Professional skills tests

Professional Skills Tests

If you are thinking of applying for a teacher training course, you will need to take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

The first attempt at taking your skills tests in each subject is provided free of charge. You can book up to two resits if required, but you will be expected to pay for these yourself.

When you’re ready, you’ll need to book your tests with learndirect. The website will give you the five nearest centres to your chosen location, though if you are able to take the tests elsewhere, for instance if you’re away from home visiting friends and family, you could widen your search by looking at alternative locations – see the full list of learndirect test centres (including 9 in London). Do keep checking the website for the latest availability though, as additional test slots are made available on a regular basis.

You must pass these tests before you can start on the programme.

For more information, please go to: 

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/passing-the-skills-tests

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