Reading Skills Test

Timing: 10 minutes

The reading skills test was developed to provide a series of reading comprehension exercises that aim to cover the competence levels typically required when studying at NVQ levels 2 and 3 levels. In addition, detailed research was conducted looking at the type of information typically required within most NVQ/SVQ curriculums.

There was clear consensus about the criteria and subject matter used to evaluate and understand a person’s literacy. These themes have been introduced in the questions within the reading skills test.

These are:

  • Understanding dates, records and numbers
  • Understanding time and information using tables
  • Reading health and safety information