Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Who is SKE for?

If you want to teach a subject but you are not sure if your subject knowledge is up to scratch, we can point you in the direction of a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. This could be because your degree wasn't in your chosen subject, but it was closely related, or you have an A level in the subject. An SKE will allow you to build up or refresh your existing knowledge. EAST SCITT may identify SKE as a need, and potentially in a few circumstances may make it a condition to any offer made to you in respect to acceptance on to one of our programmes.

Eligible Subjects

SKE courses are currently free for shortage subjects such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Design & Technology, Computing, Geography, Primary Maths, Modern Foreign Languages (French, German or Spanish) and Religious Education. They come with a bursary to support you while you study. However please note the Department of Education is reviewing their policy on SKE, so it may be a case that you will need to finance any SKE activity. EAST SCITT will update potential applicants accordingly of any changes, once announced.

How SKE programmes are provided

SKE courses can vary in terms of duration, from an 8 week refresher or booster programme through to a 28 week programme, and can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. All SKE programmes must be completed before qualified teacher status can be awarded.

SKE courses can be:

  • completed before or alongside ITT courses
  • offered online, through distance learning, face-to-face or a mixture of these approaches

Who we recommend

We recommend the SKE courses with Eureka Online College as they offer courses which can be completed online meaning your learning will take place at home and you can fit your studies in with your personal and professional commitments.

If you would like to learn more about SKE please click on the link below:

You can only register for a SKE course once you have accepted a place on a teacher training course.