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. Registration and booking for the skills tests will be available from 17 September 2012 via the Department for Education website.

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.

Professional Skills Test support sessions

If you have applied to the University of Wolverhampton, join us for a free Professional Skills Test support session. All sessions are hosted on the Walsall campus in the Samuel Johnson building, rooms as detailed below. 

Booking a place

Please note that booking a place on Professional Skills support sessions is essential, please contact education-enquiries@wlv.ac.uk and provide your name and address and which support session you would like to attend.

Literacy Professional Skills support sessions

Date

Time

Room

16.12.2014

17.00 – 19.00

WN202

6.1.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN216

13.1.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN216
20.1.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN216
27.1.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN216
3.2.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
10.2.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
17.2.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
24.2.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
3.3.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
10.3.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
17.3.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
24.3.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
14.4.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
21.4.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
28.4.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
5.5.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
12.5.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
19.5.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213
26.5.2015 17.00 – 19.00 WN213

Numeracy Professional Skills support sessions

Date

Time

Room

17.12.2014

17.00 – 19.00

WN110

7.1.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN110

14.1.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN110

21.1.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN110

28.1.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN110

4.2.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

11.2.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

18.2.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

25.2.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

4.3.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

11.3.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

18.3.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

25.3.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

15.4.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

22.4.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

29.4.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

6.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

13.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

20.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

27.5.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

3.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

10.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

176.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

24.6.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

1.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

8.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

15.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

22.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

29.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

5.7.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

12.8.2015

17.00 – 19.00

WN111

19.8.2015

17.00 – 19.00 WN111

26.8.2015

17.00 – 19.00 WN111