If you are enthusiastic about maths and would like to teach it but don’t have all the qualifications to begin our maths PGCE, this course is the ideal stepping stone. This full time one-year (36-week), DfE Teaching Agency approved, subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course helps you to deepen your knowledge so that you are ready to train to teach maths.
The government needs more mathematics teachers, so you might even be eligible to receive a bursary while on the course.
Work towards teacher-training at Sheffield Hallam
Successfully completing this SKE course enables you to enrol for our one-year PGCE in Mathematics (subject to passing the pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy). To be accepted onto this course you need to have already been successful in your application for a PGCE course.
Learn in a variety of ways and settings
This SKE course involves studying for one year at our City Campus, right in the heart of Sheffield. We help you to develop your subject knowledge and your confidence using a range of teaching and learning strategies and school visits. You complete mostly subject-based study at degree level, with some work alongside pupils in schools. Teaching groups are small, between 15 and 35 students, and are conducted in a lively and supportive atmosphere.
Our two-week, non-accredited Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE1) Secondary Mathematics Education course could be a quick refresher if you’re a bit rusty.
Semester one modules
Semester two modules
Teaching maths is a great choice
Britain needs more maths teachers, so your chances of finding a good job when you graduate from teacher-training are very good.
If you’re still wondering if teaching is for you, we offer free three-day taster courses to give you all the information you need to make a decision.
Alternatively, you can arrange your own informal experience in schools prior to applying.
Our excellent graduate employment record
We have a superb record for graduate employment: over 90% of our PGCE graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating.
Many students gain employment in the region, thanks to our excellent links with over 600 placement partners. About a third of our students accept a job where they did a placement — and since you complete two placements, that increases your chances of being offered a job at a place that you already know.
What you’ll be teaching and to whom
Successfully completing this SKE course qualifies you to take our PGCE course in mathematics (subject to passing the pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy). Once the PGCE is complete you can begin teaching maths at Key Stages 3 and 4 (11-16) and 5 (16-18) as well as in the learning and skills sector (also called post-16 or post-compulsory education).
SKE programmes are offered to candidates in need of a subject knowledge boost prior to starting a PGCE. They are open to EU/UK students, who may be entitled to a bursary, and to international students on the SD (Salaried) route. Tutors advise entry when candidates applying for the PGCE are assessed as having subject knowledge or degree backgrounds that may not be adequate for direct entry to the PGCE. Mathematics and Physics SKE courses start in late February and Computer Science starts in April. All SKEs finish before the start of the PGCE. Successful completion would lead to entry to PGCE the following September.
Mathematics and Physics SKE courses start in late February and Computer Science starts in April. All SKEs finish before the start of the PGCE. Successful completion would lead to entry to PGCE the following September.