OET: Occupational English Test

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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



CourseStart DayTimeHours per WeekDaysFeesDurationEnrol
Occupational English Test
24th February, 20th April, 01st June, 13th July, 14th September, 26th October09:00 to 14:5025Monday to Friday£8254 weeks
Occupational English Test
24th February, 18th May, 31th August18:30 to 20:306Monday, Tuesday and Thursday£49012 weeks


Registration fee: £40

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