OET (Occupational English Test) for Nursing B

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What is OET for Nursing? 

  • Advanced level qualification. B2+ / C1 Level per CEFR. What's this?


  • ​OET (Occupational English Test) for Nursing is an English Language qualification for Nurses who wish to work in the UK, accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an alternative to IELTS (Academic).

  • If you have already spent money booking the OET test, then we don’t want to turn you away, but please note that at Richmond English School we normally accept students who are at B2 CEFR / IELTS 6.5 at the start of the course.

Course Information

Duration: 25 hours (1 week full time); Part Time: 10 x 2.5 hour Units, which can be taken on a flexible basis, weekday afternoons, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Start date: please contact us for more details 

Exam dates: click here for OET 2021 exam

Minimum Age: 18 years

Max class size: 8

Hours per week: 2.5 - 25 

Prices: Click here for price information 

Is this course at my level ?

The UK Nursing and Midwifery Council requires a B grade in the Listening, Reading and Speaking sub-tests (IELTS 7-7.5) and C+ in the Writing (IELTS 6.5). Our aim is for students to pass all sub-tests at B, hence this is as the OET "B" course.

To study on the OET B course, you should have at least a good B2 Level of English at the beginning of your course. To take the Cambridge Level Test to get an indication of your current English language level, please click here.


We will assess your current English level in more detail before admission to the OET Nursing B course, and can do this via video link or in person at the school. We will make the assessment free of charge, and it normally takes around half an hour.  




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