Give your trainees a head start with SKE

100% online Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for your trainee teachers

As School Direct schools, SCITT or HEI you can help your trainee teachers prepare for teacher training and increase their subject confidence with an online subject knowledge enhancement course from TES Institute. 

Available in Biology, Chemistry, Computing, French, Geography, German, Maths, Physics and Spanish, these courses are ideal for any potential candidates who may lack confidence in their subject knowledge and they can be completed before or during their teaching course. 


Recruit better candidates to your initial teacher training course

Widen your pool of initial teacher training course candidates by recruiting people with non-specific subject degrees, weaker subject knowledge or lower degree classifications by recommending that they complete an SKE course before or during their initial teacher training. 

An online subject knowledge enhancement course from TES Institute will:

  • Prepare your trainees for your initial teacher training course
  • Give them a comprehensive understanding of their subject
  • Build the skills that they need to become an outstanding teacher
  • Provide them with inspiration for the classroom

Available course funding

SKE course funding is available to your trainees once they have recieved a conditional offer of a place on your initial teacher training course. This SKE funding will by paid by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, and will be processed by TES Institute. 

Subject knowledge and pedagogy

Whilst TES Institute’s online SKE courses focuses on improving your trainee’s subject knowledge, it will also help them to build up the tools and techniques that they need to understand how they would teach the subject in a classroom environment.

Regular programme start dates

SKE programmes are available each month until end of March 2017, and range from 8-32 weeks depending on the subject. Contact our enrolment team for further information and start dates.

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"We had a number of applications from individuals with the potential to become outstanding teachers but who lacked some subject knowledge.

This course is an ideal solution to that problem and the course feedback provided by TES Institute has ensured our teacher training is focused and highly effective."

Phil Bray, North East London Teaching Alliance