Do you want to boost your chances of getting a job as a nurse in the UK? Take the Occupational English Test (OET)! Read on to find out how the exam can help you launch your nursing career abroad and why you should consider taking our OET classes.
OET is slowly establishing itself as the leading language exam for healthcare professionals worldwide.
Last October, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of the UK acknowledged the Occupational English Test (OET) as proof of English competence. Prior to the announcement, NMC only accepts IELTS results as proof of English proficiency. However, reports in the previous months suggest that the IELTS was too difficult for most test takers, which contributed to the drastic decline of overseas recruitment in the country.
Although the exam was only recently recognized, OET review courses have already been available in the UK in the past few years. NMC requires applicants to have at least a B grade in all four sections of the exam (i.e., listening, reading, writing, and speaking). UK is not the first country to recognize OET.
- In August 2017, the Health Professions Councils of Namibia accepted OET as proof of English proficiency.
- In April 2017, Dubai became the first UAE state to accept OET as proof of English proficiency for healthcare professionals.
- In 2015, Australia included OET in its National Board’s Registration Standards requirements.
- In 2014, New Zealand accepted OET as proof of English proficiency. In 2016, the country included OET in its visa requirements.
Aside from its increasing recognition worldwide, OET can give you another advantage to elevate your nursing career that no other language test can provide.
OET replicates real-world medical settings to measure the test taker’s practical communicative abilities in the workplace.
This means that if you get a high score in the OET exam, you are proficient enough to communicate not only in social setups but also in your work settings. This is a massive advantage if you are planning to establish your career abroad. After all, effective communication is vital in the healthcare industry. Most employers are more likely to accept applicants who have proven linguistic competence in workplace situations that those who don’t.
Aside from establishing your English proficiency, passing the OET exam shows that you know how to deal with the technical and emotional aspects of the healthcare industry well.
How JRooz OET classes can help you get your score goal
As the best provider of OET training courses in the Philippines, we provide top-notch programs that guarantee test success. We ensure that our review materials and mock tests are up-to-date with the latest OET trends and developments. Our top-caliber instructors conduct comprehensive lectures about the test’s format and coverage. They also offer one-on-one coaching sessions to ensure their student’s linguistic development.
So, what are you waiting for? Enroll in our OET review program today to take a step closer to your dream job!