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Subject Knowledge Enhancement


There are no specific requirements around subject knowledge.

You will certainly teach Mathematics, English, and Science – so you might want to be looking at the materials you need to cover.


In the case of applications to teach in secondary you will be applying to teach a particular discipline at Key stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

If your degree subject does not link closely to your chosen teaching subject, you are still be able to apply for a postgraduate teacher training programme, however, we will be looking at other qualifications, e.g. A level. It maybe you need to undertake a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course. We may ask you to take an SKE course as a condition of your offer if we feel you have the right qualities to become a teacher, but need more subject knowledge first.

You need a conditional offer from a provider before you can apply for a SKE course.

SKE courses are a support not a replacement for gaps in your qualifications.

SKE courses

  • are available in Mathematics, Physics, Modern Foreign Languages, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, and Religious Education. They can be full-time or part-time, classroom-based or online.
  • last between eight and 28 weeks, depending on the subject you want to teach and how closely related your subject knowledge is. Most applicants complete their SKE course immediately prior to starting their teacher training programme.
  • are fully funded, so you will not have to pay any tuition fees. You may also be eligible for a tax-free SKE training bursary.

Our chosen SKE provider is VIDLEARN. Full details of courses and bursaries are available on their website.

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What people say

Headteachers speak extremely highly of the quality that new teachers from the partnership provide and see them as competent and confident professionals who are ready for employment.

Ofsted Report 2016

I was asked during my interview why I chose this training programme instead of any other. I thought it would give me the best training of any that I’d found and I stand by that even more now. The support and guidance I got was exemplary.


This course really is fantastic. I feel personally that I could not have been given a better start to my teaching career.


Trainees have stated to me that all sessions without exception have been valuable to them mainly because they felt the nature and the content of the sessions had been well thought out and prepared in detail making them highly relevant to their classroom experiences

Partnership Tutor

The quality of training at Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership is outstanding, and, as a result, trainees achieve high outcomes.

Ofsted Report 2016

One of the many strengths the RCTTP course offers is the high standard of support to trainees and I am especially thankful for that and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course


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