Secondary Teaching - QTS Skills Test
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.