Secondary English 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 English. You will cover a range of relevant subject knowledge content to prepare you to teach at key stages 3, 4 and 5. 

This course combines taught sessions with distance learning across the eight weeks. This allows time for carefully chosen reading in preparation for taught sessions which will cover: a chronology of English literature and language; grammar required to teach the National Curriculum; key authors and movements in English literature; key non-fiction texts; language change and development.

English SKE Monday 2nd July 2018 - Friday 24th August 2018 Apply Here

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