Occupational English Test (OET)

Occupational English Test Preparation Course

The OET preparation course aims to provide candidates with the English skills and knowledge they require to succeed in the the Occupational English Test.

Courses are available for professionals in the following fields:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Therapy
  • Veterinary Science.

Test Valid For 2 Years

Due to the very specific nature of each course and the flexibility usually required by our students the course is provided on a one to one basis.

Course Duration

The number of classes required will depend mainly on your initial language level which is determined at the time of enrolment. (Minimum 10 hours)

Course Cost

 £55 per hour

£50 per hour for 10 pre-paid lessons

Nearest Exam Centres

East Budleigh

For further information about the Occupational English Test, visit the OET website.

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    Enrolment on a course is accepted once payment of the deposit (£100) or full courses fees are received and conditional on space being available.

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    Listening Test
    50 Minutes

    Generic healthcare interest, accessible to candidates across all professions.
    Tests a range of listening skills, such as identifying specific information, detail, gist, opinion or the speaker’s purpose.

    Reading Test
    60 Minutes

    Generic healthcare interest, accessible to candidates across all professions.

    Tests the ability to:

    • Skim and scan quickly across different texts on a given topic in order to locate specific information.
    • Understand the detail, gist or main point of complex texts commonly found in the healthcare workplace
    • Understand the explicit or implied meaning as well as the attitude or opinion presented in a longer text.

    Writing Test
    45 Minutes

    The Writing test is profession-specific. There is one task set for each profession based on a typical workplace situation and the demands of that profession.

    Assessment is on:

    • Conciseness & Clarity
    • Genre & Style
    • Organisation & Layout
    • Language

    Speaking Test
    20 Minutes

    Delivered individually and takes around 20 minutes. Materials specifically designed for your profession are used in role-pays, which are based on typical workplace situations and reflect the demands made on a health professional in those situations.