Subject Knowledge Enhancement at St Mary's University

We are delighted to have St Mary's University, Twickenham as our partner this year, offering Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses to science and mathematics trainees with a provisional place on an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme.

SKE courses are intended to boost teacher trainees' subject knowledge prior to ITT to enable successful progression to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). They are particularly useful for those whose academic background omits aspects of their SKE specialist subject at a level necessary for teaching it in secondary schools. The courses are suitable for candidates about to embark on secondary PGCE, School Direct or SCITT science and mathematics programmes.

All of our SKE courses are funded by the NCTL and are therefore free to participants. Additionally, eligible NCTL-funded SKE trainees are entitled to a tax-free bursary. The bursary is dependent on attendance and progression at the required rate.

These popular courses are distance learning with a final practical module for those on science courses that requires attendance at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey. Our courses are rich with online resources that are underpinned by our celebrated interactive videos. Each module comes complete with several videos that are chaptered for lightning fast navigation and include keyword metadata that allows you to search for specific criteria throughout the course for targeted revision.