Nurses and midwives seeking work in the UK and Ireland can now take OET

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New Delhi: The Occupational English Test (OET) for healthcare professionals, offered by Cambridge Assessment English (Part of the University of Cambridge) and Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, is now accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK (NMC) as proof of English proficiency for overseas-trained nurses and midwives for registration purposes. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) has announced also it will formally recognise OET for overseas-trained nurses and midwives for registration purposes, from 02nd January, 2018. (For more details: www.occupationalenglishtest.org )
The first healthcare regulators to recognise OET in the UK and Ireland, NMC and NMBI respectively join a wide range of healthcare boards and councils in Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore who recognise OET for registration across 12 healthcare professions – Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science. OET is also used by leading healthcare educators for entry and exit testing, to ensure students have the work-ready English language skills on graduation.
Expanding test venue network: OET test venues are currently available in Kochi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram with exam dates available for every month. OET test venue network is present in over 40 countries and new venues will be opening regularly to increase access for candidates.
T K Arunachalam, Regional Director, South-Asia, Cambridge Assessment English said, “English plays a major role in the workplace in most countries around the world and is extremely important for professionals in the healthcare sector. OET is a standardised English test which has been developed for this industry exclusively. The recognition and acceptance of the test in the UK and Ireland opens up a world of opportunities for the nurses seeking to work in these countries”.