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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).

The International Academy will be setting a new start date soon for the 6 week fully online OET Preparation Course for nurses at a cost of £450.00p

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 or register your interest please visit our online course information page,

To make payment, once you have been accepted on to the course, please visit:

Alternatively email the Course Tutor and Manager, Gill Outterside or the International Academy

The Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking overview preparation workshops are suitable for all healthcare professions. Although the workshops are predominantly aimed at nurses, we may be able to accommodate other healthcare professions (eg doctors and pharmacists). Please contact us to discuss your requirements further

Please note that workshops will run subject to a minimum number of participants.




(All times GMT)




18th November 2020





25th November 2020





2nd December 2020





9th December 2020



Please note that the overview 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.

We are sorry that the OET Writing Feedback service has had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak but if you would like to register your interest, please email and leave your contact details and we will get back to you when new dates are set. Thank you.

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, Gill Outterside, 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