The Occupational English Test (OET) opens a new test venue in the UK with Leicester College.
OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available at a new venue from February 2019. The new Leicester test venue will be managed by Leicester College.
OET is an Australian-developed English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.
Kully Sandhu, Vice Principal of Leicester College, said: “We are committed to providing services and offerings that meet the needs of the communities in Leicester. By offering OET at Leicester College, we are enabling health care professionals to demonstrate their English language proficiency for professional registration and employment purposes”.
“OET, which is owned by Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute, has a unique and proven 30-year pedigree and the test is recognised by healthcare regulators world-wide. The decision to offer the test was an easy one to make,” he concluded.
OET CEO, Sujata Stead, said the new venue will make a huge contribution to the healthcare sector.
“I’m sure OET candidates will have an excellent experience with Leicester College. We commend them for their passion for meeting the needs of the community through empowering healthcare professionals to have the level of English communication skills required for safe and effective care”.