Information for Astra trainees 2019-20

Newsletters for our 2019-20 Astra trainees can be found below:



If you are intending to apply for a Student Loan for your course fees/maintenance, the 2019/20 Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales services are now open for applications.  Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, ideally by  24th May for new students- see link here.

Please also see our Bursaries and Funding page for further information about bursaries and scholarships. 

Skills Tests

Information regarding the Skills Tests can be found here:, and also in the link here. Specific information about each test, including practice papers, can be found in these links:  Numeracy and Literacy. There are also various on-line means of support eg, or on YouTube.

You can only take your skills tests once you have evidence of having submitted your UCAS Teacher Training application. You can book the tests in advance, as long as your application is submitted before you attend the test centre. Without your UCAS Track welcome email, or correspondence from a training provider confirming your application, you will be rejected at the test centre.