Looking for OET courses to prepare for the OET exam?

Whether you are living in the UK or applying for a visa to come to the UK, our OET courses are designed for healthcare professionals like you.

The OET exam is designed for health care professionals. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate an appropriate level of English for working in the UK while also providing relevant language development.

OET is a healthcare-specific test designed to meet the needs of nurses, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, podiatrists, occupational therapists, veterinarians, speech pathologists, dieticians, physiotherapists and radiographers. It can be used for both professional registration and visa purposes.

The OET exam is structured in 4 modules:

– OET listening: Approximately 40 minutes and has 3 sections where you will listen to different recordings. 

– OET reading: 60 minutes for 42 questions. 

– OET writing : OET Writing is profession-specific. This means that in OET Writing (and Speaking), the candidate will be able to showcase his or her knowledge in his or her particular medical field. 

– OET speaking: The shortest among the four OET sub-tests, OET Speaking runs for approximately 20 minutes, and again, will be specific to your healthcare field

Comparison between OET and IELTS

SPEAKINGTests both your language and your ability to communicate in your work-place environment.Only focuses on talking about different general topics
WRITINGCentres on a work-related letterAsks you to write non-specific tasks relating to an academic essay and analysis of data
LISTENING AND READINGExamines your ability to find information from medical textsCentres on finding information from generic academic texts
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The OET courses explained

Our OET courses have teaching material which help prepare you for the exam which you intend to do. Strategies are taught for all four parts, context-specific work is done relating to the speaking and writing exams, while relevant medical vocabulary is also given for self-study.
before starting any course with us, we first give an English test with advice about your level and what you need to cover to help pass the exam. You will then follow a personalized course plan. We will then either:

place you in a small group in accordance with your level and with students from the same medical area


start one to one lessons with you.

Lessons are on Zoom, so it does not matter where you live. We will also further support you with regular email contact and access to Moodle, an online platform which contains homework and extra study materials.

Progress English provides structured and targeted learning to prepare for the exam

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