Specialist Language Courses

Open OET Nursing Preparation Classes

These open group courses are for nurses needing to better understand the OET format, question types and key test strategies so they can get the grades they need in the OET Nursing test.

In SLC’s online group OET Nursing courses, expert OET teachers help nurses achieve Grade B in the four papers of the Occupational English Test (OET).

Classes start every month so you can book your nurses on at a time which is convenient for you. Schedules are mapped against exam dates, so tests can be booked after the course completion date.

Live online classes

Classes are live and online, so participants can join the lessons from wherever they are in the world. No need to travel to a school!

Course materials are digital and downloadable. Lessons are fun, rewarding and full of learning.

What’s included in the course?

32 hours’ classroom time with an expert teacher, OET practice tests, and all study materials, including Reach OET B Nursing. Students focus on the 4 OET papers and learn the essential test techniques and strategies you need to get a Grade B in each paper.

SLC’s open OET group courses offer

  • Monthly start dates
  • Expert OET-trained teachers
  • Small classes – maximum 10 learners per course
  • Award-winning online classrooms
  • Specially-written online course materials
  • Outstanding preparation from Europe’s first accredited OET Premium Preparation Provider

Our courses run for 4 weeks, 4 classes per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10am to 12pm UK time.

The course price of £249 includes access to Reach OET B Nursing (price £79). Discounts are available for multiple bookings.

Interested in booking your nurses onto group OET Nursing lessons?

Contact us to discuss how it can work for you and your nurses. Complete the form or contact us by phone on +44 (0)1273 900213 or email enquiries@specialistlanguagecourses.com.

OET Preparation Courses FAQs

Who is this course for?

OET preparation courses are for nurses who want to achieve Grade B in the 4 papers of the OET (Occupational English Test). The maximum class size is 10 and the average class size is 6-8

What level is this course at?

OET preparation courses are set at a B2 level of both Medical and General English. At this level you can communicate well with patients and colleagues in a wide variety of scenarios. You have a wide range of vocabulary, both medical and in general, and can use complex grammar when writing and speaking. This level is also equivalent to 6.5 in IELTS.

What if I am not at this level?

If you are not sure that your English is good enough to join this OET class, you should take the English for Nurses course and/or a General English course at B2 level. The English for Nurses course will give you the Medical and Clinical English you need to focus on the OET, while the General English will give you the general grammar, vocabulary and language skills you need. You can then join one the OET courses.

How do the online classes work?

Using a computer and headset, you will meet your teacher and classmates in an online classroom. We work with Zoom, an award-winning platform used by universities and colleges around the world. In the classroom, your teacher will use video, audio, collaborative documents, breakout groups and a variety of activities to ensure classes are fun, motivating and useful.

Why online?

Taking OET preparation courses online means you can take lessons wherever you are and you can be sure that you’re working with an expert OET teacher. It’s convenient, easy to use and cost-effective.

What materials will I use?

You will use a combination of specially written OET materials, published OET course books and test practice materials provided by OET.

Will there be any homework?

Yes! You need to study hard to achieve Grade B in OET. Your teacher will set homework which will support the lessons. It’s very important you do this.

Can I do anything else to help myself prepare for the test?

Yes! It’s important to read and listen to as much medical language as possible before you take the OET test. So, read medical journals, listen to lectures and watch presentations and documentaries. Your teacher will advise you on what you can do to best use your free time.