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Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses

Edge Hill University offers a number of free Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses for Secondary PGCE and Primary Mathematics Specialist PGCE applicants.

If you have applied to study one of our Secondary PGCEs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and IT, English, Mathematics, Physics or Religious Education, or our Primary Mathematics Specialist PGCE, and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then we have the right course for you.

Successful completion of an SKE course may form part of the conditions of an offer of a place on the corresponding PGCE. The SKE programmes identify areas for development and provide a range of opportunities for additional study tailored to your individual needs.

For Secondary Biology, Secondary Chemistry, Secondary Computer Science, Secondary Mathematics and Secondary Physics, the SKE course structure and length of study is flexible and varies depending on your individual subject knowledge requirements. Each two-week unit typically entails 50 hours of learning time, with a blend of face-to-face sessions, online learning and supported self-study.

For Secondary English, Secondary Religious Education and Primary Mathematics Specialist, the SKE course is eight weeks for all students.

When applying for any of our SKE courses, you will be required to read the attached document.

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Syara Bano

The course strengthened not only my subject knowledge, but the crucial skills and confidence I needed to succeed as a teacher.

Syara Bano

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Hina Suleman student profile

I would recommend everyone to consider joining the subject knowledge enhancement course regardless of their background as it provides you with a refresh of all the core concepts. It helps you become familiar with the curriculum more closely before you start your PGCE.

Hina Suleman

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course, Secondary PGCE

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Contact us

If you have any questions you would like to ask about our Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses, please call 01695 584877 or email [email protected].