Occupational English Test - OET

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

A imagine of a female healthcare worker placing a blood pressure monitor onto the right arm of a female patient with the OET Occupational English Test logo in the lower left corner

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 Information webpage 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 9 March 2024
  • Saturday 23 March 2024
  • Saturday 6 April 2024
  • Saturday 20 April 2024
  • Saturday 4 May 2024
  • Saturday 18 May 2024
  • Saturday 1 June 2024
  • Saturday 22 June 2024
  • Saturday 6 July 2024
  • Saturday 3 August 2024
  • Saturday 31 August 2024
  • Saturday 28 September 2024
  • Saturday 26 October 2024
  • Saturday 9 November 2024
  • Saturday 23 November 2024
  • Saturday 7 December 2024

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://oet.com/test/test-overview

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://oet.com/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