All potential applicants are required to pass the QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can commence a programme of teacher training.
We require all successful applicants to have passed their skills tests before they can be put forward to their proposed placement schools, so it is recommended that you get these underway as soon as you have made your application for teacher training.
You have to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you begin your teacher training. It is highly recommended that you familiarise yourself with the revision materials and practice tests that are available on the DfE website.
For more information on these tests, including frequently asked questions, how to prepare for the tests, links to practice papers etc.
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As of February 2018, changes were made the arrangements for taking the skills tests.
(The 2-year lockout period that previously applied has been removed and any candidate who found themselves in this position may now go ahead and re-book tests for either or both subjects.)