Taught course

Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses

University of Southampton · Southampton Education School

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Entry requirements

Candidates need to have GCSE’s in Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above (or the equivalent qualifications).

Applicants for the Subject Knowledge Enhancement course need a science-related degree and one science A-Level.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you keen to teach science and have a related degree and an A level in a science, but insufficient, or rusty, knowledge of the physical sciences to feel you will be able to teach with confidence? Do you want to change your life with a career that will see you providing children with an invaluable science education that will ensure their future employment? Take one of the Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement course prior to your teacher training and gain the essential skills you need to make the most of the PGCE and become a confident and inspiring science teacher. There is no better gateway course for preparing you for the challenges of teacher training in science.

The Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses take a blended learning approach with a combination of high-quality, face-to-face teaching in our well-equipped labs, and distance-learning units chosen to best reflect the needs of individual trainee teachers.

Fees and funding

This course is funded by the Department for Education. You will not normally have to pay any fees. A bursary is also available for all eligible students (normally any Home/EU student with an undergraduate degree classification of 2:2 or higher). The bursary is £1600 for the 2019 course. The funding arrangements for your subsequent initial teacher training are the same as for all trainees on one year PGCE courses.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • SKE
    full time
    3 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

023 8059 2413