Secondary Biology Subject Knowledge Enhancement 8-week Course

This is a very intensive, 8-week subject knowledge enhancement course for those beginning initial teacher training in Secondary Biology. You will cover a range of relevant school based content at key stage 3, 4 and post 16. 

This course is intended for those preparing to teach Biology. Consequently, it also includes elements of Chemistry and Physics suitable to the areas encountered in secondary teaching.

Biology SKE Thursday 12th July - Wednesday 5th September 2018 Apply Here

SKE-FUNDED-2017-18 COURSE-BROCHURE (PDF 1,449K, Downloads file)

Am I eligible for this SKE course?

To be eligible trainees must:

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


An NCTL bursary is payable to participants if eligible. A training bursary of £200 per week is available for eligible course participants. For further information, please visit the Department of Education website.

Bursary payments are made monthly with the first month in arrears. 

Further information

Sessions take place at the University’s Walsall Campus. Sessions usually run between 9am and 4pm.

School Direct providers and SCITT providers wishing to discuss funding or any other issues associated with this provision please contact us using the details below.


Contact: For SKE enquiries please contact  the SKE Administrator at