Skills test

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All applicants to ITT training are required to pass the skills tests before starting their course.

The numeracy and literacy skills tests:

Cover the core skills that teachers need to fulfill their professional role in schools, rather than the subject knowledge required for teaching. This is to ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism;

Tests can be booked via the skills test registration page or by phoning 0300 303 9613. Further details are also available on the skills test pages.

Updated practice tests, including punctuation for the literacy test, can be accessed via the skills test pages.