Many of the registration bodies that accept IELTS represent the health care professions. This includes industries such as nursing, medicine and pharmacy, where English language competence is of critical importance.
Other professional bodies in particular countries requiring an IELTS result include accounting, engineering, law and veterinary practice.
A wide range of other employers from sectors such as finance, government, construction, energy, aviation and tourism also require IELTS.
IELTS provides a reliable and internationally accessible means for doctors coming from overseas to demonstrate their language proficiency before they start work.
In most countries where English is the main language of communication, evidence of acceptable English language skills is required for applicants and international graduates seeking professional registration.
Required proficiency levels vary between organizations, professions, by country and by jurisdiction. It is up to individual professional registration bodies to determine the IELTS band score and test type (Academic or General Training) they require.
IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context and the tasks and texts reflect both workplace and social situations.
This test is usually required for vocational training, for example in the construction, hospitality and leisure, and tourism industries.
We trust IELTS to give us a benchmark of English language ability. Though we accept other English language tests, we assess them by comparing directly with the required IELTS score.
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