Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE)
The Department of Education, within the School of Education and Social Work, offers free Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, French, Spanish and English to anyone with a conditional place on an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme.
SKE courses are intended to boost teacher trainees' subject knowledge prior to ITT to enable successful progression to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). They are particularly useful for those whose academic background omits aspects of their SKE specialist subject at a level necessary for teaching it in secondary schools. The courses will appeal to candidates about to embark on middle years and/or secondary School Direct, School Direct (salaried), PGCE or SCITT maths and science programmes.