What are the Professional Skills Test Help Clinics?

Our Professional Skills Test Help Clinics are a series of FREE, online sessions designed to help you prepare for your professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy. Our expert tutors will provide you with guidance and support to give you the confidence you need to pass your exams.

We host three separate sessions covering the literacy test and the two numeracy tests - mental arithmetic and calculator.

You are welcome to register and attend all three….for FREE.


Please be aware that the sessions we run aim to support you in your preparations for the Literacy and Numeracy Professional Skills Tests but attending these clinics does not guarantee that you will successfully pass the Professional Skills Tests.

Benefits of signing up for the Professional Skills Test Help Clinics

By registering for our live, online Professional Skills Test Help Clinics, you can:

  • Sign up to all three sessions and attend them completely FREE!
  • Prepare for your Skills Tests from the comfort of your own home
  • Be guided through example questions by an expert tutor
  • Ask the tutor questions
  • Increase your skills and gain confidence

Best of all, anyone can register for our Skills Test Help Clinics ­– not just those studying on a Tes Institute programme. So why not register today? 

Session delivery

Our Professional Skills Test Help Clinics are delivered through online webinars. Each session will be hosted live by one of our expert tutors, who will guide you through example questions to help you prepare for the tests.

As these sessions are live, you will have the opportunity to ask the tutor questions.

The sessions can last between 1.5 – 2 hours depending on which session you attend. 

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Numeracy Professional Skills Test Help Clinic: Mental arithmetic

Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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Numeracy Professional Skills Test Help Clinic: Calculator

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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Literacy Professional Skills Test Help Clinic

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019

Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm

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When should I take my Professional Skills Tests?

Once you’ve prepared and you feel ready to take the skills tests, you can book a test appointment online.

If you’re on a traditional teacher training route, such as School Direct or University-led PGCE, you will need to take and pass both tests before you can begin your training.

If you are due to begin or have started Tes Institute's Straight to Teaching route, you can take the tests during the programme but will need to pass them both before you can be assessed for QTS at the end of the programme.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses prepare you for teacher training in a shortage subject. Our SKE courses help you to gain the depth of subject knowledge and skills you need to be able to teach your chosen subject, prior to or during your initial teacher training.