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OET Preparation Course

Non Credit Bearing Part-time Distance Learning 6 weeks

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) for Nursing.

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) for Nursing.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 15 February 2021
  • Award Non Credit Bearing
  • Study Mode Part-time Distance Learning
  • Course Length Part-time Distance Learning (6 weeks)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School International Academy

Why choose this course?

From October 1st 2019, doctors , nurses and midwives who have taken OET will no longer need to take an additional English language test (IELTS) when applying for their visa – OET will be sufficient.

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) for Nursing. 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.

if you have any queries and would like to contact the Course Leader, please email: julie.humble@wlv.ac.uk 

 

What happens on the course?

Learning Activities:

Scaffolded practice for all sections of exam

Practice exams

Video lectures

Tutorials

Immersive environment in subject matter (nursing) and English language

Canvas Quizzes

Summary quizzes

Use of authentic workplace materials

Vocational materials

Discussion Boards

Wiki completions

On-line pairwork

On-line groupwork

Materials in manageable chunks for healthcare workers in full time employment

Communication with divergent student background

Asynchronous activities

Synchronous activities

Tutor support via Canvas.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course is designed to be fully online, requiring no travel or 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.

 

In order to study online successfully we advise that students have access to the following:

  • 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

 

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.

IELTS 6 or equivalent is advised as a minimum as this is an exam preparation course. Ideally, candidates will have a 6.5.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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