Entry requirements

You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on a PGCE at a Higher Education institution in England, or if you are in the process of applying for the  PGCE Secondary English (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS at Edge Hill University. Applicants from other providers will normally have a recommendation from their provider to obtain a place on a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.

Months of entry

January, July, April

Course content

If you want to teach English, but have an insufficient level of subject knowledge in your degree to gain entry to the PGCE Secondary English (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS, then our subject knowledge enhancement course could be for you. The aim of the course is to develop your subject knowledge in English to prepare you to teach the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject effectively, with competence, enthusiasm and confidence, to learners aged 11-16 years. Trainees will be encouraged to prepare for teaching A-level topics where appropriate. The course structure and length will be flexible to reflect the needs of each individual trainee. The programme has three intakes per year. These include an 8-week course starting in July, a 16-week course starting in April/May, and a 28-week course starting in January.

Fees and funding

Fee There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement programme which is funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. You may also be eligible to receive a bursary.For further information about bursary eligibility, you can contact a Get Into Teaching adviser on Freephone 0800 389 2500 or use the online chat service at getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/contact.

Qualification and course duration

SKE

full time
2 months

Assessment

There are no formal examinations. You will build a portfolio from directed activities.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171