Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are for pre-Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students who are in need of development of subject knowledge before starting ITT. All courses aim to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of their subject needed to teach the school curriculum in their subject area. They are for those starting PGCE, School Direct Tuition and School Direct Salaried courses
What happens on the course?
Sessions will explore the practical aspects of computing such as:
•Learning visual programming languages (e.g. Scratch/BYOB, Alice, Kodu);
•Learning to program in Python (procedural language);
•Learning to program in Visual Basic .NET (object oriented language);
•Learning about the nature and characteristics of assembly language and other
low level languages via software such as ‘Little Man Computer’
•learning to create ‘apps’ using MIT AppInventor;
•Learning principles of electronics for programming control devices like the
Arduino, and developing a working control project that involves using both
electronic components and writing code to control them.
We are a long-standing, successful provider of SKE and carefully match teaching and content to the needs of those starting ITE courses.
Course tutors are experienced teachers and experts in their subject areas.
We believe in supporting participants to achieve the level of success they require
School Direct and SKITT providers will be supported in their application for funding from the NCTL
What skills will you gain?
To have gained sufficient subject knowledge and understanding related to the school curriculum in your subject area to begin teacher training.
have discussed starting an ITE course with a training provider in the SKE subject for which they are applying.
not already hold qualified teacher status
have agreement from their ITE provider that they should attend
Once you have submitted your application, your eligibility will be considered by the university.
· In the case of School Direct and external applicants, your intended ITE provider will be contacted to confirm their support.
· You will then be notified of your acceptance on the SKE course (subject to confirmation of funding from the DfE) and provided with the information you need before you start the course.
Course fees and finance
In most cases subject to eligibility, the fees for these courses are paid by the DfE and therefore they are free for participants. Please see the Subject Knowledge Enhancement webpage for further details
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.