OET - Occupational English Test


Occupational English Test  | OET at Leicester College | Who recognises OET? | How do I apply? | OET Test Results  |  Contact us  |  Terms and Conditions


Occupational English Test

OET is the Occupational English Test and is a well-respected international English language test for the healthcare sector. OET tests a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment across the 4 main language areas of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

OET reflects workplace tasks for 12 healthcare professions, listed below:

Dentistry Pharmacy
Dietetics Physiotherapy
Medicine Podiatry
Nursing Radiography
Occupational Therapy Speech Pathology
Optometry Veterinary Science

OET is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute.

Further information on OET can also be found at

Taking your OET test at Leicester College

We are the only OET Centre in the city of Leicester.

Our tests take place at the Abbey Park Campus on Saturday each month.

We offer free test day car parking for our candidates. The car park is accessible at the front of the building via Memory Lane.

A list of our 2024 OET test dates can be found here.

We will soon be running OET preparation classes. Further details available soon.

Who Recognises OET?

OET is widely accepted as proof of English proficiency for visas, study, professional registration and employment. It is recognised and trusted by healthcare boards and councils across the UK, including:

  • Academy of Royal Colleges
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • King’s College London
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • University of Highlands and Islands

How do I apply?

Apply online

The OET test is $587 AUD, including a booking fee. This equates to approximately £329 GBP. An online preparation package, practice tests, masterclasses and daily language tips are also included in the price.

Further details of the application process can be found here.

OET Test Results

Your Statement of Results will be available via your online myOET portal approximately 16 business days after your test date.

You will receive a score of 500-0 for each section of the test. This scale is in ten-point increments and mapped against a separate letter grade of A-E for each sub-test. There is no overall grade for OET.

Contact Us

Office opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm and Friday 9am-3pm

Telephone number: 0116 2242240 extension 4333

Email Address:

Venue Address: OET Centre Leicester College, Abbey Park Campus, Painter Street, Leicester LE1 3WA

Terms and Conditions

All OET terms and conditions are outlined in the links below. They include the processes for candidate withdrawals, candidate deferrals, test day ID requirements, special arrangements and re-marks.

Please ensure that you have thoroughly reviewed all of the terms and conditions before applying for an OET test.


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