Find information and guidance on the professional skills tests for trainee teachers in literacy and numeracy.
All applicants to Initial Teacher Training need to pass both tests before starting their course.
Trainees who started their training prior to 1 July 2013 need to pass both tests before they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).
Information on the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Multi-page article 08 November 2013
An outline of the ITT criteria, plus supporting documents
Multi-page article 28 October 2013
Frequently asked questions on applying for qualified teacher status (QTS).
FAQ 03 August 2012
Information about the recognition of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status in maintained schools.
General article 08 May 2012