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Subject Knowledge Enhancement in Mathematics (SKE)

The SKE is a full time course designed for people who are about to start a secondary maths teacher training programme. It is led by experienced, knowledgeable practitioners with school teaching experience.

Entry requirements

Honours degree should normally contain less than 50 per cent of mathematical content, and may contain no mathematics at all. An A2 in mathematics is normally required, although equivalences will be considered GCSE (minimum grade C) /'O' Levels, in English language and mathematics, note that English language equivalency tests are possible. Conditional acceptance on a PGCE or other ITT route into secondary maths in the region before the start of the MEC course in January each year. As a school placement is involved, all successful applicants will have to obtain an enhanced disclosure from the disclosure and barring service (DBS) and complete a satisfactory medical declaration before commencement of the course.

Assessment methods

Directed study tasks.


The course is fully funded and there are no fees to pay.

Weekly bursary - £115 per week
Maximum funding for 20 week course - £2300
Maximum funding for 12 week course - £1380


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Short Course Certificate Full-time September 2017 6 6 Months
Short Course Certificate Full-time September 2018 6 6 Months

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