OET Preparation

Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Course

Build the skills you need to pass the OET exam. Take the next steps towards your future with our OET preparation courses at one of our UK training centres.

The Occupational English Test is used to assess the medical English skills of healthcare professionals around the world. The results are recognised by leading medical organisations in the UK and Ireland.

We know that many learners struggle with the OET exam. Our OET preparation course can help build your confidence so that you have a better understanding of what you need to pass in the OET test. You'll also get personalised feedback and support to work on the specific areas you need to improve before your test day.

OET Preparation Course Facts

Start dates

Any Monday

Available in

London, Manchester & York

Course levels

Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)


20 lessons per week = 15 hours

Class size

Maximum 14

Minimum age

16 years

Lesson duration

45 minutes

Price per week (from)

£255 (click here for price details)

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OET Preparation course outcomes

Our OET Exam Preparation course is carefully structured, including classes that focus on exam technique. During each lesson, you'll get equipped with the skills you need to pass the exam as well as practising for test day. With BSC you can expect to:

  • Feel fully prepared to sit the OET Test
  • Be familiar with the exam structure, assessment criteria, test expectations, and relevant skills required to pass the exam
  • Build your network through interaction with other healthcare professionals from around the world

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Specialist teaching

BSC is an authorised OET preparation provider. Our teachers have been trained directly by OET to deliver the course. 

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Tailored courses

Unlike other courses, our courses can be tailored to your own requirements and are designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your examination.

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Authorised test venue

BSC Manchester is an authorised test venue. You can book your exam separately on the OET website.

Advance your career

Listen to Nadia Falou, Group Examinations Manager, talking about the benefits of taking a preparation course with BSC.

Student Outcomes

"BSC Manchester was not just another English course. I wasn’t just preparing for OET exam, I was also getting huge motivational support from my teacher."

Ganira from Azerbaijan passed her OET Exam the first time after studying with BSC Manchester. Read Ganira's Student Story.

OET Preparation FAQs

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What is the Occupational English Test?

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English language test for healthcare professionals – it is not a test of your medical knowledge. The examination assesses your ability to communicate effectively in English in a healthcare context. This differs from other forms of English language examination like the IELTS. Find out more about the difference between OET and IELTS.

The exam preparation course with BSC helps you build the skills you need to become more confident when working in healthcare in the UK and Ireland.

What is in the OET exam?

  • There are four parts of the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
  • Each part of the test assesses your understanding of English in a workplace-related healthcare context.
  • The speaking and writing sub-tests are specific to your profession.
  • Build the skills you need to help you become more confident when working in healthcare in the UK and Ireland.

Who is the test for?

The exam is designed for 12 different healthcare professions. The Listening and Reading subtests can be on any profession.

It’s an English language test, not a test of your medical knowledge. The Speaking and Writing subtests are specific to your profession.

Who accepts the OET exam?

The OET is recognised by healthcare councils, governments and universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Namibia, and Ukraine.

In the UK, you can use your result when applying to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the General Medical Council (GMC). Recognition for OET continues to grow around the world and, most recently, it was announced that OET will now be accepted when applying to medical school at Imperial College London. Read more about who recognises OET.

What level of English do I need to do an OET course in the UK?

The minimum requirement for the course is B2 (note: if you are borderline, we recommend joining an online general English class to build your language skills before joining the OET preparation course). Find out more about the different levels of English.

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