Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses

These courses are designed for applicants who have been offered, or are hoping to gain, a place on a postgraduate Secondary Education Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course in England. SKE programmes are designed for ITT candidates to gain the depth of knowledge needed to train to teach their chosen subject. At interview, your subject knowledge will be assessed and, if you need it, you will be offered a place on a course to develop the subject-specific content that you will require.

Fully Funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses

Short Booster Courses (Non-Funded)

These are available to University Secondary Initial Teacher Education applicants with an offer to start their teacher training in September 2017. We offer courses in the following subjects:

These are shorter courses designed to target specific aspects of subject knowledge in a very intensive manner. They are designed for those who already have substantial subject knowledge but need to address particular areas. They are available for the following subjects:

Biology

Chemistry

Computing

English 

Mathematics

Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish courses)

Physics

Drama (2 day)

English (4 day) 

Physical Education

Psychology (2 day)

 

There is no charge for any of the above courses, and a NCTL bursary is payable to eligible participants.

These involve a charge and do not carry a bursary. For further details please follow the links on the menu. 

Download the SKE/Booster Brochure

 SKE Short 8 week Brochure (PDF 1,315K, Downloads file)

Am I eligible for an SKE course?

To be eligible trainees must:

  • Not be going onto an undergraduate course.
  • Not already hold qualified teacher status.
  • Have agreement from their Initial Teacher Training provider that they should attend.

Further information

For all enquiries please speak to us and call 01902 518803 or e-mail the SKE Administrator at ske@wlv.ac.uk with any questions or to register your interest in pre-ITT SKE courses.