OET Medical English


Our Medical Programmes provide a pathway for individuals who were trained as a professional nurse overseas (3 years nursing degree), to gain a UK nursing qualification. The programme provides English preparation for OET Level B required for registration with NMC. This also gives them the opportunity to apply for employment within the United Kingdom. The programme combines General English, Medical English and OET Test preparation.


Medical Programmes

OET Medical English Programme
Course Duration3/6/9+ months, depending on level of English
Entrance RequirementsB1
NotesStudent Visitor Visa/Tier 4 Student Visa

Course Outline

1. Cultural Orientation and Adaptation
2. General English Preparation
3. OET Preparation
4. OSCE Part 1 Preparation (CBT)

The first semester will help you to improve your general English and communication skills. The course provides 15 hours per week of general English and OET preparation. During these morning sessions your teacher will work on all areas of the OET test: Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing. Practice includes examination tasks and mock exams.

An individual log is kept of your scores to highlight stronger skills and pinpoint weaker areas for further development. The aim of this is to show progression and to form the basis for assigning supplementary work to improve on these areas. In addition, the course will also cover study techniques, research methods, IT skills, self-development and cultural awareness in order to help you prepare effectively for third level education or employment in an English-speaking environment.

An afternoon programme is provided which comprises of talks and tours which compliment morning lessons, allowing you to meet and interview local residents and gain real-life practice and experience with your language.
Guidance will also be given for the Pearson CBT Test to enable students to pass OSCE 1.

  1. Higher OET
  2. Interview Techniques and visits to potential employers
  3. Visits to OSCE2 Examination centre
  4. Guidance on OSCE 2 preparation
  5. Medical English

The second semester aims to further develop your language skills. If you do not achieve OET Grade B within the first 6 months, you can still continue to prepare for the OET Exam. Those who have successfully achieved Grade B will follow a further course of study in Medical English and prepare to successfully pass the test of competency (OSCE Part 2) which facilitates full NMC registration.

The OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) is designed to assess your ability to competently apply your professional nursing or midwifery skills and knowledge in the UK. It is set at the level expected of nurses and midwives as they enter the profession (at the point of registration). This means you must show that you are capable of applying knowledge to the care of patients at the level expected of a newly registered nurse or midwife.

The units offered during this semester are understanding the cultural and working environment, note taking and treatments. At each unit of the course the student will be introduced to:
• Functions and vocabulary related to unit theme.
• Medical documents
• Current medical articles
• Case histories

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 will be taken from the most up to date journals.

Overseas nurses with OET Grade B or IELTS 7.0 can progress to the Route to Employment programme

Employment Opportunities

During this programme Foyle International include the following:

• Support and help with registration with NMC
• Set up job opportunities and interviews with NHS and Private Care homes
• Support and help with registration and applying for a Tier 2 visa for work

To request an application pack, or to discuss the programme in more detail please contact our Sales & Marketing team at info@foyle.eu

Regional Representatives

Iran/Middle East

Please contact our regional representative in Tehran, Viona Sadeghi at viona.sadeghi@foyle.eu or telephone 09122188100 for more information


Please contact our regional representative in India, KCR Consultants at kc@kcrconsultants.com or telephone +91 44 2836 1355 / 2836 1356 for more information

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