Edge Hill University Qts Skills

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Edge Hill University Qts Skills

Edge Hill University Qts Skills

Professional Skills Tests

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If you are thinking of applying for a PGCE or an initial teacher training degree, you will be required to have passed national Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy as part of the admissions process.

When can I take the tests?

You must have submitted an application form for a PGCE or initial teacher training degree programme before you can register for the tests. Registration and booking for the Professional Skills Tests is available via the Department for Education website.

What format are the tests and where can I take them?

The tests are computerised and can be taken at a selection of learndirect test centres. You can find test centres across the UK in locations including Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Carlisle, Newcastle and Middlesbrough, as well as many more towns and cities.

Professional Skills Tests

At what level are the tests set?

The length of the tests and questions are appropriate for key skills level 2/3.

Do I still need GCSE grade C or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language?

Yes. The tests do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement.

I completed Literacy and Numeracy tests when I attended an interview. Do I still have to complete the Skills Tests?Yes. The tests you completed on the interview day are independent from the Professional Skills Tests.

How can I prepare for the tests?

Professional Skills TestsIf you have applied to any of our initial teacher training programmes, Edge Hill University is offering the opportunity to attend free support sessions in literacy and numeracy.

Designed by qualified teaching staff to help you prepare for the Professional Skills Tests, each one-off session will give you a sound grasp of the skills required and familiarise you with what to expect when sitting a test.