QTS Professional Skills Tests

Passing the professional skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy is one of the standards that all trainee teachers in England have to meet before they can be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by their provider of initial teacher training.

Note: Trainees in the 2012/13 cohort will still need to take and pass these tests during their PGCE year. For the 2013/14 cohort onwards, the QTS tests will be taken at the point of application to the programme.


The nearest QTS Test Centre to St Luke's is located at:

Pearson Professional Centres
Renslade House, Suite 2
Bonhay Road
Exeter, EX4 3AY

Contact Information

For any queries relating to the Professional Skills Tests please contact:

Teaching Agency Skills Test Candidate Helpdesk on 0845 450 8867

or visit the Professional Skills Tests pages of the Teaching Agency website

Useful Websites

These links will take you to the relevant sections from Department for Education's Teaching Agency website:

Professional Skills Tests

Literacy Skills Test

Numeracy Skills Test