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PLAB Training Courses

Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) Training


PLAB Coach offers the most up-to-date PLAB courses for both PLAB 1 and PLAB 2. Our PLAB training will take you above and beyond the requirements set by the General Medical Council UK. PLAB Coach offers venues worldwide including UK, Asia and Africa.

PLAB (Professional and Linguistics Assessments Board) is an assessment procedure that overseas doctors (or international medical graduates), from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland, need to pass before they can legally practice medicine in the UK.

It is the principal route through which international medical graduates (IMGs) demonstrate the fundamental clinical skills and knowledge to practice medicine in the UK.

The level expected is that of a junior doctor who has completed the Foundation Year 1 (FY1). The PLAB Test covers everything a UK trained doctor might expect to see on the first day of Foundation Year Two (F2).

Having dissected the GMC PLAB blueprint PLAB Coach is thoroughly aware of the requirements to succeed in PLAB. We offer Professional PLAB Training Courses in accordance with currently published guidelines for both PLAB 1 and PLAB 2 along with Mock Exams in order to provide candidates with the best possible chance of passing their PLAB exams.


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The PLAB 1 course is a 10 day concise, informative and comprehensive course that will cover the salient subjects tested by the General Medical Council (GMC) of UK. Information delivered will be in absolute accordance with current best practice (NICE guidelines).

All learning resources will be provided.

Each day is broken down into two halves. The first half will be dedicated to a lecture on a specific speciality e.g. neurology and the second will be committed to solving single best answer questions on that given topic. This method maximises the learning experience.

  • Theory-based exam
  • Single-best answer format
  • Our PLAB 1 course will provide you with a concise , informative and comprehensive overview of the PLAB 1 exam
  • Learn it now and remember it forever!

Qbank: high quality single best answer questions available to keep you well-prepared for the exam.



The PLAB 2 course is a 10 day intense training program to help foreign doctors consolidate their current clinical skills and also to adapt their approach to suit the UK-based health system. The course will focus mainly on communication skills, building a strong doctor-patient relationship and the practical skills required to safely practice as a junior doctor in the NHS. The course will also give an exceptional insight into the equipment that is used in the UK hospitals.

  • For the practical skills section of the course, we will practice on manikins (the same equipment used during the real exam). PLAB Coach offers the widest range of the latest manikins to maximise student learning.
  • Each course will only accommodate a small group of students in order for each student to get the most out of their education.


  • Clinical-based exam
  • OSCE-format
  • Our PLAB 2 course will provide you with key communication and practical skills required to succeed in PLAB 2 and ultimately in the real clinical arena



March 2017 PLAB 1 exam 

  • January  20 – 29th 2017 


Feb 4th

Feb 5th

Feb 11th 


January exams – 11th and 24th: Location – BIRMINGHAM (5 day training programme) 

Day 1: november 26th

Day 2: november 27th 

Day3: 3rd December 

Day 4: 4th December 

Day 5: full simulated mock closer to date of exam 


February Exams 2017: Location – BIRMINGHAM (5 day training programme) 

Day 1: January 5th 

Day 2: January 6th 

Day 3: January 7th

Day 4: January 8th 

Day 5: full simulated mock closer to date of exam 


MOCK EXAM DATES AVAILABLE: only in Birmingham 









Key features:

  1. PLAB 1 10 day course plus 3 mocks
  2. PLAB 2 5 day training plus 3 mocks; unlimited manikin practice
  3. Clinical attachment for 4 weeks in speciality of choice (can be taken at any period)
  4. GMC registration guidance
  5. CV building and job applications

Diagnostic Test Interpretation Course

This course will enable you to confidently interpret ECGs that are commonly faced by junior medical staff. You will learn how to work your way through an ECG and present it to your seniors.

In addition, we will cover other common diagnostic tests that junior doctors are expected to interpret including: Chest X-rays, Arterial Blood Gases, Bloods etc…

NHS Introduction Course

Introduction to the UK health Service. Our course leader is a medical consultant with 18 years’ experience working in the NHS. He has worked in medicine and surgery in a number of UK hospitals and has also worked in Health Planning bodies- Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts and the government Department of Health. Most recently he is an advisor to NHS England at national level. He is an award winning educator with a national reputation for training doctors.

GMC Registration Guidance

Here at PLAB coach we will guide you through the entire process of attaining your GMC registration with a licence to practice. This will include giving you advice on how to get through your IELTS exam, immigration advice and of course passing you PLAB examinations.

I have formulated a booklet entitled “Aid for overseas doctors in coming to UK” which highlights key points on the application process for GMC registration and gives a brief overview of what the job market is like in the UK. This will be made available for those who wish to enrol on a PLAB 1 course.

The first step towards making a career in the UK has been taken today..the process of preparation has been a very enriching experience.. Thank u very much Dr.Karam Singh for all the efforts u put in to make our study easier.. U made sure that we master the key concepts in medicine, review the basics, have a subject wise interactive question answer session.. and finally the MOCK exams which gave us an insight into how the exam conditions would be like.. Thank u so much once again for everything

Dr. Pranathi Shankar, Dubai, UAE

The course is a complete all-rounder one…. Each topic is being covered with extra care and with additional information… which not only helps a student gain confidence for the exam.. But also reap a lot of new knowledge… Dr.Karam Singh,a very efficient, student-friendly and promising teacher, covers all the subject with immense attention and in detailed manner, providing great range of notes for every topics beforehand… And classes are real interactive sessions and are provided in great style.

Dr. Nutan Saha, Kolkata, India

It is really a comprehensive course not only for PLAB 1 but also to sharpen your medical and clinical knowledge. Method of teaching is highly interactive so one stays focused and involved. Dr Karam is really dedicated teacher and he makes sure each and every topic is covered in a nice manner.

Dr Sabeeka Zehra, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Dr Karam Singh (M.D.)

‘I started this establishment to make everyone feel that they can achieve their dreams; no matter how big those dreams may be.’