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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.

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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.

Courses

Biology

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in biology and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Biology).

Course Length:
8-16 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Chemistry

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in chemistry and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Chemistry).

Course Length:
8-20 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Computing

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in computing and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Computer Science and IT.

Course Length:
8-28 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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English

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in English and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary English.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Mathematics

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in mathematics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Mathematics.

Course Length:
8-28 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Mathematics (Primary Mathematics Specialist)

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in mathematics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 5-11 on this free enhancement course, designed for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Physics

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in physics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with the offer a place on our PGCE in Secondary Science (Physics).

Course Length:
8-20 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Religious Education

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in religious education and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Religious Education.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Online study

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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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Chrissie Byrne at graduation in front of a banner

If you’re someone like me, who wants to teach something they are passionate about but just need to boost your subject knowledge, I’d definitely recommend the SKE pathway at Edge Hill.

Chrissie Byrne

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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].