The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced it will formally recognise 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.
This application would be accepted. The applicant has scored B in all categories, and no score is lower than C+.
This application would not be accepted. The applicant has scored lower than C+.
NMC will only accept results from OET test administrations taken from February 2016 onwards.
They will not accept applicants with grades lower than this standard.
OET is designed for the healthcare sector and test materials reflect real healthcare scenarios. OET Grade B is equivalent to IELTS score 7.0. For more information on how to prepare for OET and apply to take OET, go to: www.occupationalenglishtest.org
All OET Statement of Results issued from the November 2017 test administration onwards will show Grades A, B, C+, C, D & E.
For candidates who have taken OET between February 2016 and October 2017, click here for more information.