Subject Knowledge Enhancement programmes
SKE courses are available to those who would like to train to teach a variety of Secondary subjects, including;
- All sciences
- Primary Maths
If you feel you have the potential to be an excellent secondary specialist teacher but that you don't have the right degree to teach a certain subject, our SKE programmes are designed to give you the depth of knowledge you'll need to teach your chosen subject.
Our flexible programmes last up to 24 weeks and are aimed at those who have already been offered a conditional place on a postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT) course, subject to completion of an SKE programme. As a minimum, our SKE programmes are the equivalent of eight weeks' full-time study. Some are longer depending on whether you need to top up your subject knowledge or need something more in-depth.
Depending on the individual programme, you can study all in one go as a full-time programme, or spread your studies over a longer period part-time, possibly through blended learning, evening sessions or weekends. There is also the option of parallel delivery when an SKE programme can't be completed before your teacher training is due to start.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will continue on to Initial Teacher Training at UEL or another training provider.
You should first apply to an ITT course and receive a Conditional offer. If you qualify for Home fees and meet specific criteria concerning your degree, you may be eligible for a bursary and therefore not have to pay for SKE.
How do I apply for the SKE bursary?
Please ensure you have applied to study an SKE course via one of the subjects and courses available in 2022/23 links below before submitting the SKE Bursary application form as we will not be able to process your bursary application without an SKE course application.
You should then complete the SKE Bursary Application Form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with all required supporting documents for eligibility checks
SKE Bursary application 22-23
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Refer to the bursary guidance notes below for more information.
SKE Guidance Notes 2022-23
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2023/24 academic year SKE trainees; updated information and bursary application form will be available here from mid-January 2024.
Subjects and courses available in 2022/23
- Chemistry (24 weeks) - Apply now
- Chemistry (16 weeks) - Apply now
- Chemistry (8 weeks) - Apply now
- Design and Technology (8 weeks) - Apply now
- Physics (24 weeks) - Apply now
- Physics (16 weeks) - Apply now
- Physics (8 weeks) - Apply now
- Spanish (8 weeks) - Apply now
- Maths (20 weeks) - Apply now
- English (20 weeks) - Apply now
- English (12 weeks) - Apply now
- English (8 weeks) - Apply now
- Computing (12 weeks) - Apply now
- Computing (8 weeks) - Apply now
- Biology - Apply now
- Religious Studies - Apply now
Please apply for the subject and course duration you require to meet the conditions of your ITT offer. Your application will be processed for the next available start date and you will receive an offer lettering confirming the start date.
More courses will be available to apply for in the coming weeks. Please check back to this page to find your course if it's not already listed here.