Take the OET exam at LSI Portsmouth
What is the Occupational English test?
OET (Occupational English Test) is designed to meet the specific English language needs of the healthcare sector. It assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals who wish to practise in an English-speaking environment.
OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science.
All four language skills are assessed, with Writing and Speaking tests available in 12 different areas of healthcare. All candidates sit the same Reading and Listening tests.
OET is accepted as proof of English proficiency in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Namibia and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment.
OET Test Dates UK for 2019:
|Date of test||Application Deadline|
|Saturday 7th December 2019||4th November 2019|
OET Test Dates UK for 2020:
|Date of test||Application Deadline|
|11th January 2020||25th September 2019 – 9th December 2020|
|8th February||30th October 2019 – 13th January 2020|
|7th March||27th November 2019 – 10th February 2020|
|21st March||11th December 2019 – 24th February 2020|
|4th April||18th December 2019 – 9th March 2020|
|19th April (Sunday)||8th January 2020 – 24th March 2020|
|2nd May||22nd January 2020 – 6th April 2020|
|16th May||5th February 2020 – 20th April 2020|
|13th June||4th March 2020 – 18th May 2020|
|27th June||18th March 2020 – 1st June 2020|
|11th July||1st April 2020 – 15th June 2020|
|25th July||15th April 2020 – 29th June 2020|
|8th August||29th April 2020 – 13th July 2020|
|22nd August||13th May 2020 – 27th July 2020|
|12th September||3rd June 2020 – 17th August 2020|
|26th September||17th June 2020 – 31st August 2020|
|11th October (Sunday)||1st July 2020 – 15th September 2020|
|24th October||15th July 2020 – 28th September 2020|
|7th November||29th July 2020 – 12th October 2020|
|21st November||12th August 2020 – 26th October 2020|
|5th December||26th August 2020 – 9th November 2020|
How will taking the OET test help my career?
How can I apply for an OET exam?
How much are the OET exam fees?
How can I pay for the OET exam?
Through your myOET profile profile, you’ll be able to book and pay for OET in a single process:
• Click Apply for the Test
• Follow each of the four steps
• Review your test dates to make sure they’re correct
• Click Proceed to Checkout
• Enter your credit card details and click PAY NOW.
What is the deadline to apply for the test?
What are the opening times of the OET Test Centre at LSI Portsmouth?
You can come to the centre between 9.00am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.
What are the contact details of the OET LSI Portsmouth Test Centre?
I would like to do OET preparation at LSI Portsmouth. What are my options?
Are there any OET preparation materials?
What time do I need to arrive at LSI Portsmouth on the test day?
What do I have to bring on the test day?
You will be asked to leave your bags, coats, watches etc. in a separate room. Please make sure you leave your mobile phones there as well – and make sure that they are switched off.
You may only bring into the test room:
• Non-mechanical pens or pencils
• A pencil sharpener
• A small bottle of water in a clear plastic bottle
• Your ID document
When you register for the test, you must provide your valid passport or UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) as proof of identity.
If you do not have a valid passport or BRP please complete this form when you register to take the test.
Valuables: It is strongly recommended that you do not bring valuables with you on the test day. LSI Portsmouth cannot take responsibility for the loss or damage of your personal belongings.
How long does the OET exam take?
The three modules in the morning take about two hours and 30 minutes: Listening (approximately 45 minutes), Reading (60 minutes) and Writing (45 minutes). The Speaking module in the afternoon takes around 20 minutes.
For more information about the test, click here.
When do I get my OET results?
• Your results will be published online 17 days after your test date
• Log in to your myOET profile profile to see your results on your dashboard
• You can view, download and print your electronic Statement of Results.
Who do I need to contact if I have any further questions?
If you have any questions or want to know any more about the test day please e-mail us: [email protected]
If you have any questions or want to know any more about our OET courses please e-mail us: [email protected]
Or call 02392291811 between 9:00am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
We will get back to you as soon as possible.
You can also visit OET Helpdesk website.