The University of Wolverhampton

Professional Skills Tests

Important Information for Initial Teacher Training Applicants

If you are thinking of applying for a teacher training course which starts after 1 July 2013, you will need to take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process, and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

Successful completion of these tests will be a condition of any offer you may receive from us but we advise that you should aim to complete these tests before the start of the Summer Term.

These tests do not replace the GCSE grade C or equivalent entry requirement.

When can I take the tests?

You can book your tests up to three months in advance of your submitted application for a teacher training course. However, when you take your tests you are required to provide proof that you have applied for a teacher training course.

It is important to note that the Department for Education allow you three attempts to pass each test. If you fail your third attempt you must then wait a minimum of two years before you can try again.

Where can I take the tests?

The tests are held at a Pearson Professional Test Centres. To locate your nearest Pearson Vue Test Centre, visit www.pearsonvue.com/ta/locate.

How much will the tests cost?

The first attempt at each subject is free of charge. Should you need to resit charges will apply.

What support is available for me?

To help you prepare for undertaking these tests, practice material is available on the Department for Education website. We advise you to make good use of the interactive and non-interactive practice materials to familiarise yourself with the format and content before booking your tests.

We run free Professional Skills Test support sessions at Open Days. We also provide free workshop sessions (details below), and if necessary 1:1 tuition for applicants.

If you have previously required special arrangements in a test or public examination you can request the same for the professional skills tests for trainee teachers.

Further information regarding special arrangements can be found via the Department for Education website.

To help you prepare for undertaking these tests, practice material is available on the Department for Education website. We advise you to make good use of the interactive and non-interactive practice materials to familiarise yourself with the format and content before booking your tests.

We run free QTS Skills Test support sessions at Open Days. We also provide free workshop sessions (details below), and if necessary 1:1 tuition for applicants.

If you have previously required special arrangements in a test or public examination you can request the same for the professional skills tests for trainee teachers.

Further information regarding special arrangements can be found via the Department for Education website.

One to One Support

Should you find that you are unsuccessful after two attempts of the skills test, then the Insitute of Education can provide one to one support in both Literacy and Maths. To enquire about a one to one support session please contact education-enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Professional Skills Test support sessions

If you have applied to the University of Wolverhampton, join us for a free Professional Skills Test support session.

Literacy sessions take place for 'Grammar and Punctuation' and 'Spelling and Reading Comprehension' - it is recommend you attend both workshops.

Booking a place

Booking a place on a Professional Skills Test is essential, please fill in our booking form.

Literacy Professional Skills support sessions

  Day  

Date

Subject

Time

Room

Campus 

Tue 14.4.2015 Spelling and Reading Comprehension 17.00 – 19.00 WN216 Walsall
Tue 21.4.2015 Grammar and Punctuation 17.00 – 19.00 WN216 Walsall
Tue 28.4.2015 Spelling and Reading Comprehension 17.00 – 19.00 WN216 Walsall
Sat 2.05.2015 Grammar and Punctuation 13:00-15:00 MC224 Wolverhampton
Tue 5.5.2015 Grammar and Punctuation 17.00 – 19.00 WN216 Walsall
Tue 12.5.2015 Spelling and Reading Comprehension 17.00 – 19.00 WN216 Walsall
Tue 19.5.2015 Grammar and Punctuation 17.00 – 19.00 WN216 Walsall
Tue 26.5.2015 Spelling and Reading Comprehension 17.00 – 19.00 WN216 Walsall
Sat 13.6.2015 Grammar and Punctuation 13:00 – 15:00 MC424 Wolverhampton

Numeracy Professional Skills support sessions

Day

Date

Time

Room

Campus

Tue

14.4.2015

17:00-19:00

SC027

Telford

Wed

15.4.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Wed

22.4.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Thurs

23.4.2015

17.00 – 19.00

MA112

Wolverhampton

Wed

29.4.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Tue

5.5.2015

17:00 - 19:00

SC027

Telford

Wed

6.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Thurs

7.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

MA112

Wolverhampton

Wed

13.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Tue

19.5.2015

17:00 - 19:00

SC027

Telford

Wed

20.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Thurs

21.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

MA112

Wolverhampton

Wed

27.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Sat

30.5.2015

09:00 - 13:00

WN216

Walsall

Wed

3.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Thurs

4.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

MA112

Wolverhampton

Tue

9.6.2015

17:00 - 19:00

SC027

Telford

Wed

10.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall 

Wed

17.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Thurs

18.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

MA112

Wolverhampton

Wed

24.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Wed

1.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Thurs

2.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

MA112

Wolverhampton

Wed

8.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Wed

15.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Thurs

16.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

MA112

Wolverhampton

Wed

22.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Wed

29.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Thurs

30.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

MA112

Wolverhampton

Wed

5.8.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Sat

08.8.2015

09:00 - 13:00

WN216

Walsall

Wed

12.8.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

Walsall

Wed

19.8.2015

17.00 – 19.00 WN111 Walsall

Wed

26.8.2015

17.00 – 19.00 WN111 Walsall