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Subject Knowledge Enhancement in Mathematics

Our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) in Mathematics course options allow teaching applicants and students the ability to develop their skills and knowledge ready for their professional career.

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Knowledge enhancement

Enhance your skills and knowledge in mathematics ready for your teaching career


To be eligible for this course you need to have a conditional offer for a postgraduate secondary maths teacher training course.

You should apply for these courses in the normal way through UCAS.

At 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. You then need to make an application for a funded place with an SKE provider which is subject to Department for Education funding approval.

Feel the support of our expert staff

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

Do I need to have studied Mathematics before?

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 is more important.

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

Costs and funding

The course is fully-funded and there are no fees to pay.

You could also receive a weekly bursary of £175 per week, subject to continued Government funding.

How do I apply?

You cannot apply directly for the SKE course. Instead, you should apply through UCAS for a secondary maths teacher training course such as a traditional university based PGCE course, indicating in your personal statement that you are interested in completing the SKE.

Contact us

For further information on our SKE course, please contact Karen Nanson on 01243 812103 or at k.nanson@chi.ac.uk.

For more details about our PGCE Secondary Mathematics programme, visit our PGCE Secondary Mathematics course page or contact Jeremy Smith on 01243 812069 or at j.smith@chi.ac.uk.

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