Teacher training with South Cumbria SCITT: practical, theoretical, applicable.

The Professional Skills Tests

The Literacy and Numeracy skills tests are a vital element of the entry requirements for every teacher training course, and must be completed before the start of the course.  These are online tests which take place at designated test centres and are booked via the learndirect site.

The literacy test tests:

The numeracy test tests:

The first attempt at each test is free. Should you fail the test, you must pay a fee of £19.25 to resit.  You may only resit twice. In the event of your failing the test three times, you will not be permitted to resit the test for a period of 24 months.  It is therefore vital that you prepare adequately.

Further information and help in preparing for the tests is available from the Department for Education's professional skills tests site.  You can access online practice tests as well as downloading paper-based tests.  

If you have a documented medical condition or disability that may affect your performance in the tests, you may be entitled to reasonable adjustments.  In such circumstances, you must seek advice from learndirect before booking your tests.



Interested? Start the application process here!