27 Nov 2017

OET opens five new test venues in the UK

Occupational English Test (OET) opens five new test venues in the UK with International House London.

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available at five new venues in the UK from January 2018. The new test venues in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cambridge, Chelmsford will be managed by International House London.

OET (Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals, and it has recently been accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK.

Eve Truszkowska, Head of Exams says: “Since the NMC announced the inclusion of OET for nurses registering in the UK, International House London has been delighted to be working with Cambridge Boxhill Assessment in the provision of OET testing in multiple cities. As one of the largest testing centres in the UK, International House London has many years’ experience in secure test delivery and is proud to be partnering with OET and supporting nurses achieve their career goals.  We also offer a range of OET preparation programmes, delivered face to face, online and a combination of face to face and online (blended.)”

OET CEO, Sujata Stead, said: “Our partnership with International House London started at the London venue and we are delighted to make OET more widely available in the UK in five more centres.”

“We commend International House London for their commitment in meeting the needs of healthcare professionals who require proof of the English language skills required for safe and effective care”.

About OET

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET results are accepted by healthcare boards and councils in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai and Namibia as proof of English language proficiency for registration purposes. It is also recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Immigration New Zealand for all visa categories where an English test may be required.

Available in over 100 venues in 40 countries, OET is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge Assessment and Box Hill Institute, Australia. For more information visit

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