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Subject Knowledge Enhancement

You may be able to do a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your teacher training with us to top up your subject knowledge.

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Who might benefit from Subject Knowledge Enhancement? 

This can help when you have (one or more of the following):

  • finished your degree more than 5 years ago
  • a different but related degree to the subject you want to teach
  • an A level but not a degree in the subject you want to teach
  • an unrelated degree but relevant professional experience
  • studied for a languages degree, but need to develop a second language to an acceptable level for teaching in schools

SKE subjects

SKE courses are currently available in 9 secondary subjects:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • computing
  • design and technology
  • English
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • religious education

You can also do one in primary mathematics.

For more information, visit the DFE Get into Teaching SKE page or contact us on