What is OET for Healthcare professionals?

Article by Sara Pakshir.

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OET is the occupational English language test for healthcare professionals recognised by various regulatory healthcare bodies. The test assesses all four English skills using test materials that reflect typical real work places and relevant language skills.

Experiencing OET at QAQF

At QAQF, we are determined that education continues to the highest standards. Our online preparation course is specifically designed to help trainees build their English skills before taking OET. The online course provides authentic practice material, skill-building lessons and strategies based on OET material and advice for the actual test day.
Our online platform has now been delivering the OET program for nearly a year, which has certainly been an incredibly busy time training healthcare trainees from all over the globe with countless interactive lessons pertaining to a high student success rate.
In August 2021 our medical trainees attended an event in Crowne Plaza Hotel in London, which proved to be remarkably popular. Hopefully, trainees will be taking part in our face to face OET workshops in November presented by myself.

Supporting OET Candidates during the Course

At QAQF, we are determined that education continues to the highest standards. Our online preparation course is specifically designed to help trainees build their English skills before taking OET. The online course provides authentic practice material, skill-building lessons and strategies based on OET material and advice for the actual test day.

Our OET course is designed to provide skills to help those concerned bridge the gaps between the English language learning and the hospital ward. Regular workshops alongside our virtual learning platform aim to improve levels of support for OET trainees and so maximize their level of success within the healthcare sector.

Testimonials. What our students say:

The OET online class organised by QAQF is my first ever online class and I thought it would be difficult for me but I was totally wrong. The teacher has time to explain everything into details and uses authentic OET materials in examining we the students. I think she knows what she is doing and she is so well for every- one to understand. The course has really helped me to improve my grammar and speak- ing as well as other components of the course. I am now confident I will get a required score if I should sit the exam today. Am happy I joined this program with QAQF.

Eva from Ghana


I am Sara Pakshir, QAQF’s OET Head Instructor. Since starting teaching over 20 years ago, I have helped hundreds of learners improve their English. I am specialised in teaching English for healthcare, and preparation for the occupational English language test. I am a British Council accredit- ed Language trainer who seeks to support candidates during their preparation course despite challenging circumstances, and prepare them for the industry-specific tests.