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Skills Tests

You will need to pass a skills test in numeracy and literacy before you begin your course with us.

These are core skills that all teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools.

These are in addition to you meeting the entry requirements of the course (including a grade C/4 in Maths and English)

They give you realistic questions that are designed to replicate the kind of things you will be expected to do as a teacher

They are computerised and can be taken at learndirect skills test approved test centres throughout the UK. The test centre in Sheffield is at Learn Direct on Furnival Gate.

You can find more information about the skills tests at the Get into teaching website.

Or you can call learndirect's helpdesk from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm on 0300 303 9613 or email them at