I have already taken and passed my skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Will these still be valid when I begin my initial teacher training?
Professional skills test passes for applicants to ITT courses remain valid for 3 years. You must start an ITT course within this period. If your ITT course starts beyond the period of validity, you will need to re-take the skills tests.
As of February 2018, candidates will have unlimited attempts to achieve a test pass, and all candidates will be able to book up to three tests, free of charge. A charge will be applied from the fourth test attempt per subject. For more information, please visit http://sta.education.gov.uk/
The DfE have announced proposed changes to the professional skills test for teachers from 2020 – details to be confirmed.