Changes to the professional skills tests

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The Department for Education has announced that from 14 February 2018, there will be changes to the professional skills tests, and all of these benefit you!

  • You’ll be able to take unlimited resits, and will no longer be locked out for two years if you don’t pass. Candidates who were locked out have had the lock removed.
  • You can attempt both the numeracy and literacy tests three times, free of charge. A charge will only be applied from the fourth test attempt for each subject.
  • If you took one – or both – of the above tests for a second or third time between 24 October 2017 and 14 February 2018, you’ll be entitled to a full refund.

Refunds will be issued automatically by 31 March 2018. If you haven’t received a refund by then, call learndirect on 0300 303 9613 and they can look in to this.

Need more advice on the professional skills tests? Check out our blog post or the Get Into Teaching website for more information.

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