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Science Education (Chemistry, Physics, Other Science) SKE

Science Education (Chemistry, Physics, Other Science) SKE

Key information
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Qualification type

Enhancement Course

Subject areas

Sciences Teaching Physics (General) Chemistry (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Before starting your PGCE you may be asked to take a SKE course if your training provider feels you have the right qualities to become a teacher, but need to acquire more subject knowledge first. If that’s the case, they'll offer you a conditional place on your PGCE upon completion of a SKE course.

This could be for several reasons, including:

Your degree wasn’t in your chosen subject, but is closely related

You studied the subject at A level, but not at university

You have relevant professional experience, and an SKE course would show you how to apply that to the curriculum and your teaching

You would benefit from a short refresher course in your chosen subject

This Science Education SKE course will update your Chemistry, Physics and Biology skills so that you are prepared and fully confident to start training to become a Science teacher.

This Science Education SKE course will update your Chemistry, Physics and Biology skills so that you are prepared and fully confident to start training to become a Science teacher.

Why us?

  • No tuition fee for this course
  • You may be eligible for a tax-free SKE training bursary of £200 per week to support you throughout the course
  • ‘World-leading’ research in Education, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Employment

This course will enhance your knowledge of science and allow you to progress to a Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) PGCE course.

Good teachers are always in high demand. The average starting salary for a teacher is £22,917, and experienced teachers can earn up to £59,857 outside London, and £67,305 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £44,544 and £109,366.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 weeks

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must have an offer of a place on a Science (Physics, Biology or Chemistry) teacher training course either with the University of Sunderland or another training provider. This offer should be conditional upon successful completion of a Science SKE course. We will ask you about your knowledge and experience of Science so that we can advise you on how many units you should take on this course. The minimum duration of the course is eight weeks, and the maximum is 28 weeks. if you have an offer of a place on a teacher training course elsewhere, you can still join our SKE courses. However, if you are given an offer of a place on a University of Sunderland PGCE Secondary Education course and a condition is to complete a SKE course beforehand, then you should expect to compete the appropriate SKE course here at the University of Sunderland.