This fully online 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.
PLEASE NOTE: This course has a new start date of the 24th February 2020 - any queries please email the Course Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens on the course?
Scaffolded practice for all sections of exam
Immersive environment in subject matter (medicine / nursing)and English language
Use of authentic workplace materials
Materials in manageable chunks for healthcare workers in full time employment
Communication with divergent student background
Tutor support via Canvas.
There is no other HE institution in the UK that currently offers an online OET preparation course since the NMC and GMC now accept OET as an alternative to IELTS as proof of English.
This is designed to be fully online, requiring no travel / presence at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK.
The course can be accessed on phones as well as PCs / laptops for the teaching input.
Students will have access to many University facilities eg; databases / journals.
OET is a vocational test which tests communication skills for healthcare so the curriculum of this online course focuses on these and other such transferable skills as on-line co-operation, accuracy of expression and language and appropriate use of register.
What skills will you gain?
1. Students will become familiar with all sections of the Occupational English Test.
2. Students will have the opportunity to practice and get feedback on all sections of the OET.
3. Students will improve their English communication skills for healthcare in order to prepare them to take the OET.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
OET Preparation (on-line)
IELTS 6 or equivalent is advised as a minimum as this is an exam preparation course. Ideally, candidates will have a 6.5.
Course fees and finance
The fees for 2019/0 are £450.00 for the course.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.