Specialist Language Courses
OET Preparation Courses for Nurses

OET Preparation Classes – Intensive and Standard

OET preparation courses with SLC, the only OET-accredited Premium Preparation Provider in Europe.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore among others to assess the Medical English skills of a wide range of international healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and AHPs. The OET is designed specifically to assess the English language skills of international healthcare professionals wanting to work in an English-speaking environment and reflects over 30 years of research and practice.

SLC’s online group OET preparation courses allow SLC’s expert OET teachers to help you achieve Grade B in the Occupational English Test (OET), wherever you are. Schedules are mapped against exam dates, so you can book your test fresh off the course.

Our OET preparation courses offer

  • Monthly start dates
  • Standard and intensive courses
  • Morning and afternoon lessons
  • OET-trained teachers
  • Maximum 10 learners per course
  • Award-winning online classrooms
  • Specially-written online course materials
  • Technical and academic support
  • Outstanding preparation from Europe’s only accredited OET Premium Preparation Provider!

How to book OET preparation courses:

  • Choose the month you want to start
  • Choose the course type – standard or intensive
    Standard courses take 8 weeks with 2 classes per week on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thurdays.
    Intensive courses take just 4 weeks with 4 classes per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Choose your class times
    For Standard courses you can choose Mondays and Wednesdays, 2pm–4pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am–12pm.
    For Intensive courses you can choose 10am–12pm or 2pm–4pm.
  • Read the terms and conditions and book your course!

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OET Preparation Courses FAQs

Who is this course for?

OET preparation courses are for nurses who need to wish to achieve Grade B in the 4 papers of the OET (Occupational English Test). The maximum class size is 10 and the average class size is 6-8

What level is this course at?

OET preparation courses are set at a B2 level of both Medical and General English. At this level you can communicate well with patients and colleagues in a wide variety of scenarios. You have a wide range of vocabulary, both medical and in general, and can use complex grammar when writing and speaking. This level is also equivalent to 6.5 in IELTS. You can test your level of General English here

What if I am not at this level?

If you are not sure that your English is good enough to join this OET class, you should take the English for Nurses course and/or a General English course at B2 level. The English for Nurses course will give you the Medical and Clinical English you need to focus on the OET, while the General English will give you the general grammar, vocabulary and language skills you need. You can then join one the OET courses.

How do the online classes work?

Using a computer and headset, you will meet your teacher and classmates in an online classroom. We work with Zoom, an award-winning platform used by universities and colleges around the world. In the classroom, your teacher will use video, audio, collaborative documents, breakout groups and a variety of activities to ensure classes are fun, motivating and useful.

Why online?

Taking OET preparation courses online means you can take lessons wherever you are and you can be sure that you’re working with an expert OET teacher. It’s convenient, easy to use and cost-effective.

What materials will I use?

You will use a combination of specially written OET materials, published OET course books and test practice materials provided by OET.

Will there be much homework?

Yes! You need to study hard to achieve Grade B in OET. Your teacher will set homework which will support the lessons. It’s very important you do this.

Can I do anything else to help myself prepare for the test?

Yes! It’s important to read and listen to as much medical language as possible before you take the OET test. So, read medical journals, listen to lectures and watch presentations and documentaries. Your teacher will advise you on what you can do to best use your free time.