Teacher Training - Frequently Asked Questions


What if I have been offered a place on a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before starting my ITT training in September 2013? Do I have to pass the skills tests before starting the SKE course?
  No, but you will still be required to have passed the skills tests before you start the ITT course. You will be able to register for the tests from 1st August 2012.
Will I have to have prior knowledge of the teaching profession in order to pass the skills tests?
  No. Although the skills tests are set in the context of a school environment, candidates are not expected to have any knowledge of specific terminology in order to pass the test.
How much will the resits be?
  Resits are charged at £19.25 each. Payment will be required by credit or debit card when booking. Failure to attend a test appointment may result in the loss of fees or your entitlement to a free attempt.
Will there be exemptions from people on benefits?
  There will be no exemptions.