Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) resource centre

This is where you can find all of the resources that you need to promote SKE in your university, school, group or partnership.

If you require anything else from the team, please use the online form opposite or call the team on 0203 194 3200.

Upcoming start dates and application deadlines

SKE application deadline SKE start date
27th April 14th May
1st June 18th June
29th June 16th July
27th July 13th August


If your trainees are ready to apply now, you can share this link with them and ask them to fill in an application form under 'get advice'. 

Benefits of SKE 

Our online SKE courses help initial teacher training providers, universities and School Direct partnerships by:

  • Widening your pool of potential candidates to include those with lower subject knowledge, a non-specific subject degree or lower classification of degree
  • Helping you to recruit more trainees in shortage subjects that are difficult to recruit for

"The past few years have seen us achieving our highest ever levels of employment and trainee teacher outcomes. We feel that one of the key contributors to this has been our developing partnership with SKE and Tes Institute" Stuart Russell- Kent and Medway training

As a result of our SKE courses your postgraduate trainee will:

  • Achieve a better understanding and knowledge of their subject
  • Build some of the skills they need to become an outstanding teacher
  • Develop ideas and activities that they can use in the classroom

"I'm no longer focusing as a student, but rather how to teach a student"- Izzy Perrin, Maths SKE

Case studies and videos

We have produced a number of case studies that can be found here by selecting 'Subject Knowledge Enhancement' from the drop down menu. A selection of teachers, trainees and SCITT directors have shared their experiences about the programme, which may provide some context into how SKE can be used to help your trainee teacher recruitment. ​

Got a question?

Submit a request here and someone from the team will be in touch.

Toolkits and guides

You can download copies of our Marketing toolkit, SKE guide for ITT providers and SKE trainee journey below. 

SKE trainee journey

Promoting your ITT programme

A guide to SKE for ITT providers


Latest SKE updates

Here you can view the most recent editions of our SKE newsletter, giving you important updates to SKE:

Edition Six

Edition Five

Edition Four

SKE blogs

View our SKE blog section here, covering frequently asked questions from funding to checkpoint reports.