QTS Maths and English Skills Test
The professional skills tests (skills tests) for prospective teachers assess the core skills that teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools, rather than the subject knowledge needed for teaching. This is to ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism. All current and prospective trainee teachers must pass the skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).
In February 2018, changes to the arrangements for the skills tests were announced.
- Candidates will have unlimited attempts to achieve a test pass.
- The 2-year lockout period will be removed; candidates previously locked out will be able to book tests for both subjects.
- All candidates will be able to book 3 tests per subject, free of charge. A charge will be applied from the fourth test attempt per subject.
We support trainee teachers and immigrant teachers with the preparation for the skills tests. Call 07792834542 for more details.