How QTS Skills Practice Tests Helps Your Revision

Everybody applying for an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course needs to pass the skills testing for Qualified Teacher Status prior to starting to train as a teacher. These tests are a check of your basic skills to work at a professional level within a school environment, and test literacy and numeracy.

The pass mark for both tests is set at 63 percent, and you will be allowed to resit your tests up to two times if your results are below par. There is no fee charged for your first attempt at the skills tests, however resits are chargeable and you’re only allowed two attempts.

Candidates who fail to achieve the skills tests will be unable to sit them again for two years, so opting for practice skills tests is a good way to refresh your maths and literacy skills prior to sitting your QTS Skills Tests for the first time.

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How Practice QTS Skills Tests Can Help with your Revision

Skills testing assesses a range of key numeracy and literacy skills. If your route into university and ITT embraced different areas of academia, you may feel it’s beneficial to spend time practising a variety of sample questions before registering to take your skills tests. If you have a nervous disposition and go to pieces in timed tests and exams, practice tests are definitely recommended. Mature entrants to teacher training courses will also benefit from a variety of practice skills tests, to brush up skills and speeds.

If you have a nervous disposition and go to pieces in timed tests and exams, practice tests are definitely recommended. Mature entrants to teacher training courses will also benefit from a variety of practice skills tests, to brush up skills and speeds. If you’ve taken the skills tests once or twice in the past and haven’t been successful, practising in a methodical manner prior to any

Mature entrants to teacher training courses will also benefit from a variety of practice skills tests, to brush up skills and speeds.

If you’ve taken the skills tests once or twice in the past and haven’t been successful, practising in a methodical manner prior to any resit will definitely prove beneficial.

The skills tests are timed, with 48 minutes allowed for the numeracy test and 45 minutes for the literacy test, with special arrangements in place for some candidates by prior arrangement. You can access a variety of tips, support materials and practice tests on the Department

Your QTS Skills Tests take place at one of the UK centres for testing and you will receive a printout after sitting your tests which will advise whether you have passed or failed and provides details of how many marks you achieved in total. You need to wait at least 48 hours before booking any resit, but should not feel pressurised into booking a test straight away, taking more time to practice and perfect your skills could be of greater benefit.


Interview Skills Consulting provide personal coaching to help you with your pursuit of success and will shortly be launching a testing system to help you succeed with QTS certification. Bookmark this page to find out more once it’s launched.

If you feel you need additional support to assist your preparation for the skills tests necessary before entering your Initial Teacher Training course, contact us to learn about ways we can help you hone your literacy and numeracy skills and achieve the right frame of mind to give you the most successful outcome at the skills testing centre.

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