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Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Courses


Build the skills you need to pass the OET exam and take the next steps towards your future with our OET courses online or at one of our UK training centres.

The Occupational English Test is used to assess the medical English skills of healthcare professionals around the world. The results are recognised by leading medical organisations in the UK and Ireland.

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OET Online courses

You can now prepare for the OET online with British Study Centres. Our Premium Preparation Provider course allows you to access the same high-quality, dynamic content that you would find in our UK schools online.

During each lesson, you'll get equipped with the skills you need to pass the exam as well as practising for test day.

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Every year we help students from around their world achieve their goals. You can be next.

Courses in the UK


The OET exam preparation course at BSC is designed and led by experienced teachers who can give you the skills needed to pass the exam.

Prepare for the OET writing

Do you find writing challenging? We know that many learners struggle with the OET writing exam. That's why our OET Writing lessons can help build your confidence so that you have a better understanding of what you need to do in the OET writing test. You'll also get personalised feedback and support to work on the specific areas you need to improve before your test day. 

OET Course Facts

Course duration

1 week or 3 weeks online

Course dates

03/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 27/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 06/07/2020, 03/08/2020

 

 

Available in

Manchester or online

Course levels

Upper-Intermediate (B2)

Minimum age

16 years

Lesson duration

50 minutes

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Specialist teaching

BSC is an authorised OET preparation provider. Our teachers have been trained directly by OET to deliver the course. 

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Tailored courses

Unlike other courses, our courses can be tailored to your own requirements and are designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your examination.

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Authorised test venue

BSC Manchester is an authorised test venue. You can book your exam separately on the OET website.

Advance your career

Listen to Nadia Falou, Group Examinations Manager at British Study Centres, talking about the benefits of taking a preparation course with British Study Centres.

Student Outcomes


"BSC Manchester was not just another English course. I wasn’t just preparing for OET exam, I was also getting huge motivational support from my teacher."


Ganira from Azerbaijan passed her OET Exam the first time after studying with BSC Manchester. Read Ganira's Student Story.

OET Course FAQs

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What is the Occupational English Test?

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English language test for healthcare professionals – it is not a test of your medical knowledge. The examination assesses your ability to communicate effectively in English in a healthcare context. This differs from other forms of English language examination like the IELTS. Find out more about the difference between OET and IELTS.

The exam preparation course with British Study Centres helps you build the skills you need to become more confident when working in healthcare in the UK and Ireland.

What is in the OET exam?

  • There are 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.

Who is the test for?

The exam is designed for 12 different healthcare professions. The Listening and Reading subtests can be on any profession.

It’s an English language test, not a test of your medical knowledge. The Speaking and Writing subtests are specific to your profession.

Who accepts the OET exam?

The OET is recognised by healthcare councils, governments and universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Namibia and Ukraine.

In the UK, you can use your result when applying to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the General Medical Council (GMC). Recognition for OET continues to grow around the world and, most recently, it was announced that OET will now be accepted when applying to medical school at Imperial College London. Read more about who recognises OET.

What level of English do I need to do an OET course in the UK?

The minimum requirement for the course is B2 (note: if you are borderline, we recommend joining an online general English class to build your language skills before joining the OET preparation course). Find out more about the different levels of English.

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Thousands of successful students

Every year we help students from around their world achieve their goals. You can be next.