Skills tests statistics

Skills test statistics

The statistics available from this page summarise results for the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests. 

Notes on data tables

Until 31 August 2012, candidates who did not pass the skills tests had unlimited opportunities to do so. As a result, totals for different categories in the data tables may vary as not all fields were mandatory at registration.

From 1 September 2012, the number of re-sits allowed was limited to 2 per subject. This applies to all skills tests candidates. Previous unsuccessful attempts did not count towards this limit and the next test taken from 1 September 2012 was classified as a candidate’s first attempt.

If you have any queries regarding these results, please contact us.

Getting help

You can contact the Teaching Information Line on 0800 389 2500 for advice on teacher training more widely, including what’s involved in teacher training; qualification queries; funding options; and arranging school experience. The Teaching Information Line can also help you to check if you’re eligible to receive one-to-one support from a qualified teacher to prepare for the skills tests and get ready for interviews. Alternatively you could visit the Get into Teaching website for more information.