Taught course

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) in Design and Technology

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Institute of Education

Entry requirements

  • Confirmation (by your school or course provider) that you have been accepted onto an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course, such as PGCE or School Direct.

By being interviewed, offered a place and accepting that place on an ITT course, you are deemed to have met the entry requirements for this Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for those wishing to enhance their current subject knowledge in Design and Technology before beginning a PGCE or School Direct Training Programme.

Future teachers of Design and Technology (D&T) need to be familiar with subject knowledge across the four areas of D&T in order to teach to secondary pupils. The D&T Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course has been designed with the aim of helping students develop a deeper understanding of fundamental D&T concepts with particular emphasis on the Design and Make process that is inherent in the D&T Curriculum.

This is a full-time, eight week SKE course for graduates with a degree in a subject other than Design and Technology, who wish to train as secondary Design and Technology teachers.

The aim is to provide the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding that you need to teach secondary D&T confidently and competently. The course reflects the current national curriculum content. SKE courses are well-established at Nottingham Trent University and there are many successful teachers in our region who began their training by completing a SKE course.

Fees and funding

This SKE course is fully funded by the Department for Education and you will receive a tax free bursary of up to £200 per week for the duration of the course (subject to confirmation by DfE).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • SKE
    full time
    2 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)115 848 2999