English Language tuition, The Bournemouth and Poole College

Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Course

6 week course, Online or On campus

The Bournemouth & Poole College is a OET Premium Preparation Provider

Bournemouth and Poole College is an OET Premium Preparation Provider

Build up the confidence and master the skills needed to pass OET more easily, with the support of dedicated teachers

OET is recognised by over 20 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in the UK as proof of English proficiency for international nurses and doctors. These include the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC).


Do you employ HCAs or Support Workers who need to pass the OET to work in Nursing or Medicine in the

As an OET Premium Preparation Provider, we can offer bespoke high quality preparation courses, designed around specific needs, course dates and language focus, to help your staff gain the OET grades they need to progress within your organisation.

Talk to the International Operations team:

Venue: Online or On Campus

Start date: Various start dates throughout the year

Duration: 6 weeks

Study hours: 1 day (9am – 4pm) per week + additional independent study required

Course Fee: £450 for the whole OET preparation course

Also available: 1-2-1 study, specific sub-skill sessions (tuition fee on request)

Entry requirements

Initial College language test, IELTS minimum score 6.0 or recent OET test minimum C+

Course details

Online or On Campus – one full 6-hour day each week, across six weeks (36 hours in total) plus independent study.

Our OET preparation course is an intensive and comprehensive training programme that covers practice tests and strategies in all four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), within a supportive learning environment together with individual feedback and guidance.

OET Preparation Course leaflet - Bournemouth and Poole College

Download the programme leaflet (pdf)

Learn by using authentic workplace scenarios, such as consulting with a patient or writing a referral letter, to replicate the English language skills required in healthcare settings, to deliver high quality care and patient confidence.

Benefits of the course

Z  Study with an OET Premium Provider with access to a wide range of official preparation materials and the experience to help you feel prepared and ready to sit the test

Z  Get test-taking strategies, tips, feedback and support from experienced and qualified professionals

Z  Improve your skills and build your confidence with plenty of practice papers and sample test materials

Z  Get a flexible, tailored course designed according to your needs, language level and progression plans

Z  Choose between studying online or on campus.

Booking your OET test

The OET on paper test is regularly available at test venues world-wide.

You can book and pay for the OET on paper test online at www.occupationalenglishtest.org/book-oet (your test fees are not included in our course fees) 

OET test choices

OET will soon be available in two new delivery modes:

  • OET on computer at a test venue – the same test you know and love but on computer
  • OET@Home – the same test you know and love but on computer in your own home

Whichever delivery mode you choose, the test tasks, format and level of difficulty will remain the same.