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There are no set entry requirements but applicants will need good standards of literacy, numeracy and IT skills. The Sun (2016)Our schools produce too few young people with good literacy and numeracy skills. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their craft demanded literacy and numeracy as much as culinary knowledge. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Office administration skills and numeracy are key requirements. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Our education system is focused on literacy and numeracy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Business leaders had complained that too many youngsters leave school without basic numeracy and literacy skills. The Sun (2011)Ofsted inspectors found that between a third and two thirds of offenders had poor literacy and numeracy skills. Times, Sunday Times (2009)British companies are always complaining that there are not enough workers with the necessary literacy and numeracy skills. The Sun (2015)He says that secondary staff lack the training to teach basic numeracy and literacy which is what such pupils need. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If that means teaching some basic numeracy or literacy skills, then so be it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Education inspectors in Scotland claimed last week that many newly qualified teachers are ill equipped to teach basic literacy and numeracy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If they failed the test they would be required to take a four-week course to acquire basic reading, writing and numeracy qualifications. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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