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English Tests for Professionals

 

This guide is for healthcare staff preparing to take one of the available English language exams. It will be particularly relevant for the following groups:

  • Nurses who need the pin number (OET, IELTS)
  • Staff applying for university training (IELTS)
  • Professionals who want an official English qualification (ESL, IELTS and OET)

You will find lots of useful links and books to help you prepare for your exams, and some personal opinions from healthcare staff who have already been through the process.

►To access the information navigate to the relevant section using the tabs above.

- This guide has been created by Maria Ferrera, Staff Nurse (Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust)

Comparison of the tests

 

TEST

 

FEES

 

SKILLS

 

SCORE

 

OET

 

£ 335

Listening

B

Reading

B

Writing

B

Speaking

B

 

IELTS

 

£ 160 (Academic)

Listening

7 (Minimum)

Reading

7 (Minimum)

Writing

7 (Minimum)

Speaking

7 (Minimum)

ESL

It depends on the course

 

Reading, writing or composition, listening and speaking.

 

Not specific

- Maria Ferrera, Staff Nurse (Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust)