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Teacher Training Professional Skills Test

All trainee teachers are required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can enrol for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This will be a condition of your offer but will only apply for the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Primary Education with recommendation for QTS
  • BA (Hons) Primary Teaching Studies with recommendation for QTS (progression route)
  • PGCE Early Years with EYTS
  • PGCE Primary
  • PGCE Secondary
  • School Direct
  • Assessment Only

The numeracy and literacy skills tests do not replace the English Language and Mathematics GCSE grade C or above (or equivalence) entry requirement. The Skills Tests are taken online at any of approximately 150 test centres throughout the UK.

We aim to support you as much as possible and have found the following online practice material available:

QTS Skills Test Workshops

We offer a range of workshops to help you prepare for a successful QTS skills test. We can advise on techniques to assist you in your tests, offer numeracy and literacy practice content and give you an awareness of what to expect.

Please find our available workshops for each test below. Session 1 is compulsory and offers a general overview of the tests, and Session 2 is optional and will allow you to target specific areas that you would like to work on.

Please click on your chosen workshop to book your place.

Session 1: Tuesday 4 April 4 – 6pmSession 1: Monday 3 April 4 – 6pm
Session 2: Tuesday 25 April 4 – 6pmSession 2: Monday 24 April 4 – 6pm
Session 1: Tuesday 6 June 4 – 6pmSession 1: Monday 5 June 4 – 6pm
Session 2: Tuesday 27 June 4 – 6pmSession 2: Monday 26 June 4 – 6pm

Have a look through our presentation below for more information about Skills Tests: