Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Discover our fully funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses, available to applicants with a Teacher Training Programme offer beginning in September.

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What are Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses?

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses help to get you into teaching by improving your knowledge of a subject area. If your degree isn't in the subject area you want to teach, or you want to transfer your professional experience into a teaching context, then an SKE course might be perfect for you. 

Our personalised online SKE courses are highly flexible, supportive and can be completed at your pace. Our passionate and responsive tutors have years of experience supporting trainee teachers, and our 4-week modules can be combined part-time or full-time to meet your specific learning needs; with tutor sessions and deadlines scheduled to fit with your commitments.

Get in touch to find out more about taking one of our SKE courses. 

At Sussex we’ve been delivering online SKE courses for over a decade, and we were one of the pioneers of school-based teacher training more than 40 years ago. Today, we are a leading provider of SKE and Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes in the UK. As a Sussex Online SKE student you will benefit from our teacher training expertise and leading research in education and pedagogy.

Why is subject knowledge important in teaching?

Your SKE course covers the essential subject knowledge. Unlike other SKE providers, we tailor your learning to the exam board or curriculum specifications of your placement School. This means you arrive on placement exceptionally well-prepared. You will gain familiarity with students’ common misconceptions and how key subject concepts are sequenced across lessons. All our courses are fully aligned with the government’s new Core Curriculum Framework. On a Sussex Online SKE you gain teaching knowledge beyond the textbook.

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