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100% online and on-demand SKE courses are available in the following subjects:

Why should I study SKE with YHTT?

  • Flexibility - 100% online and on-demand

  • No lectures to attend

  • Dedicated SKE Subject Tutor support

  • Online forum for peer-to-peer support

  • Course costs fully funded by the DfE for eligible participants

  • Bursary of £175 per week for eligible participants (subject to the payment conditions for SKE bursaries)

Check your eligibility for a fully funded SKE course

Check your eligibility for the SKE bursary

What length SKE course should I apply for?

Your ITT provider will specify the length of SKE course required in your offer. If you need to change the length of SKE course at any time, please seek permission from your ITT provider first.

How long does the course take?

It is recommended by the DfE that you should study 25 hours per week on a full-time SKE course. However, our SKE courses are designed to be flexible so you can study for fewer hours and take longer to complete your course.

All SKE courses must be completed by August 2024.

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When can I start?

Our SKE courses are on-demand and can be started at any time. You can apply via our SKE website.

Once we have received your application, we will check your eligibility with your ITT provider and then you can get started.

Eligibility Criteria for SKE course funding

To be eligible to receive DfE funding for the cost of your SKE course, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must hold a conditional offer for an ITT course.

  • Completion of the SKE course is a condition of the offer.

  • Your SKE subject must match your ITT subject.

  • Your degree must not match your ITT subject OR have been awarded more than five years ago.

Eligibility Criteria for SKE Bursary funding

To be eligible for the SKE bursary you must be eligible for student finance, which is the case if you meet the following conditions:

  • You are a UK national

  • You have settled status or indefinite leave to remain

  • You are an overseas national without settled status of leave to remain and are training to teach MFL or Physics

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Eligibility for bursary funding


What if I am not eligible for a DfE funded SKE course?

We offer a self-funded option if you do not meet the criteria for DfE funding. The self-funded SKE courses are suitable for:

  • In-service teachers wishing to update or develop their subject knowledge or wishing to offer an additional subject

  • ITT applicants wishing to boos their subject knowledge without having a place on an ITT course

  • Those whose degree is in the same subject as their ITT subject and was obtained not longer than 5 years ago

Our self-funded SKE courses benefit from the same flexibility and support as the funded SKE courses.

In addition to the subjects above, the self-funded SKE courses are also available in Geography. There is currently no DfE funding for SKE courses in Geography.

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