OET

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.

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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.

OET Preparation courses

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an internationally recognised English language exam accepted by the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC) as proof of English level.   If you are a doctor or a nurse, you may need an English exam to be able to register with these councils.   The English language requirements of the NMC are available here and GMC are here.

You can take the OET test at Live Language but must register at the OET website https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/apply-oet

Introduction to OET Workshops

The Introduction to OET workshops are for those with little or no experience of the new OET.   Each workshop outlines the format of the exam and goes through the question types for each section.  You will practise each and learn the basic techniques for each section.   We recommend a minimum English level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent.   The workshops run from 9.00 – 2.30pm with a total of 1-hour’s break.

Workshop dates

 DatesRegistration deadline
Introduction to OET ListeningTuesday 18th September
Tuesday 16th October
Tuesday 13th November
Friday 14th September
Friday 12th October
Friday 9th November
Introduction to OET ReadingWednesday 19th September
Wednesday 17th October
Wednesday 14th November
Friday 14th September
Friday 12th October
Friday 9th November
Introduction to OET WritingThursday 20th September
Thursday 18th October
Thursday 15th November
Friday 14th September
Friday 12th October
Friday 9th November
Introduction to OET SpeakingFriday 21st September
Friday 19th October
Friday 16th November
Friday 14th September
Friday 12th October
Friday 9th November

Minimum student number is 5.  All materials are included.  Cost is £65 per workshop or £250 if you buy all 4 introductory / Advanced workshops (no mix and match options) together.

Advanced Preparation for OET workshops

The Advanced workshops are suitable if you have sat the exam and haven’t quite achieved the grade you need.  These workshops assume that you have prior knowledge of the exam and focus on improving your grade.    We recommend that you are at least a C+ or IELTS 6.0 minimum for these workshops.  The workshops run from 9.00 – 2.30pm with a total of 1-hour’s break.

Workshop dates

 DatesRegistration deadline
Advanced OET ListeningTuesday 25th September
Tuesday 23rd October
Tuesday 20th November
Friday 21st September
Friday 19th October
Friday 16th November
5th November – 12th December (Monday / Wednesday)
Advanced OET ReadingWednesday 26th September
Wednesday 24th October
Wednesday 21st November
Friday 21st September
Friday 19th October
Friday 16th November
Advanced OET WritingThursday 27th September
Thursday 25th October
Thursday 22nd November
Friday 21st September
Friday 19th October
Friday 16th November
Advanced OET SpeakingFriday 28th September
Friday 26th October
Friday 23rd November
Friday 21st September
Friday 19th October
Friday 16th November

Minimum student number is 5.  All materials are included.

Cost is £65 per workshop or £250 if you buy all 4 Introductory / Advanced workshops (no mix and match options) together.

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