Subject Knowledge Enhancement
For some secondary subjects, you can take a government sponsored Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. SKE courses are available at universities, schools or other organisations. You are free to use any suitable provider and a full list can be found here on the DfE directory of providers, but IFT recommend:
SKE courses are usually for shortage subjects and can be taken online, in a range of lengths from 8 weeks to 28 weeks (depending on the subject); part-time study options are available. Tax free training bursaries may also be available.
SKE courses are a great way to prepare you for initial teacher training by helping you gain the depth of subject knowledge and skills that you will need to help you teach your chosen subject.
We, therefore, recommend that all our trainees applying to teach a shortage subject, complete an SKE course.
For applicants to shortage subjects who do not have a degree in their chosen teaching subjects the completion of an SKE course will be a condition of their training place offer.
For more information about eligibility for SKE courses and the DfE bursary payments available please visit the DfE subject knowledge enhancement page here,