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Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses

Our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) programmes are designed to help potential Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students gain the depth of knowledge required to teach their chosen subject.

Taught in subject-specific groups, the SKE programme is mainly delivered through

  • sessions taking place at Sheffield Hallam
  • pre-PGCE distance learning
  • a two-week summer school
  • subject knowledge sessions during the PGCE

You will be supported by subject experts from across the Sheffield Hallam University Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership — including university-based tutors and leading school-based practitioners.

Our French SKE courses are taught face to face with a study visit in France and supported by some distance learning units.  Our SKE courses will give you the expertise and confidence to become an outstanding teacher in your subject. If you are interested in one of our SKE courses and are eligible for funding (see below), please contact the relevant course leader. We accept applicants from all ITT providers.

Available Courses

How to apply

Please fill in and return your completed application form (PDF) by emailing it to educationadmissions@shu.ac.uk or by mailing it to:
Direct Admissions, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, SHEFFIELD, S1 1WB UK

We have places on the following secondary SKE courses for 2018/19

  • Computing (8 units)
  • Design and technology (8 units)
  • English literature and language (8 units)
  • French (12 and 20 units)
  • Mathematics (8 units)
  • Sciences (8 and 28 units): Biology, Chemistry, Physics

 

Sheffield Hallam University SKE

Proposed start date

Bursary*

Design and technology

8 units (200hr)

Mon 24 June 2018

Summer school: w/c 24 June and 1 July 2019

£1200

English literature and language

8 units (200hr)

Mon 24 June 2018

Summer school: w/c 24 June and 1 July 2019

£1200

Maths

8 units (200hr)

Taught parallel to PGCE

Fri 31 Aug 2018

 

Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Physics 28 units (700hr)

Taught face-to-face over 26 weeks

Mon 10 September 2018 - 30 June 2019

£5600

Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

8 units (200hr)

Mon 24 June 2019

Summer school: w/c 24 June and 1 July 2019

£1200

French

12 units (300hr)

24 June - August 23 2019

Study visit July 2019 (tbc)

£2000

French

20 units (500hr)

May 2019 - 18 August 2019

Study visit July 2019 (tbc)

Beginners: May 27 2019 - 23 August 2019

£3200

Computing

8 units (200 hr) - online course

Multiple start dates:

1 May, 1 June, 1 July, 1 September 2019

£1600*

 

* please note that for the 1 September the course
will run parallel with the PGCE and the bursary is unavailable

Computing

16 units (400 hr) - online course

Multiple start dates:

1 May, 1 June, 1 July, 1 September 2019

£3200

* please note that for the 1 September the course
will run parallel with the PGCE and the bursary is unavailable

*Bursaries are subject to DfE eligibility requirements. Amounts shown reflect current 2017/18 levels which are correct up to 31 March 2019. We are awaiting confirmation of bursaries beyond this date from DfE.

Course details

For more detailed information please click on the links in the course table where applicable.

8 unit courses

Our 8 unit courses will be running from Monday 24 June 2019, with the exception of Maths (from 31 August) and Computing, which is an online course. For eligible candidates, there are no fees to pay and you will receive a bursary for study undertaken prior to the PGCE of £1,200* (8 unit SKE).

Computing Courses 2019

Our 8 and 16 unit courses are online with multiple start dates from 1 May 2019: 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/9. Applicants benefit from a designated tutor. NB: Students beginning on 1/9 undertake the online course parallel with the PGCE and therefore receive the ITE rather than the SKE bursary.

Funding

SKE funding is currently available for the following subjects offered at Sheffield Hallam University (with a 2:2 minimum degree classification): Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Languages (French), Mathematics, Physics.

To be eligible for a funded SKE and to receive a bursary you need to meet the degree classification requirements as detailed above, and have a conditional offer for a PGCE course (all core and school direct routes are eligible). Your offer will be conditional on completion of a SKE course. If you are applying for an ITT course at Sheffield Hallam University then we will discuss SKE options during interview.

If you have a conditional offer from any ITT provider and meet the eligibility criteria, then you are able to access our SKE programme and also receive the relevant bursary. If you do not have a conditional offer, but are looking for a SKE to boost your subject knowledge before applying for a PGCE, please contact us for current course fees.

Further Information

For more information or to register your interest in this programme, please click on the links in the course table to locate the relevant subject specialist. Alternatively email admissions@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 5555 and ask for admissions.

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