Skills Tests

Anyone applying for an ITT course must pass the two skills tests (literacy and numeracy) before starting the course. You are strongly advised to use the practice tests online before booking and taking your skills test.

Once you have submitted an application form for an ITT course via UCAS Teach, you will need to take evidence of that application with you to the test centre. To see the registration and booking systems the skills tests, please refer to the DfE website

Preparing for and taking the tests

There’s lots of support available to help you get ready, including practice literacy and numeracy materials. You can complete a fully interactive online test; simply follow the instructions on the page and use this activation key: jhULiqgX

The Department for Education have recently announced changes to the professional skills tests. Changes took place on 14 February 2018 and included: 

Candidates being able to take unlimited resits
The two year lock out period being removed, allowing those previously locked out to resit the tests
The first three numeracy and the first three literacy test attempts being free of charge to candidates who sat the tests on or after 24 October 2017



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