OET gains new recognition in the Philippines
OET, the world’s only international English language test specifically for healthcare professionals, is now accepted by ATS Learning Center in Makati, Philippines. This new recognition closely follows OET’s acceptance last month by Ateneo De Davao University’s School of Nursing.
ATS Learning Center assists nurses in developing the skills to pass the UK’s Test of Competence that is required for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This includes a computer-based multiple-choice test (CBT) and an observed structured clinical examination (OSCE).
Karen Joyce Jimeno, Training Officer ATS Learning Centre said:
“Overseas qualified nurses who want to join the UK register have to meet NMC’s English language standards through an English test, such as the Occupational English Test (OET). Thus, we require evidence that an applicant is eligible for this criterion before we accept him or her for any of our training programmes.”
OET CEO Sujata Stead said she was very pleased to welcome another education institution from the Philippines to the OET family.
“Filipino nurses are known throughout the world for their exceptional standards of care and compassion, and are in high demand. Those nurses who have achieved the required OET scores for NMC registration have proven their ability to communicate effectively in an English-speaking healthcare environment and are well on their way to achieving their dream with ATS of working in the UK.”
OET has been recognised by the NMC since October 2017. The healthcare regulator requires nurses to score a B in the OET Listening, Reading and Speaking sub-tests and a C+ in Writing.