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Subject Knowledge Enhancement in Mathematics (SKE)

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Bognor Regis campus

8 or 16-week online course

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SKE graduate
Thank you for everything over the last 20 weeks. I have learnt so much and have grown in confidence. Along the way I have met some great people and hopefully lifelong friends. It was not just about subject knowledge it was about the whole person, looking deeper into yourself and having the self-belief that you can be successful with teaching maths to the next generation.

Course content

Course overview

The Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) in Mathematics is an online, 8 or 16-week course designed for people who are about to start a secondary maths postgraduate teacher training course. 

The course is managed by experienced, knowledgeable practitioners with extensive school teaching experience who are based at a university that is renowned for being a professional and friendly learning community.

Course eligibility

To be eligible for this course you need to have a conditional offer for a postgraduate secondary maths teacher training course. This includes PGCE and School Direct routes.  You should apply for these courses in the normal way through UCAS Teacher Training.  At the interview, an assessment will be made of your current skills and subject knowledge, and if your interviewers think you need to complete SKE this will be a condition of your offer.  Acceptance on this SKE course would then be automatic (subject to offer conditions and funding eligibility being verified by the University of Chichester).

Typically, a SKE student may have an A level in mathematics and have studied a degree with some mathematical content, but an aptitude and enthusiasm for the subject are more important.

The online modules will cover all of the subject material that you are likely to teach up to GCSE on the 8-week course, as well as areas from A level and beyond on the 16-week course. 

How is the course is funded?

The course is eligible for Government funding, which for this academic year applies from 1st April 2021. This covers course fees, and a bursary payable to the applicant of £175 per week (for a commitment of 25 hours of study).

Applicants can apply anytime from now, but the course cannot start until April, at which point confirmation of conditions will be checked with ITT providers and the bursary applied for from the Government.

Our facilities

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the Bognor Regis campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Also situated in the Learning Resource Centre is the Support and Information Zone to help with any enquiries, over 80 open access work stations and Costa Coffee.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans.

Teaching Resources

Education and teaching resources

Becoming an exceptional teacher means you’ll need to bring your lessons to life. We offer a collection of over 20,000 classroom resources for you to borrow while on placement in schools. Head to the ground floor of the Learning Resource Centre at Bognor Regis campus to see our assortment of materials.

The local area

The local area surrounding the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis Campus including Bognor Regis Beach, Town Centre, The South Downs and West Wittering Beach

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

Both courses are undertaken online and require 25 hours of study per week. Sign-up can occur at any point onwards from January 2021 but study will not be able to commence until April 2021. Online support is provided from University of Chichester mathematics tutors as and when required. There are regular online assessments to be undertaken and passing these is a requirement of continued study.


Additional Costs

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How to apply

If you have an offer for a place on an ITT secondary maths programme starting in September 2021, and completion of a maths SKE is a condition of your offer, you are eligible to apply for our online SKE programme. 

Apply for the 8-week online course

Apply for the 16-week online course

Learn more about this course

For further SKE information please contact Karen Nanson by email or by phone 01243 812103. 

For more details about the PGCE maths programme please contact Jeremy Smith by email or phone 01243 812069.

We will be very happy to answer your questions, advise you, and guide you through the application process.