Taught course

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Maths Course (SKE)

University of Chichester · Institute for Education

Entry requirements

Normally candidates will have an honours degree at 2.2 or above where the content can be demonstrated to be at least 50% mathematics. If you are unsure about the suitability of your degree please contact the course coordinator. All candidates must have achieved grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths. Some experience of observation in school and the ability to reflect on this are highly desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

Suject Knowledge Enhancement Course

Prospective trainees who are interested in mathematics but do not have much maths in their degree (or feel it may be a little rusty) may be interested in our SKE course.

The SKE is designed to open up fresh opportunities for careers in secondary mathematics teaching to a large number of graduates of all ages who will previously have been ineligible because of their first degree choice of subject.

The SKE aims to enhance the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of mathematics, so as to enable participants to go on to achieve successful completion of a Secondary Mathematics ITT route, whether via PGCE, Schools Direct or SCITT.

Am I eligible?

Graduates in any subject who have some maths in their background, such as an A-level in a mathematics subject are eligible.

We will help you to assess whether you have what it takes to start the course, and advise you if not as to how to make yourself more qualified

If you are unsure of the equivalence of your qualifications, contact us for free advice.

Information for international students

For more information on fees as an international student, please contact admissions@chi.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

UK students
No fees are payable for the course

Bursary for the SKE Mathematics Course

A training bursary of up to £200 per week will be paid to students on the SKE Mathematics Course. No fees are payable for the course and no top-up fees apply either.

The SKE runs from the end of January to early July. It contains over 400 hours of tutor-led studies, including 8 days of placement in a partnership secondary school to undertake specific tasks.

Most SKE weeks involve 4 campus or school-based days, plus one day of directed study. Exceptions are directed study weeks at both school half-terms and for one week at Easter.

For advice or more information please email SKEMaths@chi.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
6 months

Course contact details

Jeremy Smith