Subject Knowledge Enhancement

We consider offering SKE to applicants who have the potential to become a teacher and we would like to offer a teacher training place to, but feel they would benefit from subject knowledge enhancement to improve their subject knowledge before they start training.

Programmes are available in these secondary-phase subjects and range from 8 – 28 weeks:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Modern foreign languages
  • Physics
  • English

A bursary is available (based on eligibility criteria) while you study

Our current SKE provider is the TES Institute their programme is entirely on line.  You will have a subject tutor guiding you through the programme with regular feedback.

Applying for SKE programmes

First apply to Bluecoat SCITT through UCAS. You can indicate on your ITT application form that you are interested in doing an SKE programme as well discuss it at interview.

If we consider you to have the attributes to make a good trainee teacher, we will offer you a conditional ITT place to include completion of a SKE course.  We will send the information about how to apply at that point.

Upon your successful completion of one of these programmes, you are expected to go straight into an ITT course leading to qualified teacher status (QTS).

For further information and advice please contact

Contact Us

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance
Bluecoat Aspley Academy
Aspley Lane

Tel: 0115 900 7230

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