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Skills Tests

All applicants to Initial Teacher Training need to pass both tests before starting their course.

Find information and guidance on the professional skills tests for trainee teachers in literacy and numeracy here.

Click to here to download information on the numeracy skills test.

Latest news from the Standards Testing Agency

The contractor responsible for delivering the Professional skills tests (skills tests) will shortly change from Pearson VUE to learndirect. This will affect how candidates will book their tests.Candidates who need to book a test to be taken between now and Sunday 30 November 2014 must use the Pearson VUE booking system. This can be accessed via our skills test registration page. From Wednesday 1 October 2014, candidates will be able to book with learndirect for tests to be taken from Monday 1 December 2014 onwards. Tests can be booked via our skills test registration page or by phoning 0300 303 9613. Further details are also available on our skills test pages. Updated practice tests, including punctuation for the literacy test, will be available from Wednesday 1 October 2014. They can be accessed via our skills test pages. The initial teacher training provider results portal will be available from November. Learndirect will provide registration details and guidance on how to access the results portal in November via email.