Professional skills tests
All applicants for teacher training courses need to take the numeracy and literacy professional skills tests as part of the application process. You will need to ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.
The tests are required in addition to your mathematics and English GCSEs, and are designed to show that you have the basic levels of literacy and numeracy needed to teach to a national standard. They will not test your knowledge of the curriculum or how to teach.
The first three attempts at taking your skills tests in each subject are provided free of charge.
Support we offer
We offer free skills tests workshops if you have accepted a place on the course. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt of the skills test then we will also provide one-to-one support in both numeracy and literacy.
Find out more about our skills tests workshops and support.
To meet demand, workshops have also been planned as follows and will be advertised on the website:
- 11 July in rooms EE 2021 and EE 1021 for English & Maths
- 20 August in rooms BY 1145 and BY 1148 for English & Maths
Please book tests with email@example.com
NB these workshops are open to those people who have been made an offer at the University of Worcester.