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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.

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.

To book your place or ask any questions, please email us.


This initial taster session will ease you into preparing for your skills test. You will understand the process, become familiar with the style and format of the tests, and go away confident to begin tackling your preparation with advice and guidance to get you started.

Open to: anyone applying to an ITT programme


  • Wednesday 18 July 2018 18:30-20:00

Venue: London Road campus
Cost: Free
Book your place here
For any enquiries, email


These workshops are designed for those needing a little more help in passing their numeracy skills tests.

With two linked sessions you will work through tricky areas, build your fluency and increase your confidence in tackling the mental arithmetic questions.

Open to: anyone who has accepted a place on a University of Reading postgraduate ITT programme and made one attempt at the skills test


  • Tuesday 10 July 18:30-20:00  and Wednesday 18 July 18:30-20:00 

Venue: London Road campus
Cost: Free
Book your place here

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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