Hi guys, Just wanted to say I am elated that I passed all my skills test finally. I had passed ICT and English quite quickly and had struggled with Maths. It was third time lucky. It is such a weight off my mind and I urge everyone to get them out the way ASAP. Saying that I know it can be easier said than done so below I've added a few (unofficial) tips to help all of you. They may not work but it (eventually) worked for me. English Practice reading un-punctuated text and add in the correct punctuation. Pracice "common" spellings such as receive, colleague. When you're doing the test, go with your first instinct and try not to over think things. Sometimes you can look at a word so much that it doesn't make sense anymore. ICT I passed this test and I did not complete it all. There are 4 parts (Excel, PowerPoint, Email and Internet) and I only got part way through part 3. You have to work quite quickly on this test I found and I am quite good with ICT. The tasks are all the same so familarise yourself with them e.g. adding slides, attaching, changing font etc. ONLY PRACTICE ON THE TDA PRACTICE TEST AS THE LAYOUT IS DIFFERENT! Maths This brings a tear to my eye but thumbs up to me for passing. You don't need to get all questions correct to pass so if you don't know an answer, move on and go back later. I did not use the tda practice test as I found it more difficult. I studied from a book (Pass your numeracy skills test) and then applied the knowledge. Heard the saying "Jack of all trades, master of none"? I would say focus on learning key knowedge. My main key topics were graphs and data. I definitely would advise learning this because when they come up they tend to carry several marks. Also learn how to find/convert percentages and fractions becasue there are always questions these questions. Finally learn how to use the calculator. It sounds simple but sometimes you can get a loooong question that requires you to do more than one calculation. Know what order to do things in. Hope this helps. Any questions?