This 24-week fast track course will boost your maths knowledge so that you are able to teach maths up to A Level. To join the Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course, you should already have received a conditional offer for initial teacher training – or you should at least be considering an application for it.
Typically, you should have already received a conditional offer for initial teacher training (ITT) – or you should at least be considering an application for it. Our course ends in July so that you are ready for ITT in September.
For Home/EU students, there is no tuition fee and you will be paid a bursary while you are studying on the course.
You will cover areas such as geometry, calculus, statistics, mechanics, patterns and equations as well as common errors and misconceptions in mathematics. At the initial interview, we will advise you whether this 24-week fast track course is suitable for you or whether an alternative course would be better for your circumstances.
Once you have successfully completed the SKE course and your initial teacher training, your career prospects will be very good. There is a national shortage of mathematics teachers and there are excellent job prospects, both in the North East and throughout the country.
Reports on our provision by external examiners have been very positive. Comments include: “It is clear that the course remains very successful in preparing candidates appropriately for their subsequent teacher training course”.
Watch trainee teachers and a subject knowledge enhancement coordinator explain what a subject knowledge enhancement course is: