We advise applicants to take the Professional Skills Tests as soon as possible after making your application; by the end of June at the latest.

If you are unsuccessful at your second attempt at either test, please contact Nottingham Trent University (NTU) immediately to discuss this and to agree support to ensure a successful final attempt.

NTU offer Professional Skills Tests support courses in both literacy and numeracy. Please click here for further information and search for ‘Skills Tests’.

Please note:
The Professional Skills Tests are external to the University and the Alliance. It is applicants’ responsibility to prepare for, book and sit the tests.

Recommended Reading:

  • JOHNSON, J., and BOND, B., 2012, Passing the Literacy Skills Test (Achieving QTS Series), 3rd Edition, Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd
  • PATMORE, M., 2012, Passing the Numeracy Skills Test (Achieving QTS Series), 4th Edition, Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd
  • TYREMAN, J., 2011, How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests: Essential Practice for the Qualified Teacher Status Skills Tests (Testing Series)

Available Courses:

NTU are running 'Skills test courses' for Literacy and Numeracy. These are £95.00 and available at the end of May.

If you would like information about attending the skills test course please email getintoteaching@tvtsa.co.uk

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