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    Free numeracy workshops for candidates to initial teacher training

Multiply your chances

Free workshops to help you through the ITT numeracy professional skills test.

We are very glad to offer you the support of free workshops to help you with your numeracy professional skills test.

All trainee teachers, including those applying for Early Years Teacher Status and School Direct, have to pass the professional skills tests in numeracy. However after 2019, these tests are no longer required.

The test is designed to ensure you have a good grasp of mental and written arithmetic and written data, covering topics such as time, fractions, percentages, money and averages.

For some of you, this may sound daunting - it may be some time since you carried out formal mathematics, there might be topics on which you are less secure, or you may simply be rusty and need to build your confidence.

Our friendly, approachable team are here to support you in this key part of your journey towards becoming a teacher. You will come to our beautiful London Road campus and develop your skills in a welcoming, supportive environment.


Please visit the numeracy skills tests website for details and attempt the first sample test. If you feel after trying this that you would benefit from a workshop, then please use the link below to book a place.


No further dates, as the skills tests are not required after 2019.


Venue: London Road campus - Building L22
Cost: Free
For any enquiries, email


read more about the Professional skills tests

Visit our information page for further information and links to the tests.

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