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Why Medics Do Not Need to Take TOEFL and IELTS for the UK Job

Why Medics Do Not Need to Take TOEFL and IELTS for the UK Job


From 1st October onwards, Medical personnel planning to practice in the UK need not sit for TOEFL and IELTS anymore. Their scores in the Occupational English Test (OET) will decide their English language skills. The streamlining of English language skill exams is to ensure the medical professionals fill the vacant but vital posts in the medical facilities in the UK at the earliest.

Medics from the following fields have to sit only for the OET test for their Tier2 (General) visa applications:

  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • dietetics
  • optometry
  • radiography
  • occupational therapy
  • nursing
  • pharmacy
  • podiatry
  • physiotherapy
  • speech pathology

Veterinary Science

The design of OET caters to medical professionals. The exam gets accepted internationally for the evaluation of their English language communication skills. Healthcare professionals aspiring license to practice their profession in the UK have had to sit for this test before as well. They did it to register with the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the two UK healthcare boards. Additionally, they sat for the TOEFL or the IELTS exams. Now, the TOEFL and the IELTS are no longer mandatory.

IELTS is the ‘International English Language Testing System’. It assesses the language expertise of people planning to use English for communication. The examiners have a nine-band scale to distinguish the levels of proficiency, starting with non-user (band score 1) to expert (band score 9). Unlike OET, IELTS is not a particular profession-centric. From students to professionals from all spheres to aspiring migrates-all can sit for its tests. For students, it conducts one type of test, for professionals another, and for the aspiring migrates the third type.

IELTS offices are at 1,600 centers worldwide. IELTS schedules 48 test dates per year.

Centers such as IELTS Lucknow and IELTS Jaipur have common registration address.

E: ExamsCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org, W: https://www.britishcouncil.in/exam/ielts

There are many IELTS coaching centers in India. Some top coaching centers are the following:

IELTS Coaching in Lucknow

The famous IELTS coaching centers conduct mock tests and regular classes as preparation for the exam. Most study abroad consultants in Lucknow are reliable. They have good contacts and give sound advice.

The most reputed IELTS coaching center in Jaipur has received excellent reviews in every IELTS coaching site listings for Jaipur.

IELTS Coaching in Pune

Some popular coaching centers here have skilled staff utilizing verbal and non-verbal processes for training. All have high success records. As such, for overseas education in Pune can boast of reputed consultants. Students generally take their help on overseas education planning.

With the medical professionals no longer in their fold, IELTS coaching centers can now concentrate more on the training of other professionals. If you are currently applying for the IELTS, know about its overall preparation from our previous blog.

Meridean Overseas also boasts a YouTube channel upon which you find relevant IELTS preparation tips from the experts. Know about the UK Visa interview tips from the leading consultants.

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