OET: Occupational English Test


The Occupational English Test (OET) is a test of English for healthcare professionals. It is accepted by the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council as evidence of the English requirement.

Healthcare professionals require a grade B in the OET to work in the UK. Grade B is an advanced level of English, equivalent to IELTS band 7 and C1 in the Common European Framework (CEF).

OET is focused completely on work-related language and scenarios, allowing candidates to access their existing professional knowledge.

UKCE has been recognised as an official preparation provider by OET.

Entry requirement: B2+

Class time: 9:00 – 14:35 (5 hours per day, Monday to Friday) or 18:30-20:30 (2 hour per day, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

– Needs analysis test

– Medical language (including informal language for communicating with patients)

– Effective communication with patients and their families

– All aspects of the exam are covered

– Speaking and writing sessions are specific to your profession

– Full practice test

– Additional materials, exclusive to official preparation providers

– Extended exam practice



Course Start Day Time Hours per Week Days Fees Duration Enrol
Occupational English Test
13th January, 24th February, 20th April, 01st June, 13th July, 14th September, 26th October 09:00 to 14:50 25 Monday to Friday £825 4 weeks
Occupational English Test
24th February, 18th May, 31th August 18:30 to 20:30 6 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday £490 12 weeks


Registration fee: £40

*Please note there will be no classes on days where the course includes a bank holiday.