OET – Occupational English Test
What is the Occupational English Test?
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.
Who Recognises OET?
OET is trusted by regulators, hospitals & universities in the UK, the US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore as proof of ability to communicate effectively.
OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.
-Reach OET B for Nurses
-Reach OET B for Doctors
What level of English do I need to start the OET course?
You will need to be at CEFR B2 or C1 (IELTS 6) to take this course.
How It Works
Step 1- Assessment
At IH Manchester the first step is our OET placement test. We’ll test all four skills, so that the student’s programme can be planned effectively. The test takes place on our online platform for listening, reading and writing and through Zoom for speaking. It takes 2hrs 20 mins in total: Listening 20 mins, Reading 60 mins, Writing 40 mins, Speaking 20 mins. Results are then checked and review by one of our OET professionals.
NB for students who have already taken an OET exam or an IELTS exam, previous test results may be sufficient but students might be asked to complete testing for an individual section e.g. writing.
Step 2- Agree programme of study and exam date (SLC and maybe Net language)
Following review of the placement test, a member of the academic team will meet with the student and agree on a personalised study plan (PSP) that sets out the language and test skills the student will need to pass the OET and the timescale needed. We’ll also advise on a suitable test date.