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Candidates who previously required special arrangements in a test or public exam can request the same for the professional skills tests for trainee teachers.
There are different versions of the tests to cater for different needs. Evidence must be available to support any request for adaptations, including the following:
Please ensure the correct application form is submitted: one form is for trainees who are already on ITT courses that started before 1 July 2013; the other is for pre-entry applicants to ITT. Submitting the incorrect form will lead to delays in processing the application.
Requests for 25% extra time do not require an application form or evidence to be submitted, although the Department for Education reserves the right to request proof that candidates require special arrangements. Candidates can apply for 25% extra time when registering online for the skills tests.
For special arrangements beyond 25% extra time, an application form and evidence, in the form of a medical report, SENCO or educational psychologist’s report, is required.
For information and advice about evidence required for different provisions, contact the special arrangements team at the skills test helpline.
When registering online for the skills tests, you must state that you require special arrangements when prompted.
Candidates can apply for 25% extra time when registering online for the skills tests. For all other special arrangements, tests can only be booked by contacting the skills test helpline.
Note: Do not book a standard test online first if you are booking special arrangements through the helpline.
Skills test helpline: Special arrangements team
The helpline is open on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.
Telephone: 0845 450 8867
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