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Post-ITT subject knowledge enhancement

Post-initial teacher training (ITT) subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses are designed to increase the mathematics, chemistry and physics knowledge of serving and returning teachers.

The post-ITT SKE courses for returners are being run as a pilot scheme throughout the academic year 2011/12.


Before you apply for a place on one of the courses, you need to check that you meet the eligibility criteria. To attend a post-ITT SKE course, you must:

  • Have qualified teacher status (QTS) in England to teach either primary or secondary phases. This includes European Economic Area (EEA) nationals whose teaching qualification is considered to be equivalent to QTS
  • Be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English
  • Wish to return to teaching mathematics, physics or chemistry in a state school in England
  • Be registered with the Return to Teaching (RTT) Programme
  • Not have an ITT specialism in mathematics, physics or chemistry, but have either experience of teaching these subjects or a degree with a significant element of one of these subjects, or 
  • Have an ITT specialism in mathematics, physics or chemistry but have been out of teaching for an extended period of time (more than three years)

How to apply

Once you have established that you are eligible for a place and registered with the RTT Programme, you will need to apply directly to a course provider.

Find post-ITT SKE course providers

You can call the RTT service on 0845 6000 993 for further information about the courses, including contact details for providers.



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