Skills Test

Skills Test

The Professional Skills Tests must be passed by all candidates prior to starting the programme.

These tests are computerised and can be taken at more than 40 test centres throughout England. If you require any further information or support, please contact us on 01833 630487 or click here for DfE guidance >>


Numeracy skills test

The numeracy skills test ensures that you have a good grounding in the use of numeracy in the wider context of your professional role as a teacher. It does not assess the broader range of mathematical knowledge required to teach mathematics.

The numeracy skills test is divided into 2 areas:

  • mental arithmetic section
  • written section (written arithmetic and written data)

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Literacy skills test

All teachers have to communicate clearly and understand and evaluate written information.

The literacy skills test is divided into 4 areas:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension

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