Primary Teaching - QTS Skills Test
As passing the tests is a condition of entry, we expect applicants who are successful in obtaining an offer of a place to have passed the tests by 31 March 2019.
If you have passed the tests recently but haven’t yet shared this good news with us, then please do email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us which test you have passed and the date(s).
The numeracy and literacy skills tests:
- cover the core skills that teachers need to fulfil 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;
- do not replace the GCSE grade C equivalence entry requirement;
- are set in the context of the professional role of a teacher; all questions use real data and information which teachers are likely to encounter; and
- are computerised and can be taken at any of approximately 150 test centres throughout the UK.
You can find more information on the registration process as well as guidance and support materials to help you pass the test on the DfE website.