Occupational English Test - OET

Prove you have the right level of English to study and work in the healthcare sector.


OET is the world’s only international English language test specifically for healthcare professionals and can be taken at our centre. The test provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in healthcare professional settings.

Who uses OET as proof of English proficiency?

OET is used as proof of English proficiency by:

• Healthcare regulators in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Namibia, Dubai, Malta, Singapore and Ukraine
• The Australian Department of Home Affairs and Immigration New Zealand
• Leading health educators
• Royal colleges in the UK

In the UK, doctors, nurses and dentists who have sat OET to meet the English language requirement of their healthcare regulator do not need to take any other English test when applying for Tier 2 (General) visas.

For an up to date list of organisations that accept OET, please visit the OET website.

Preparing to take OET

OET’s Preparation Portal contains a wide range of preparation materials to help you study for the test, including many hours’ worth of free practice resources.

OET also provide preparation tips, guides and inspiration on their social media channels:




Upcoming OET Dates and Booking Information

We offer regular OET test dates at our centre. You can take OET at the ELTC on the following dates:

  • Saturday February 5 2022
  • Saturday March 5 2022
  • Saturday March 19 2022
  • Saturday April 23 2022
  • Saturday May 7 2022
  • Saturday May 28 2022
  • Saturday June 11 2022
  • Saturday June 25 2022
  • Saturday July 9 2022
  • Saturday July 23 2022
  • Saturday August 6 2022
  • Saturday September 10 2022
  • Saturday September 24 2022
  • Saturday October 8 2022
  • Saturday November 5 2022
  • Saturday November 19 2022
  • Saturday December 3 2022

To book your test, please visit our booking webpage:

Sheffield ELTC OET Booking

Test Day Information

Where is the test venue?

OET at the English Language Teaching Centre is held in our main building at 78 Hoyle Street. Directions and public transport information can be found below:

How to Find Us

Test day format

The three written tests will take approximately 3 hours. In addition, a speaking test is also scheduled on the same day. For more detail on the test day format, go to: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test-information/

Arrival time

You need to arrive between 7:30am and 8:30am on the test day.

When you arrive, you will need to:

  • Sign the candidate register
  • Show the valid ID document you used when you applied for OET
  • Get your digital photograph taken
Rules and regulations

For test rules and regulations, including information about what you need to bring with you, what you can, and cannot, bring into the test room, download OET Test Regulations, including the withdrawal and deferral policy at: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/test_regulations/

Contact Details

If you have any further questions which aren't answered by this webpage, you can contact our Exams Team through the following methods:


Phone - 0114 215 7473