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Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses

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

If you have applied to study one of our Secondary PGCEs in Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics or Physics and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then we have the right subject knowledge enhancement course for you.

if you have applied to study a Secondary PGCE in English, Religious Education or Biology you may be required to complete an Edge Hill Subject Booster Course.

All subject knowledge enhancement courses and subject booster courses are linked below.

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 in your specialist subject.

The SKE course structure and length of study is flexible and varies depending on your individual subject knowledge requirements which we assess during your application. Each two-week unit typically entails 50 hours of learning time, with a blend of taught input and supported self-study.

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