25th February 2020
Are you taking your Occupational English Test with us? As the first Test Venue in Wales, we’ve witnessed how stressful the day can be first-hand so we’ve outlined a few test day facts to calm your nerves for OET.
OET is run by your Venue Manager, Melissa, who has been running the test for approximately 15 months now. Melissa is responsible for recruiting the Test Day staff and works hard to ensure that all staff run the test according to OET regulations.
Our staff are friendly and, above all, focused on providing you with the best possible experience. We are relaxed in our administration of the test to help calm your nerves. Along your test day journey you will meet:
Please note that all of our staff will act accordingly to any signs of malpractice or fraudulent behaviour, you must be respectful of any instructions that are given to you.
If you’ve never sat the test before we know this can add to your stress levels, below we’ve outlined some facts to calm your nerves for your OET test day journey. In the morning you will be:
At this point:
After your morning tests, a lunch break is allocated between 11:45 and 12:30 pm. You are welcome to go off-site at lunchtime as we will re-check your ID document before your Speaking test. Speaking tests are due to start from 12:30 onwards. Similarly to the mornings in the afternoon, you will be:
After this you will:
You’re free to go! Please leave the venue immediately after your test – why would you want to stay around anyway?!
The ID document that you bring with you must match the ID document that you submitted online. You can check the OET website for the most up-to-date information about ID. Please be aware that if you do not bring the same ID that you used to register online, as a result, you will not be able to sit the test.
Whilst we understand that it can be a long day it is against regulations to have anyone but OET candidates within the venue. Candidates are welcome to go off-site during lunch but we ask that you return to register at least 15 minutes before your speaking test.
Our OET test is run at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus. The facilities are conducive to test takers, for instance:
The morning test rooms are equipped with ceiling speakers integrated across the room to evenly distribute the sound. The test rooms are comfortable and quiet. We hold the morning tests in small rooms with no more than 20 candidates in each room.
There are prayer rooms and comfortable spaces for you to relax in between morning tests and speaking tests.
The university campus is located just a short walk away from a large Tesco with an on-site cafe alongside other food outlets.
It is our duty to make sure that you are comfortable on test day; if anything or anyone makes you feel unhappy or uncomfortable on test day please find your Venue Manager as early as possible. Melissa will always do her best to resolve any issues that arrive. However, sometimes things go wrong that are out of our control, in this instance, you can fill out a complaint form on the OET website here.
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