OET Nursing, 1 Week Intensive, Face-to-face in our Classroom at 20 Mortlake. 


25 hours per week     1 week     All day intensive       Autumn 2020

Come and study for the OET Nursing test with us back in the classroom at 20 Mortlake. This one week, 25 hour intensive course runs intensively Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons.

This 1 week, 25 hour intensive course will help you face the OET Nursing Test with confidence.

 Key course facts:

 Minimum Age 


 Course Dates 

16th - 20th November 2020

30th November - 4th December 2020

14th December - 18th December

 Course Level 

Course is Equivalent to CEFR B2+/C1 Level. What’s this?

 Course Length 

1 week

 Hours Per Week 


 Class Times 

MORNING         10:00 - 12:45PM

AFTERNOON   2:00 - 4:45 PM

Classes are 2.5 hours with a 15 minute break

 Max Class Size 


 2020 OET Exam Dates 

7th November, 14th November, 21st November, 5th December

Please note that OET exams currently need to be booked around 3 to 4 weeks in advance of the test date.

 Exam Fees 

The exam fee for 2020 is 587.00 AUD. This price will be converted to £ sterling at the prevailing exchange rate when the booking is made.

 Closure Dates 

There are no school closure dates during these OET intensive courses. At Richmond English School our courses run all year round, excluding the following 2020 closure dates: 25 December (Friday), 28 December (Monday), 1 January 2021 (Friday). 

Course Delivery and Materials:

This course is delivered in our classroom in Mortlake Business Ventre. All course materials will be given to you at the start of your course.

Covid Secure:

All of our classroom based courses are delivered in line with the government's guidelines on Covid security. 20 Mortlake has extensive hand sanitiser stations and a one-way system is in operation. You will be given full details before the start of your course.

Course prices:

£395. This includes all learning materials and registration fees. Please note that if Tier 3 covid restrictions are imposed during the course, it will continue as a live online course. 

Contact us

Contact us to find out more about OET Email: mail@richmondes.com​ or call the School Director Tom Lockhart on + 44 7808 765243.

OET Frequently Asked Questions:

What does OET mean?

Occupational English Test.

What is it?

It’s an English test just for the healthcare sector, for those who want to practise in an English-speaking environment.

OK. So, what is OET Nursing?

It’s the type of Occupational English Test taken by Nurses to show they know enough English to work in the UK. There are 11 others healthcare professions for which there are Occupational English Tests, for example Dentistry and Physiotherapy.

And is OET only accepted in the UK?

No, it’s accepted by healthcare authorities in other countries as well. At Richmond English School, we mainly teach Nurses who wish to work in the NHS (National Health Service) in the United Kingdom, but you can study with us if you want to work in another country if that country also accepts OET Nursing. For more information, look here. 

Are any other English tests accepted by the NHS?

Yes. They also accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which we also teach.

How hard is it? How do pass?

The UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (https://www.nmc.org.uk/) currently requires that OET Nursing candidates pass at a minimum grade of C+ in Writing (equivalent to IELTS 6.5, CEFR B2+) and grade B in Listening, Speaking and Reading (equivalent to IELTS 7, CEFR C1).

Can anybody study the OET Nursing at Richmond English School?

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. 



OK, but what does IELTS 6.5 mean? What is CEFR B2? I don’t know my current level of English and this is not clear.

Don’t worry. These are descriptors we use to talk about your English level. Some of you will know them, but if not we can assess your level of English. Please ask.

How do you assess my English level?

If you've taken an English test or course recently, let us know what it was. We may also ask you to take a you a ‘level test’ and meet with the School Director via Zoom. 

How long does it take to pass the OET?

This depends on your English level at the start of your course, and the amount of time you can allocate to studying. The extra time you spend studying outside the classroom is as important as your time in the classroom. 

Is it still possible to take the OET with Covid and everything that is happening in the world at the moment?

Yes it is. There is a full list of test dates around the world on the OET website.

What if my region is in ‘lockdown’ and the test centre is closed?

You could consider the new OET@Home scheme, which allows you to take the test at home. You will need a Laptop or PC/desktop computer with web camera. No macs are permitted. 

What is actually in the OET Nursing test?

Like most English tests, the Occupational English Test examines Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening. The difference between an OET Nursing and other English tests (such as IELTS or Cambridge) is that OET has been developed for the healthcare sector, and OET Nursing tests you on English needed for real workplace situations.

What is in the Reading part of the test?

The reading section lasts for about 60 minutes, and the content of the test is the same across all healthcare professions. You will need to show that you can read and understand different types of text on the subject of health.

What is in the Listening part of the test?

The Listening is around 45 minutes in duration and has the same content for all the healthcare professions. You will need to show that you can understand things such as patient consultations or lectures carried out in English.

What is in the Writing part of the test?

In the writing part of the test you will need to write a letter, such as a discharge or referral letter of about 180 – 200 words based on a set of patient case notes. In the OET Nursing test, this letter is specific to a workplace situation a Nurse might face.

What is in the Speaking part of the test?

In the OET Nursing test, the Speaking test is specific to Nursing, lasts about 20 minutes, and requires you to take part in two role plays with an examiner / interlocutor.

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