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Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Courses

The International Academy is now an official Preparation Provider for the OET (Occupational English Test) Nursing.

The OET is an international English language test designed to assess the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.  It is now formally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the General Medical Council (GMC).

Please note applications are now closed for the February 2021 6 week fully online OET Preparation Course for nurses.

If you would like to register your interest for any forthcoming dates, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

This fully online preparation course familiarises students with the exam skills, language skills, strategies, English vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to take the Occupational English Test (OET). Students will be trained in all sections of the exam and have the opportunity to carry out exam practice in cooperation with other students. Experienced OET tutors will monitor the course, taking part in online discussions and seminars, ensuring all students engage. During the course, you will be part of a community of learning where you will be in contact with tutors and others students from around the world.

In order to benefit fully, you do need a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6, you may be interested to test your English via the OET website

To apply please email the Course Leader, or the International Academy

The Occupational English Test (OET) online introductory preparation workshops are suitable for all healthcare professions, although the workshops are predominantly aimed at nurses. Please contact us to discuss your requirements further

Please note that new dates will be set for 2021 and will run subject to a minimum number of participants.




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Please note that preparation Workshops are all online and in order to study successfully students will need the following technical requirements:

•A laptop/PC:
◦running Windows 8/10 or MacOS 10.12 or higher;
◦with at least 2GB of memory;
◦latest version of Google Chrome;
◦access to install software on the laptop;
◦1024x768 or 1280x720 minimum resolution;
◦200 MB of free disk space;
◦a broadband internet connection with a minimum of 2Mbps upload and download speeds;
◦webcam, headphones and a microphone.

The International Academy can provide bespoke courses and workshops in OET for Nursing at our University Campuses or in hospitals or other workplaces (by arrangement). 

Please contact the OET co-ordinator, Julie Humble,  if you have specific requirements you wish to discuss.

To find out more about studying on the OET course at the International Academy please contact:

  • Tel: +44 (0) 1902 322 525