University Of Cumbria Subject Knowledge Enhancement

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University Of Cumbria Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are perfect for those interested in teaching who lack the formal qualifications to take a PGCE. If this sounds like you, find out how you can sign up to our courses below.

What are Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses?

The 28-week course in Mathematics is designed for those wishing to embark on a PGCE in this subject who do not have enough of the subject knowledge in their degree, but who can demonstrate that they have a level of expertise in their chosen subject that could be developed to enable them to teach the subject.

The shorter 8-week courses (Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics and Physics) are designed for students already holding an appropriate degree to commence a PGCE but who need to develop their knowledge of the 11-16 school curriculum in the subject in which they will train to teach.

The courses are designed to boost subject knowledge to a level which is appropriate to start the PGCE course in September 2016. Examples of the qualifications and background of some past applicants on the 28-week course are shown below:

Maths SKE

  • A degree in business studies with an A level in maths
  • A degree in economics and has used some mathematical modelling in their previous work

Physics SKE

  • A degree in engineering with experience as an army instructor in mechanical engineering
  • A degree in automotive ergonomics design with some physics related modules

SKE in Mathematics

The university will be offering a 28 and 8 week SKE course in 2017.

The 28-week course begins on the 20 February 2017 and has two further entry points (24 and 20 week courses) beginning Monday 20 March 2017 and Monday 17 April 2017 respectively.

SKE in Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics and Physics

The 8 week course is available in Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics and Physics. These courses will begin on Monday 10 July 2017 and complete on Friday 1 September 2017.