Don’t let subject knowledge hold you back from becoming a teacher
Gaps in subject knowledge, or lack of a degree in that subject, should not stop you from applying for teacher training. Our SKE courses support applicants that may not have a degree or the confidence in their chosen subject area to become a teacher.
If you have applied for a Teaching Apprenticeship, operated by e-Qualitas Teacher Training, or any other Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme, your offer of a place may be conditional on you completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course first.
We have courses available in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The length of the course can vary from 8 or 12-weeks depending on your needs. Our courses are delivered online with a new course starting each week, meaning there are no barriers for you to get started immediately.
There are several reasons why you may be asked to complete an SKE course, including:
- Your degree wasn’t in your chosen subject area
- You studied your chosen subject at A level, but not to degree level at university
- You have relevant professional experience, but you need guidance on how to teach your knowledge in line with the curriculum
Eligibility & funding
You can complete our SKE courses if you have received a conditional offer from the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme or any other ITT provider.
All SKE courses, regardless of length, are fully funded by the Department for Education. You will not pay any tuition fees and you may receive a training bursary of £200 per week throughout the course.
Your £175 per week bursary is paid to you on the condition that a module consisting of 25 hours of study is completed each week, as outlined in the DfE SKE Funding manual.
CLAIM YOUR GUARANTEED PLACE ON SKE
By completing this form you will reserve a place on an SKE course. We’ll be in touch to discuss your course options.