Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) in Mathematics Certificate of Attendance
- Level(s) of Study: Postgraduate taught / Short course; Non-credit
- Start Date(s): June 2023
- Duration: 7 weeks full-time
- Study Mode(s): Full-time
- Campus: Clifton Campus
Our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) in Mathematics courses will develop your mathematical knowledge to enable you to undertake a PGCE or School Direct Training Programme and train for a career in secondary Mathematics teaching.
This subject knowledge enhancement course is designed for graduates with a degree in a subject other than Mathematics who wish to train as secondary Mathematics teachers. The condition of entry is an offer of a place on an initial teacher training (ITT) course.
The full-time course (200 hours over seven weeks) is intended to support graduates as they develop their breadth and depth of mathematical knowledge before they begin an ITT course which would lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is designed to support mathematical communication skills and the development of the subject knowledge required for teaching mathematics in secondary schools.
SKE courses are fully funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and you will receive a tax free bursary up to £200 per week for the duration of the course (subject to confirmation by DfE).
How you’re taught
The course begins with a Subject Knowledge Audit to determine your current knowledge level and establish your areas that require further development. A final audit takes place at the end of your course to show your progress. Specialist tutors support your progression through the course content and set tasks, and are available to answer your questions throughout your studies.
These flexible courses are tailored to meet your experience and learning needs. Topics cover the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4 (and explore key stage 5), getting you up to speed before you begin your teacher training in September. Our SKE courses are short non-credit bearing courses, with a certificate awarded at the end of your course to provide to your training provider as proof of your successful completion.
Careers and employability
These courses are designed for graduates who wish to train to teach a particular secondary education subject, but do not have sufficient subject knowledge. To be eligible, you must already hold an offer of a place on a postgraduate teacher training course, and the provider offering that place must have made completion of the SKE course a condition of that offer.
Individuals who subsequently successfully complete their teacher training course will then be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, and be ideally placed to pursue a career as a teacher in secondary schools or colleges.
Campus and facilities
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Entry to our SKE courses is available to those who hold the offer of a place on a postgraduate initial teacher training course, and for whom the provider offering that place has made completion of a SKE course a condition of their offer.
Fees and funding
SKE courses are funded by the Department for Education (DfE). Those eligible for the course will receive a tax free bursary of £175 per week for the duration of the course (subject to confirmation by DfE).
How to apply
If an ITT provider makes completion of a SKE course a condition of their offer of a place on an ITT course, then you should contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can provide you with further information and secure your place on your course.