Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Course

BSC is offering face-to-face and online courses to help you prepare for your OET exam. You can also take your exam with us at our OET Exam Centre at BSC Manchester.

Video: Nadia Falou talking about the benefits of taking OET

Listen to Nadia Falou, Exam Centre Manager at British Study Centres, talking about benefits of taking OET.


Course content

The OET Preparation Course at BSC is designed to help you build the skills you need to succeed in your OET exam. It can be tailored to your specific learning needs – so whether you are new to OET or looking for support to help you retake your examination, we have a course that is right for you!

We run a one-week intensive the week before every OET exam to give you the opportunity to practise and build the skills you need in time for your examination.

Available in Manchester
Course code OET
Start dates 07/01/2019, 28/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 11/03/2019, 01/04/2019, 13/05/2019, 10/06/2019, 01/07/2019, 29/07/2019, 26/08/2019, 16/09/2019
Duration 1 week
Class times 09:15-12:35, Mon-Fri
Price £295 (including £10 Cambridge English Placement Test fee)
Minimum level Upper-Intermediate (B2)
Class size Average 11, maximum 14

Why candidates take OET

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English Language Test for healthcare professionals. It is recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK and Ireland. For full recognition, click here.

The NMC and GMC accept OET and IELTS Academic in the UK and Ireland.

To compare the two exams:

OET IELTS
An English language test for healthcare professionals An academic English exam most often used for entry to university
Every part of the exam is related to real workplace scenarios for a healthcare professional Every part of the test can be on a different topic which may/may not be related to healthcare
The writing exam assesses your ability to communicate effectively when writing in a healthcare context (e.g. a letter of referral) The writing exam assesses your ability to construct and produce a piece academic writing that you would be expected to produce at university (e.g. an essay)
The speaking exam assesses your ability to communicate effectively in the workplace (e.g. building relationships with your patients) in the format of role plays. The speaking exam assesses your ability to communicate clearly in an interview format discussing ideas and topics that are not always relevant to a healthcare professional.

What is in the test?

  • Four parts of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
  • Each part of the test assesses your understanding of English in a workplace-related healthcare context.
  • The speaking and writing sub-tests are specific to your profession.
  • Build the skills you need to help you become more confident when working in healthcare in the UK and Ireland.

Why study with BSC?

  • BSC is an authorised OET preparation provider.
  • The OET exam preparation course at BSC is designed and led by experienced teachers who are knowledgeable on OET and the skills needed to pass the exam. The teachers have been trained directly by OET to deliver the course.
  • Unlike other courses, our courses can be tailored to your own requirements and is designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your examination.
  • BSC Manchester is also an authorised OET test venue. You can book your exam separately on OET website.

    OET Authorised Test Venue