81 London Street, Reading, RG1 4QA

0118 950 4548


All Hands
All Hands
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
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One to One Tutoring
One to One Tutoring
After School Club
After School Club
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Painting by Students
Test Centre
Test Centre
Room to Hire
Room to Hire

Learn at Your Pace

Are You Looking for:

  • ACCA, PearsonVUE, Prometric, Certiport, Kryterion certification?
  • One-to-One (SEN) tutoring, After school & Holiday study club?
  • Qualifications in Maths, English or ICT?
  • Work in local schools, as teacher or assistant?
  • Office space in Reading town centre for meetings & training?
  • A volunteering opportunity to improve your CV?
  • Revision support for upcoming exams for your child?

Contact SPARK  by email: events@sparkeducare.org

Functional skills qualifications in Maths, English & ICT open doors into Employment or Further Education. You CHOOSE WHEN to sit your tests at SPARK Test centre!!  There is No waiting.    We are closed as follows:    April 3rd to 9th,   May 4th & 25th,   July 25th to 23rd August,   31st August 2015.


Welcome to SPARK Test centre, a private, wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of Educational Testing Service, pioneered large-scale Tutoring and computerized testing with more than 5 years’ experience.  At SPARK success, comfortable and efficient candidate certifications are our aim in all we do. 

 We are dedicated to deliverying certification excellence.   Our goal is to ensure our resources remain up-to-date and conform to all relevant requirements, regulations or any upcoming standards and technological innovations.  Candidates are encouraged to use our resources to achieve certification in IT, Accountancy, English and Mathematics.  Impact your lives with certifications at SPARK.

We have partnered with ACCA, Pearson VUE, Prometric, Kryterion, Certiport and Pearson EDI, the world's leading online computer-based testing and assessment providers to add to the list of many services we offer.
Our location is ideal for this service - a 12 minutes walk from Reading train station, which in turn is just 25 minutes from London Paddington, 15 minutes from Slough and 5 minutes from Maidenhead. With the London Heathrow railway link to Reading project in mind, Paris and other parts of the world get closer to the SPARK Test Centre.  SPARK provides the right blend of face-to-face guidance, expertise, execution and customer service to our clients.

Functional Skills - Maths, English and ICT

 Functional Skills qualifications can open doors for you into higher education, improve your employment opportunities and can increase learners' choices for study or work.    We support private, external, home-study and mature candidate wanting to achieve recognised qualifications in Maths, English and ICT at Entry levels 1, 2, 3, Level 1 and 2?

Do you need Maths or Englsih certification for admission to University or College? Would you like to progress in your Career? 
Do you wish to improve your Maths grade for your file at work?
Does your employer require you to provide your Maths or English qualification?
Does your University require Maths or English qualification?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above - choose the SPARK Test Centre, Reading, RG1 4QA to take your test.
We are here to help you.   Take your Test whenever you are ready!!

Do you need tutoring before your exam?

We are able to offer flexible One-to-One or small group of friends/colleagues/family tutoring whenever you are FREE to attend.

How soon can you get your exam Results?

The Edexcel Functional Skills are on a 4 week turn-around. 

Please see link for more information: 


We are open Monday to Saturday, giving candidates the flexibility to timetable their tests on any day of each week.

Mon - Wed: 8 am to 12 pm;  Thur - Sat: 9 am to 4 pm.

Please contact us to confirm opening times for Life in the UK tests and the Skills tests.  These differ periodically!

On Car Parking:

Parking is available behind the building @ £2 for your test duration.

If you wish to reserve FREE car parking, Contact us by email to book your Test at no extra cost.  Guaranteed car parking reserved as a thank you.

Book your Pearson VUE Test through SPARK

SPARK makes booking your Pearson VUE Test Hassle-FREE. When ready to take your test, email us with your details.
Leave the rest for us at no extra cost.
Experts and friendly staff, here to help you. We are now open Mon-Sat to better serve you.

Send us an email to book your Pearson VUE Test and reserve  FREE car parking on site.  Our phone lines are not manned when tests are in session.

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Academic Booster Facility

Our aim is to boost academic achievement for all. We have the resources and gained experience over the years to cover all of the Thames Valley by providing One-to-One tutoring in a wide range of core curriculum subjects and vocational qualifications with end of course assessments.

Due to our flexibility, we are comfortable delivering at client's home, school, hospital, office environment or school.
At SPARK, we believe that One-to-One tutoring is the most effective approach to teach practical life skills to young people, talented or with SEND.