PrepPack™ is specifically designed to help you prepare for these exams, as well as the interview, thus ensuring your fulfill your goal of becoming an NHS healthcare assistant. The pack includes maths and English practice tests, study guides, video tutorials, and detailed answer explanations for every question. 

 

Becoming a healthcare assistant with the NHS is a rewarding career choice for those up to the challenge. If you think you’ve got what it takes, improve your chances of getting hired by preparing with JobTestPrep today.


What's Included

  • Three NHS numeracy & literacy tests
  • Seven verbal and numerical reasoning practice tests
  • Drug calculation questions
  • Study guides and video tutorials
  • Detailed explanations and solving strategies
  • Timed tests with score reports
  • Extra practice drills
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