The OET (Occupational English Test)

Live Language are pleased to announce that we are now a test venue for the OET (Occupational English Test), an English language test designed specifically for the healthcare sector.  OET is now accepted by the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK as an alternative to the IELTS.  OET differs from the IELTS because it uses real healthcare scenarios and assesses your ability to use English as a healthcare professional.

The test is accepted worldwide by a wide range of organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Namibia and Singapore.

Useful links:

Registering and preparing for the exam

You need to register for the test through the OET website.  To book your test at Live Language use the registration link below, and choose us from the UK section of the website.  You can also see the test dates available.

Live Language are planning to offer preparation courses in the future and information will be available as soon as we have confirmed the dates and times.   In the meantime, the following links provide registration and preparation advice.

OET Preparation Course

The course is 30 hours in total and is available in intensive or part-time options. Course dates are available on our website. The course covers all parts of the exam and you will take a mock test to assess your progress. The tests will be specific to your speciality. You will learn about each section of the exam in detail and practise techniques and strategies to improve your performance. For the full course outline, please click here. You must register one week before the course starts.

Intensive course (I week)

Times9.00am – 12.15pm, 1.00pm – 4.15pm
DaysMonday to Friday for one week
Cost£300 plus £20 registration fee (includes materials)
NumbersMinimum 5 students, maximum 14 students
Dates16th – 20th April
14th – 18th May
18th – 22nd June
30th July – 3rd August
3rd – 7th September
1st – 5th October
29th October – 2nd November
10th – 14th December

Part-time option (6 weeks)

Times2.45pm – 5.15pm
DaysEither Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday
Cost£300 plus £20 registration fee (includes materials)
NumbersMinimum 5 students, maximum 14 students
Dates29th May – 5th July (Tuesday / Thursday)
25th September – 1st November (Tuesday / Thursday)
5th November – 12th December (Monday / Wednesday)