Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses offer the chance brush up on the subject you want to teach before you start training. You may have studied the subject at A level but not university, for example. These teachers all took advantage of SKE courses, which are available in biology, geography, maths, physics, chemistry, computing, design and technology, and languages.
Building the confidence to teach
Mia Webb, maths teacher
By taking an SKE course, Mia not only got the opportunity to train to teach the subject she loves – she also got a valuable insight into understanding the syllabus from the perspective of a teacher, rather than a student. This set her up to start teacher training with complete confidence.
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From soldier to maths teacher
Alexander Agyapong, trainee teacher
After leaving the armed forces, Alexander started working as a teaching assistant. After colleagues encouraged him to pursue a career in teaching, he started a six-month maths SKE course with the support of a bursary to help him through. He now relishes the opportunity to make the subject exciting and fun for pupils.
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Get up to speed with subject knowledge enhancement
Wahida Hamid, computing trainee
It’d been several years since her graduation when Wahida decided to change her career to teaching – so she knew she’d need to brush up on her subject knowledge. An SKE course gave her all the confidence she needed to start teaching the new computing curriculum in an exciting time of development for the subject.
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Strengthen your subject knowledge
Darren Wilkinson, physics trainee
Darren explains how his SKE course gave him the chance to learn from highly experienced physics teachers. This not only set him up to start his teacher training, it also gave him the chance to take control of his future development as a teacher. Find out how SKE helped him get into teaching.
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Increasing your skills to teach
Ami Henderson, languages trainee
Trainee teacher Ami Henderson explains how completing an SKE opened the door to a career teaching languages.
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Change career to teaching
30 November 2020 - 18:00
Considering changing career to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Join this online Q&A event where our panel of experts will discuss the different options available to help you retrain and experiences of the obstacles faced when changing career.
Teacher training options
02 December 2020 - 11:30
Looking for a career with a real purpose? Join this online Q&A event to find out more about teaching as a career and the different options you can take to qualify as a teacher in England. Our panel of experts will help you decide which option is best for you and provide lots of advice to kick-start your new career.
Return to teaching
07 December 2020 - 18:30
Considering a return to teaching? Not sure about the next step? Join this online Q&A event where our panel of experts will discuss the different options available to help you return, answering questions on preparing your application and finding vacancies.
Financial support for teacher training
09 December 2020 - 11:30
Join this online Q&A event to find out about the range of financial incentives and support available to help fund your teacher training. Our panel of experts will answer all of your questions about bursaries, scholarships and salaried School Direct courses. We'll also discuss the eligibility criteria for bursaries and scholarships, and how to apply for financial support.