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OET Preparation Courses

This OET Preparation course in Edinburgh is suitable for healthcare professionals who want to improve their English language skills for the Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Physiotherapy variations of the test.

The test is recognised as proof of English proficiency for study and work in the healthcare sector in the UK by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NWC) and the General Medical Council (GMC).

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Course Profile: Combination

OET combination courses combine working in a small group of a maximum of 5 students in the mornings to develop general English speaking and listening skills with 1-to-1 OET Preparation classes in the afternoons.

What to expect:

  • develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills within healthcare scenarios that are relevant for the OET and wider medical setting

  • do exam practise using approved test materials and supplementary Medical English materials for specific reading, writing, listening and speaking activities

  • receive corrective feedback to help you recognise and improve your all round language skills

  • develop strategies and pick up test-taking tips

  • be given preparation and consolidation tasks to be completed outside class

  • have your questions answered and work on your own requests

  • join one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest = 2 - 3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18
  • Average age of group 25 – 55+
  • Maximum 5 students per group

You will be emailed a 'Needs Analysis' form to complete before the start of your course. During your first 1-to-1 lesson you and your teacher will put together a study plan for your course. We encourage you to be active in the preparation and design of your course.

Course Profile: Individual

The one-to-one classes focus on OET preparation for the whole course.

What to expect:

  • develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills within healthcare scenarios that are relevant for the OET and wider medical setting

  • do exam practise using approved test materials and supplementary Medical English materials for specific reading, writing, listening and speaking activities

  • receive corrective feedback to help you recognise and improve your all round language skills

  • develop strategies and pick up test-taking tips

  • be given preparation and consolidation tasks to be completed outside class

  • have your questions answered and work on your own requests

  • join one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest = 2 - 3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C2

Course Summary

  • 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18

You will be emailed a 'Needs Analysis' form to complete before the start of your course. During your first 1-to-1 lesson you and your teacher will put together a study plan for your course. We encourage you to be active in the preparation and design of your course.

Prices: Combination

Total hours
per week
General English group
maximum 5 students
Professional 1-to-1 Price (GBP)
per week
25 20 hours 5 hours 1-3 weeks = £625
4-6 weeks = £610
7+ weeks = £595
25 15 hours 10 hours 1-3 weeks = £800
4-6 weeks = £775
7+ weeks = £760
30 20 hours 10 hours 1-3 weeks = £850
4-6 weeks = £830
7+ weeks = £815
30 15 hours 15 hours 1-3 weeks = £975
4-6 weeks = £955
7+ weeks = £940

Total hours per week: 25

General English group
maximum 5 students: 20 hours

Professional 1-to-1: 5 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £625 / 4‑6 weeks = £610 / 7+ weeks = £595

Total hours per week: 25

General English group
maximum 5 students: 15 hours

Professional 1-to-1: 10 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £800 / 4‑6 weeks = £775 / 7+ weeks = £760

Total hours per week: 30

General English group
maximum 5 students: 20 hours

Professional 1-to-1: 10 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £850 / 4‑6 weeks = £830 / 7+ weeks = £815

Total hours per week: 30

General English group
maximum 5 students: 15 hours

Professional 1-to-1: 15 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £975 / 4‑6 weeks = £955 / 7+ weeks = £940

if you require a different number of hours, please contact us for a personal quote

Prices: Individual

Total class hours per week Price (GBP)
15 £955
20 £1350
25 £1600
30 £1800

Total class hours per week: 15

Price (GBP): £955

Total class hours per week: 20

Price (GBP): £1350

Total class hours per week: 25

Price (GBP): £1600

Total class hours per week: 30

Price (GBP): £1800

If you require a different number of hours, please contact us for a quote

Price Includes

  • all teaching
  • all materials
  • one weekly afternoon excursion
  • tea and coffee at break time
  • guided self-study
  • use of library materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • end of course progress report
  • internet/WiFi

Course Timetables: Combination

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours a week (5 hours 1-to-1) September - June

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 15:10 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class 1-to-1 Class until 15.30
15:30 17:00 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion Free Free

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Free

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

1-to-1 Class until 15.30

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Free

1 hour = 60 minutes

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours per week (10 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 16:00 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 16:00 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning General English classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Combination Course: General & Specific English 30 hours per week (10 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
22:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 15:10 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class 1-to-1 Class
15:30 17:30 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

15:30 - 17:30 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

1-to-1 Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning General English classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Combination Course: General & Specific English 30 hours per week (15 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Break Break Break
13:30 17:15 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours per week (5 hours 1-to-1) July and August

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 10:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:30 10:45 Break Break Break Break Break
10:45 12:15 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:15 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 14:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
15:00 17:30 Client A 1-to-1 class Client A 1-to-1 class Excursion Client B 1-to-1 class Client B 1-to-1 class

Monday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client A 1-to-1 class

Tuesday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client A 1-to-1 class

Wednesday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 14:45 : 

Excursion

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client B 1-to-1 class

Friday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client B 1-to-1 class

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Course Timetables: Individual

15 to 30 hours Individual Tuition

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 12:30 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course
12:30 13:30 Break Break Break Break Break
13:30 15:10 20 hour course 20 hour course Excursion 20 hour course Free
13:30 16:00 25 hour course 25 hour course Excursion 25 hour course 25 hour course
13:30 17:15 30 hour course 30 hour course Excursion 30 hour course 30 hour course

Monday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Tuesday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Wednesday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 16:00 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 17:15 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Friday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Free

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

ECS Scotland is a recognised OET Preparation Provider

ECS Scotland is a recognised OET Preparation Provider

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