About IELTS & OET
Learn more about IELTS and OET
IELTS is a standardized English examination that is a quantitative way of measuring the proficiency of a candidate in the use of the language. It uses a band scale of 1-9 where 1 is for non-users of the language and 9 being expert. Generally, this exam is a requirement for the following entry to English speaking countries: work, migrate, study and train.
OET is an international English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals seeking to register and practice in an English-speaking environment.
OET 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.
OET for Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), UK
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced it will formally recognize OET for overseas-trained nurses and midwives for registration purposes, from 1 November 2017. You will need to achieve at least Grade B in all four sub-tests of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
In OET you must achieve at least Grade B in all four sub-tests of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
NMC will only accept OET test results:
from one test administration, or from a maximum of two test administrations taken in a six-month period, only if: you achieve a minimum Grade of B in all four sub-tests across the two test administrations, and you are tested in all four sub-tests in each administration, and no grade in any sub-test is below C+, both tests were taken from February 2016 onwards.