East Midlands Councils Strategic Migration Partnership chose Klik2learn to provide a fully digital preparation course for the Cambridge Occupational English Test (OET) to twenty Hong Kong BN(O) Visa Holders as part of a pilot scheme. So far three students have passed their OET exam and are now seeking employment with the NHS, with others due to sit their exam before Christmas.
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By offering a full online English Skills test at the beginning of the process as well as specialist tutor support, we could tailor each student’s journey as much as possible.
The majority of students have 20+ years experience and therefore have a wealth of expertise and experience to offer. But first they need to improve their confidence to communicate with patients in English and pass their OET exam in order to seek work in the NHS. For many, finding time to study in a face-to-face context while working and looking after children is a major barrier. The self-study online course gives them the opportunity to learn at their own pace whenever they can at home or on the go.
Ten students scored a B2 standard (Common European Framework Reference) and started studying the Destination OET course immediately. The other nine students had their English level graded at B1 (CEFR) and enrolled on the Journey 2 English course. This is to help them to build up their confidence and English proficiency before starting the Destination OET course.
“The Destination OET course provided by Klik2learn is, in my experience, completely unique to other high stakes tests preparation courses as it leads candidates directly into a nursing role within the NHS. The final goal is definitive and within grasp.” Heather Ross, K2L OET Midlands Tutor.
The platform’s Mock Exam, which is accessible to students only after they have completed all of the platform activities and a readiness assessment, is completed under examination conditions and allows them to get a very clear idea of the expected outcome. It’s an invaluable resource for OET students and helps them gain confidence, and save time and money by ensuring they only book their exam when they feel ready.” Kate Pinault, K2L OET Midlands Tutor.
This pilot is already being recognised nationally for its potential to accelerate recruitment for skilled overseas nurses; and we are proud to be working with such excellent partners.”
Maria Brambles, Resettlement Policy Officer, Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Strategic Migration Partnership at East Midlands Councils.
We look forward to sharing more news on the pilot in the new year. Please join in wishing the students all the very best of luck.
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