Department of Education

SKE Mathematics

These courses are intended for graduates interested in teaching Mathematics at secondary school level but need to develop their subject knowledge in order to do so. It is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and, therefore, free to participants.

Course Leader: Karen Gladwin

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) for Mathematics is available in 8, 12, 16 or 20 week durations courses. It is taught by practitioners who will demonstrate a range of good teaching practices applicable to modern classroom settings. You will learn critical concepts and deepen your understanding of Mathematics, improving your skills through a variety of activities including workshops, seminars, and independent - as well as group - study. 

For more information, see SKE Mathematics 2021.

All courses are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and are therefore free to participants.

Entry requirements

  • A passion for mathematics
  • A strong GCSE pass in mathematics
  • An A/AS level in mathematics for 16 wk SKE or an A Level in mathematics for 12 wk SKE
  • Those without an A/AS level equivalent will be considered on an individual basis
  • A confired place on an Initial Teacher Education course (ie. PGCE or School Direct).

Queries and applications

To apply for a place on a Mathematics SKE course, please complete the SKE Application Form 2021: Mathematics and send it to: