OET Medical English

OET Medical English

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an approved International English test for Healthcare professionals, enabling them to live and work overseas. The language is work-related, Medical English, required for your career in an English-speaking environment.

The exam itself simulates real workplace asks and tests relevant language skills for each profession. By taking one of our OET preparation courses, you will improve your level of English – focusing on the language and vocabulary you need for real work scenarios, as well as exam techniques and skills needed to pass the OET exam.

Our experienced tutors are qualified in the delivery of OET preparation courses, with bespoke materials, written specifically for your profession to pass the OET test and achieve the desired OET Grade B.


The OET exam is suitable for 12 healthcare professionals:

  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech Therapy
  • Veterinary Science


Foyle International is a registered OET test centre, meaning you can both prepare for and take the OET exam with us.


OET is recognized by regulators, hospitals and universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore as proof of ability to communicate effectively.

The OET (Grade B) is accepted by UKVI (UK Border Agency) for visa purposes, and also for NMC registration (Nursing and Midwifery Council) and GMC (General Medical Council).


  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Duration: 3, 6, 9+ months, depending on level of English

This course aims to improve your English and communication skills through Medical English and Occupational English Test (OET) preparation. The course aims to get your ready to achieve OET Grade B. 

The course uses authentic cases which have been drawn from a range of specialisms as diverse as obstetrics, ophthalmology and neurology. all texts used on the course are taken from the most up-to-date journals. 

British Council recommends 120 hours of teaching to improve by 0.5 of an IELTS score.

Language level on entry

Recommended study period

OET Grade C+/IELTS 6.5

3 months

OET Grade C/IELTS 6.0

6 months

OET Grade D+/IELTS 5.5

9 months

OET Grade D/IELTS 5.0 or lower

12 months (or more)


Assessment of all 4 skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking – with emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.

The sub-tests replicate real-life workplace scenarios, and the speaking sub-test is tailored to your specific profession. 

You can book your OET exam directly through the OET website here 

If you already have an English level of IELTS 7.0, check out our OET 1 week Intensive Preparation Course which provides you will the exam skills and techniques for the OET exam. 

Complete a form or get in touch with our team at info@foyle.eu

OET course form

OET course form

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