Don’t hold back from applying for teacher training because of your subject knowledge. You may still be able to train to teach these subjects by building up or refreshing your existing knowledge with a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programme. For more information click here which includes a directory of all SKE providers in your area.
When you apply for teacher training, you may be asked to take an SKE course if you have the right qualities to become a teacher, but need to acquire more subject knowledge first. If that’s the case, you’ll be offered a conditional place upon completing an SKE.
This could be for several reasons, including:
- your degree wasn’t in your chosen subject, but is closely related
- you studied the subject at A level, but not at university
- you have relevant professional experience, and an SKE course would show you how to apply that to the curriculum and your teaching
- you would benefit from a short refresher course in your chosen subject
SKEs range in duration but are normally 8-12 weeks long and are free of charge (subject to criteria). For more information on SKE at University of Worcester, click here.