Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses (SKEs)
What are SKEs?
Who are SKEs for?
What SKE courses are on offer at UWE?
- Design and Technology (8 weeks)
- Mathematics (16 weeks)
- Modern Languages: French (12 weeks)
- Science: Chemistry or Physics (12 weeks)
To be eligible for a SKE course you need:
- to be a graduate
- to demonstrate at interview the necessary attributes for teaching
- ideally to have already gained some recent experience of observing your subject being taught in a UK Secondary school
- to obtain an offer of a place on a teacher training course
Where are they held?
Design and Technology
All Design and Technology trainees will complete all aspects of the SKE (except for Food Technology which is an optional extra but will include L2 Food Safety in Catering Certificate).
The SKE will be tailored to meet individual training needs and all participants will complete an audit to identify specific training needs and the focus of their SKE. A bursary of £200 per week is paid for this SKE.
Modern Languages: French
The Modern Languages: French SKE is designed for those applicants who need to develop their knowledge of French in order to be eligible for a Modern Languages PGCE. For example, you may have limited or no knowledge of French but are fluent in German or Spanish. This is a three month full-time taught SKE course and includes a study visit to France. A bursary of £200 per week is paid for this SKE.
Download the French SKE leaflet for course dates and further information.
Science: Chemistry or Physics
These 12 week courses are structured into 6 modules, 5 of which are distance learning theory based plus the practical module, which is delivered by UWE and requires your attendance. The practical module is two weeks long and is delivered between Monday 14 July and Friday 25 July 2014 by the Department of Education, Frenchay Campus.
A bursary of £200 per week is paid for this SKE.There are significant shortages of teachers of mathematics, physics, chemistry and some shortages in modern languages and design and technology. The Government offers bursaries to attract the best candidates to train to teach these subjectssubjects.
How to apply
To find out the available dates for any of the SKEs, and to apply, please contact the Admissions office:
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83333