OET Nursing Results 2018-19

We’ve combed through the confirmed results we have from nurses taking OET over the last year – 103 in total – and are delighted to share them. These nurses were taught in groups at a range of NHS ... (more...)

Essential tips for learning English

Learning English is easier than you think!    (more...)

Raising awareness for Diabetes Week

When you’ve got diabetes, just getting through the day can be a monumental achievement. But it doesn’t mean life stops. People have become professional athletes, topped the charts and ruled the ... (more...)

The goodwill of nurses is being abused

In a speech at the 2019 Royal College of Nursing conference, Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary, criticised the government, highlighting the severe shortage of nurses and ... (more...)

SLC partner with RefuAid to help refugee doctors enter UK workforce

In a time of significant staff shortages – 10,00 doctors and 5,000 GPs – the UK workforce is crying out for doctors with the skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of patients and ... (more...)

Press Release: SLC confirmed as first OET-accredited Premium Provider in Europe

Press release, 15th November 2017 Specialist Language Courses (SLC) is delighted to announce that we are the first English language training company in the UK and Europe to be accredited by the ... (more...)

What is the difference between IELTS and OET?

Both IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and OET (Occupational English Test) are used to test the English language of healthcare professionals in different parts of the world. They ... (more...)

What is the Occupational English Test (OET)

The Occupational English Test (OET) is used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore among others to assess the Medical English skills of a wide range of international healthcare ... (more...)

NMC to Review English Testing Requirements for Overseas Nurses

  SLC welcomes the NMC’s decision to conduct a stocktake of English language requirements for overseas nurses wanting to work in the UK, as reported in the Nursing Times. (more...)

SLC Article on IELTS for Nurses in National Health Executive Magazine

  We're delighted to have had an article published in the National Health Magazine focusing on how the IELTS 7.0 requirement is impacting on recruiting nurses from the EU. Given the triggering of ... (more...)