Our SKE for teachers programme will help you to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of your subject and associated specialist pedagogy
  • Develop critical reflection skills
  • Gain confidence in teaching your chosen subject
  • Get experience of action research and evaluating impact on pupil progress
  • Discover innovative ideas, techniques and activities to use in the classroom

Who can enrol?

If you’re an in-service teacher looking to gain subject confidence or train to teach a second or third subject and you’re able to teach at least two lessons (towards the end of the course) in your chosen subject, this course could be perfect for you. Courses are currently available in:

Biology Geography
Chemistry German
Computing Maths
English Physics
French Spanish


How is the programme delivered?

Our SKE courses are delivered 100% online so you can fit learning around your existing school and personal commitments. Each programme is made up of approximately 15 on-demand sessions, designed by teachers for teachers, to provide you with relevant and engaging content and lesson ideas.

Your pathway tutor

You’ll be appointed a subject specialist pathway tutor who will mentor and work with you to agree a learning plan, coach your subject knowledge and skill development, provide you with hints and tips to try in the classroom and give you regular formative feedback.


Your subject knowledge will be assessed throughout your SKE course. There are compulsory SKE assessment points to ensure that you’re engaging with the programme and making good progress.

The final task involves you planning two lessons, teaching them, providing feedback from pupils and writing a self-reflected, detailed evaluation of your own lesson. This evidence will be reviewed and assessed by your pathway tutor.

Course fees and funding

The fee for our SKE for teachers programme is £1,250 excluding VAT.

Course start dates

Application Deadline  Start Date
16 November 2020 23 November 2020
04 January 2021 11 January 2021
21 February 2021 01 March 2021
19 April 2021 26 April 2021
31 May 2021 07 June 2021
28 June 2021 05 July 2021
20 September 2021 27 September 2021

Subject Knowledge Enhancement For Teachers