If you are looking to take the test in Liverpool, you’ll be happy to know you have a number of options. As I’ve already mentioned there are hundreds of schools offering the Test for Practitioners (TTP) course, and many offer it online too. This article intends to explain how you can take this test and what to expect afterwards. But first, let’s look at why it’s important to get an idea of what this course involves.
It is important to make sure that you understand exactly what will be on the Test for Practitioners. There will be multiple choice questions that cover the main subjects, and depending on the provider you may be asked to answer graphs and questions too. They are designed to simulate real life situations you might find yourself in, so it’s important to be prepared. It is also worth checking if your school has a TTP guide as it should give you guidance on how you should prepare for it.
The actual Test for Practitioners is given in classrooms, and not in laboratories. Most students are shown a large scale map of the country shown from west to east, and then from north to south. They will be asked to trace where the sun is at certain times, as well as to identify different geographical features. Once they have done that, they will move on to identifying plant and animal shapes.
When you take the Test for Practitioners, you will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of the material by answering a range of questions. You will usually do these through a knowledge website. On the knowledge website they will describe what the questions are and give you a suggested answer. You will then be asked to search the internet for any further information you could need. Once you have finished you will be sent your results, which should be emailed to you.
One thing you will have to be careful about is whether your results are passed onto the TESOL team. Many schools do not share their data with the TESOL, so you could be failing, or your results could be missing data. So if you have been requested to take a Test for Practitioners, make sure that you report any issues immediately. Failure to do this could result in your registration being invalidated.
Once you have completed your course you will be provided with a certificate of completion. This will need to be presented at your local education authority, or college. If your college or school has not yet started offering the Test for Practitioners, you may be able to apply for it online. It is worthwhile trying, as you may just find it isn’t your cup of tea!