English Language tuition, The Bournemouth and Poole College

Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Course for Nurses

The College is an approved OET Preparation Provider

Are you an internationally qualified nurse wanting to work in the NHS?

The Bournemouth and Poole College is proud to be one of the few educational providers in the UK for the Occupational English Test (OET).

The 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).

Venue: Online or On Campus

Options: 1-2-1 sessions, specific sub-skill sessions (tuition fee on request)

Start date: Various start dates throughout the year

Course Fees: £300

Entry requirements

Initial College language test / IELTS minimum 6.0

Course details

Online or On Campus – one full day each week, across four weeks (22 hours in total) plus independent study.

Our OET preparation classes cover practice tests and exam strategies in all four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), within a supportive learning environment together with individual support.

Download the programme leaflet (pdf)

This course is aimed at students who are currently IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 or have previously taken the OET and achieved at least C grades. 

For any student without previous IELTS or OET grades, The College will provide an initial writing assessment prior to the course start date.

Study 1-2-1

One-to-one bookings available on request

Choice, convenience and confidence

OET will soon be available in three different delivery modes to give you choice, convenience and confidence:

  • OET on paper at a test venue – the test of choice for healthcare professionals for the past 30 years
  • 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.