The English language test for healthcare professionals

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in healthcare professional settings.

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Prior to taking the OET exam at The London Exam Centre, you can take an OET exam preparation course at our English language school here in London.

The Exam

We offer a range of study options supported by state of the art online learning with 'my.Eurocentres'. Face to face classes include: full time intensive study, part time afternoon lessons, evening classes and individual coaching, leading up to your exam date. 

OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:

OET is recognised and trusted by more than 40 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, Namibia, Ukraine, UK (NMC and GMC) and Ireland (NMBI and MC). Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a number of visa categories, including work and student visas.

Exam Registration

To register for the OET exam at Eurocentres London Eltham, please click here. Please follow these steps:
1) On the OET home page click “Apply”.
2) After reading the OET Test Regulations and T&C and checking all the registration requirements, click “Apply for the test”.
3) On the 
Candidate Portal, click “Register”.
4) After finalising a 4-step registration, you can click on “Login.”
5) You will go through another 4-step registration that allows you to choose the Eurocentres London Eltham as the venue where you prefer to take your exam.

The three written tests will take approximately 3 hours. In addition, a 20 minute speaking test is also scheduled on the same day. The test is available once a month, 12 times a year.

Results are published online approximately 16 business days after each test day. Official copies of Statements of Results can be downloaded from your online profile. You can choose which test administration you wish to download a Statement of Results for and this will list the scores you obtained in that particular test administration

Preparing for your OET exam

OET exam day

OET exam results

Who is OET for?

Dentistry

Dietetics

Medicine

Nursing

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physiotherapy

Podiatry

Occupational Therapy

Radiography

Speech Pathology

Veterinary Science

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The main reason why I chose Eurocentres London Eltham is that the location of school is suitable for study, calm and still close to the centre of London. I like the interactive teaching style of Eurocentres. I had lots of opportunities to speak English in class. 

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RECOGNITION
 
OET is recognised as proof of English proficiency by healthcare boards and councils for registration, healthcare educators for admission, and healthcare employers for recruitment purposes. OET is also accepted by Australian and New Zealand immigration departments for visa purposes. 
PREPARATION SUPPORT 
 
A wide range of official preparation materials, many of which are free of charge, are available online in multiple formats at: occupationalenglishtest.org 
SUCCESS 
 
OET reflects real healthcare scenarios, helping candidates develop English language skills for success in healthcare courses, healthcare registration and the workplace. 
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OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.

Test Overview

LISTENING
approx. 45 minutes
Same content for all healthcare professions. Follow and understand a range of health-related spoken materials such as patient consultations and lectures.
READING
60 minutes
Same content for all healthcare professions.
Read and understand different types of text on health-related subjects.
WRITING
45 minutes
Specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations. The task is to write a letter, usually a referral letter. Sometimes, especially for some professions, a different type of letter is required: e.g. a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer, or group.
SPEAKING
approx. 20 minutes
Specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations. In a private room you will take part in two role-plays. You take your professional role (as a healthcare professional) while the interlocutor plays a patient or client, or sometimes a relative or carer.

Why choose OET?

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Eurocentres reserves the right to refuse admission or to refer students to more appropriate classes, on academic grounds, if necessary. Eurocentres also reserves the right to cancel, combine or re-schedule courses or to make changes to course details advertised including cost, location, content and tutor. Courses must be viable in order to run and may be cancelled or shortened by the Eurocentres if minimum numbers are not met. Eurocentres will offer to transfer students to an appropriate alternative if a course is cancelled. Early enrolment is advisable to ensure that the course of your choice runs.  By enrolling on a course you are committing to full payment of fees prior to the start of the course.  Payment in full is required and will be pursued should you choose to withdraw from a course early with fees outstanding.  By enrolling on a course you are also agreeing to abide by the policies and procedures of Eurocentres including but not limited to safeguarding and the Prevent duty.'

Our preparation courses are delivered by expert tutors and examiners. You will: 

Preparation Course  

We offer a range of study options supported by state of the art online learning with 'my.Eurocentres'. Face to face classes include: full time intensive study, part time afternoon lessons, evening classes and individual coaching, leading up to your exam date.

Gain detailed understanding of the structure, content and expectations of the Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing papers of the Occupational English Test (OET).

Develop communicative strategies for success in OET medical case scenarios

Identify key language areas for you to improve

Build your command of professional English for topics such as patient advice, examination, diagnosis, surgical procedures, treatment programmes, medication, and dealing with difficult patients.

This part time preparation course will familiarise you with the essentials of the Occupational English Test (OET) to help you maximise your score and achieve Grade B in all four papers of the test. Live group classes are supported with focused online assignments, including practice of exam tasks in each skill area to get you ready for the test.  

OET Essentials for Medical Professionals (part time + online)

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This full time preparation course will give intensive training for the Occupational English Test (OET) to help you maximise your score and achieve Grade B in all four papers of the test. Live group classes are supported with focused online assignments, including practice of exam tasks in each skill area to get you ready for the test.  

OET Intensive Preparation Course for Medical Professionals 
(full time + online)  

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This part time evening preparation course will familiarise you with the essentials of the Occupational English Test (OET) to help you maximise your score and achieve Grade B in all four papers of the test. Live group classes are supported with focused online assignments, including practice of exam tasks in each skill area to get you ready for the test.  

OET Essentials for Medical Professionals (part time evenings + online)  

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Eurocentres provides personal 1 to 1 coaching (face to face or online) to prepare you for the Occupational English Test (OET). Expert individual guidance, test practice and language training will help you maximise your score and achieve Grade B in all four papers of the test. Your 1 to 1 lessons are supported with focused online assignments, including practice of exam tasks in each skill area.  

OET Personal Coaching for Medical Professionals (part time evenings + online)  

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OET costs £349 GBP

OET costs £349 GBP