OET Exam Preparation Course

OET Exam Course 

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OET is a healthcare-specific English language test. It assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals looking to register and practise in English–speaking environments. This is for non-native doctors, nurses or midwives trying to qualify to work in UK hospitals. Our academic teaching team can help you with your exam preparation, and we are a Preliminary Preparation Provider as listed on the official OET website! Click here

Study and practise the specific formats for each part of the exam (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) so you are confident and prepared when you take OET. This includes study of the medical language necessary for the exam and also for the profession you are aiming for (Medicine or Nursing). 

Morning classes focus on Speaking and Writing (three hours per day Monday-Friday; 09:15-12:45); afternoon classes focus on Reading and Listening (2.25 per day Monday-Thursday; 13:45-16:15, Thursday finish 17:45 latest mock test day). There is a full mock exam included for each participant, so please note that the Thursday afternoon is a late finish, up to approx. 17:45 depending on the number of participants.

By the end of the course, you will also have improved some of your techniques and language to help you in your future patient interactions!

Key course information

Course timetable: 1 week (Monday-Friday) - total 25 hours

Schedule: 09:15-12:45, 13:45-14:45 & 15:00-16:15 + later finishes on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday for practice papers. On Thursday there is a full mock exam (latest finish 17:45).

Early finish on Friday 12:45pm after mock exam feedback!

Maximum student numbers: 16 participants per course.

Minimum English level advised: CEFR B2, Upper Intermediate; Cambridge First (Grade B and above); Cambridge Advanced (level B2 and above); IELTS 6.5 overall. Please note, any external test results must be 2 years old, maximum.

Note that although the minimum age to join the course is 18, it is designed for those already in their chosen profession, not university students.

Price: £397 (not including course book, see below)

Course materials: "Official Guide to OET", Second Edition, by Kaplan test Prep. Purchase pre-course or from reception on first day

Additional recommended English for Specific Purposes vocabulary books for self-study for:

(Please note all links are to the publisher's website; you may be able to purchase these at a lower price from other companies and platforms)


Bespoke OET courses

We would be interested in collaborating with local healthcare authorities and recruitment agencies to offer tailor made OET preparation courses, to suit the availability of your employees.

These courses can be offered online, at IH Bristol in Clifton or can be held on your own premises.

To register your interest, please contact our Principal, Mr Pete Gibson at pete@ihbristol.com / 0117 9090911


"It was really a very useful and intensive course it makes you keep on track with what we are doing. Feedback for the mock was really useful. I used the tips while I was practising after the end of the course. I really recommend this one week intensive course so that your aware of the exam pattern and you got to practise after that. Overall thank you International House Bristol for the course to make it happen even in these pandemic circumstances. I once again say thank you to Pete and Joanna, you’re really amazing people."

- Chethana, Indian, OET preparation course member March 2021

"Thank you very much IH Bristol for this intensive week of OET course. After completion I feel more confident and prepared to do my exam. The teacher and staff were kind, helpful and professional throughout the course."

- OET preparation course member October 2020

"It was great pleasure to meet Steve and Pete, thanks for teaching me, I feel more confident now considering of it is first time to take the OET. I would highly recommend any other colleagues or friends to choose the IH Bristol!"

- Natasha Wang, OET online preparation course July 2020

"You have been amazing! I like the way you have provided the techniques of answering the questions in the best way possible to pass the exams. Also, you have conducted yourselves in a professional way, engage quite well with all of us in a respectful manor. A big thank you, to both of you."

- Annet, OET online preparation course July 2020

"The online OET course was really helpful. We learn everything which we can do in the in person class."

- Amneet, OET online preparation course July 2020

"Hi Pete and Steve,Thank you to the untiring effort and mentoring from your OET teaching, I could pass my coming exam. I was very un-confident about myself for the OET exam and through your 1 week virtual class room course helped me to understand about how to prepare efficiently for coming exam and it has given me more confident as well. Once again thank you very much for your support."

- Anuja, OET online preparation course July 2020

"Very good work ,now I understand what my week and strong points are, because of you I begin to increase my level of confidence and feel more relaxed and motivated  when I will do the test. A lot to learn in 1 week course , I recommend to others to do it."

- Mihai OET online preparation course July 2020

"I wanted to take the intensive OET preparation course because the exam is new to me and IH Bristol seemed the best place to do the course in the local area. One of the most useful aspects of the course was the opportunity to practise the different sections of the test and have feedback from the tutors on my performance. I especially liked the teachers because they were so friendly and helpful!"

- Inga, General Practice nurse, Lithuania, November 2018 at the end of her 1-week course at IH Bristol

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