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OET Preparation

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 : 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. 

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We will be running a series of overview workshops aimed at nurses wishing to find out more about the OET exam and gain some exam practice and advice. The workshops will take place at the home of the International Academy, Priorslee Hall on the Telford Innovation Campus at which you will find free parking.

The reading and listening 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

Further details will follow when the new dates have been set for 2020.

In the meantime please register your interest for future workshops by emailing

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





















These workshops will comprise:

  • An overview of the test format and how it is scored
  • Exam samples
  • Exam practice and feedback
  • Language awareness
  • Tips and Advice

Each workshop will give an overview of the exam and is aimed at participants who would like to know about the exam and whether it is suitable for them. It is NOT a full test preparation course - if you require a longer course with full preparation, please have a look at our OET Online course.

OET Laptop

For many OET candidates who are already familiar with the test, writing in particular can be problematic so we are also offering an OET writing feedback service where we give you full feedback, corrections and advice for improving your writing.

Feedback will be given by an approved OET trainer and English language teaching expert.

Please see below for a sample of the depth of feedback given:

OET Feedback example


In order to get feedback on your writing, we ask that you provide the case notes that you have used.

We always adhere to copyright regulations and respect the intellectual property rights of writers and publishers.

For the following books, can you let us know the page numbers as we own original copies of these books:

  • The Official Guide to OET  (2018 ) New York : Kaplan 
  • OET Nursing Practice Tests Book 1  (2018) Australia: Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment.
  • OET Medicine Official OET Practice Book 1 (2018) Australia : Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment
  • Allum, V. (2018) OET Writing for Nurses Book 1.
  • Allum, V. (2018) OET Writing for Nurses Book 2
  • Khaira, G. (2017) OET Speaking and Writing Made Easy for Nurses

You can also use sample case notes which are publicly available on the OET website

Before taking up our feedback service, you must confirm that you own the original book or have permission from the author to submit the case notes and that you have not obtained the case notes by illegal sharing. We refuse the right to give feedback on letters where we have reason to believe the case notes have not been legitimately obtained.

Once you have completed the Enquiry Form and made your payment of £20.00, we will be in touch with you to obtain your writing sample for feedback.

Please complete the writing OET Enquiry Form

To make payment for the OET Writing service please click on this secure Estore Writing Service Link


The International Academy is now running a 6 week fully online OET course for nurses. Our first course will start on the 24th February 2020 at a cost of £450.

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. 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. Please feel free to contact the International Academy to discuss this further:


Tel: 01902 32 2525


In the meantime, you may be interested to test your English via the OET website

Applications will be accepted shortly but you can register your interest and reserve a place by contracting the Course Tutor and Manager, Gill Outterside

OET Phone

The International Academy can provide bespoke courses and workshops in OET for Nursing and Medicine 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