Our BGU Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) programmes are designed to help potential Initial Teacher Training (ITT) trainees gain the depth of knowledge required to teach their chosen subject.
Taught in subject specific groups, the SKE is delivered through a mix of sessions taking place here at BGU over three weekends, and online distance learning between these sessions. You will be supported by subject experts from across the BGU ITE partnership including university-based tutors and leading school-based practitioners. Our SKE courses will give you the expertise and confidence to become an outstanding teacher in your subject.
SKE funding is currently available for the following subjects:
|Subjects||Minimum degree classification required
to be eligible for an SKE training bursary
*Trainee teachers in maths and physics with a relevant 3rd class degree require at least a B at A Level in maths, further maths or physics to meet this criterion for the SKE training bursary. Trainees with a 2:2 or above do not need the A Level qualification to meet the criteria for the SKE bursary.
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 an SKE course. If you are applying for an ITT course at BGU then we will discuss SKE options during interview. Our SKE courses are open to all.
If you have a have a conditional offer from any ITT provider and meet the eligibility criteria, then you are able to access our SKEs and also receive the relevant bursary. If you do not have a conditional offer, but are looking for an SKE to boost your subject knowledge before applying for a PGCE, please contact us for current course fees.
We have places on the following SKE courses for 2016 / 17
- English (Literature and Language)
- Languages (French, German, Spanish)
These will be running from Saturday 3 June to Sunday 30 July 2017 (table below). For eligible candidates, there are no fees to pay and you will receive a bursary of £1,600* for this 8-week course.
|Dates||Location||Hours of study|
|3rd / 4th June||BGU||10|
|5th June – 30th June||Online / distance||85|
|3rd July – 28th July||Online / distance||85|
*Bursary shown reflects current 2016 / 17 levels which are correct up to 31 March 2018. We are awaiting confirmation of bursaries beyond this date from NCTL.
For more information or to register your interest in this programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information, including how to apply for a SKE, will be available here in due course.