Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Teachers (SKEfT)

Provider: TES Institute
£1,500.00 (no VAT on this item)
Accreditation opportunities: On successful completion of the course teachers will be awarded a HCUK subject knowledge enhancement certificate.

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Description Our Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Teachers (SKEfT) programme is designed to help qualified, in-service teachers to update or develop their current subject knowledge or to train to teach other specialist subjects. These in-depth, post-ITT SKE courses could help you to boost your teaching career by providing you with the opportunity to formally train to teach an additional high demand shortage subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Computing, French, Geography, German, Maths, Physics or Spanish.
Duration 42 weeks - 52 weeks

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Categories Secondary, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS3, KS4, Languages, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Personalised Learning, Online, e-Book, Webinar, Discussion forums, Video, Video chat, Audio / Podcast, Physics, Chemistry
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students


Our SKEfT courses help you to:  

• Gain comprehensive knowledge and knowledge of your subject and associated specialist pedagogy 
• Develop critical reflection skills 
• Acquire some of the tools to be an outstanding teacher
• Gain confidence in teaching your chosen subject to pupils aged 11-16 
• Get experience of action research and evaluating impact on pupil progress to help with career progression 
• Discover innovative ideas, techniques and activities to use in the classroom 

Evidence underpinning this approach


Your subject knowledge will be assessed throughout the course and there are compulsory SKEfT checkpoints to ensure that you are engaging with the programme and making good progress. Your pathway tutor will provide you with regular feedback to support your development and critical reflection skills.

The final task involves you planning two lessons, teaching them, providing feedback from pupils and writing a self-reflected, detailed evaluation of your own lesson. This evidence will be reviewed and assessed by your tutor.

How users/participants can evaluate success


“TES Institute's programme has offered our staff the chance to access innovative training in a format that suits their needs, there will be benefits for our pupils and staff have reported back positively when new techniques are used in the classroom.” 
Beverley Harrison, Bishop Rawstorne School 

“The personal pathway tutor who has been working with me has been brilliant. Being able to call on the advice of another teaching professional has been an added bonus as the course really does challenge your existing teaching methods.” 
Hamish Young, SKEfT Maths Trainee

Follow-up activities and support



At the start of the programme you will be appointed a personal pathway tutor who is a subject specialist in your chosen subject. Your personal pathway tutor will mentor and work with you to create an agreed learning plan, and to coach your subject knowledge and skill development.

As an experienced teacher they will guide you and support you, and they will be able to provide you with hints and tips to try in the classroom.


Our courses are delivered 100% online so that you can fit learning around your existing school and personal commitments. Each programme is made up of approximately 15 on-demand sessions, designed by teachers for teachers, to provide you with relevant and engaging content and lesson ideas.



All our SKEfT courses follow a similar structure and are estimated to take 42 weeks to complete on a
part-time basis. However, individual circumstances inevitably change throughout the year, and in order to be as flexible as possible, participating teachers have up to 1 year to complete the course. 

The standard course structure consists of 15 online on-demand sessions, made up of a number of
compulsory core sessions as well as optional sessions which can be chosen to suit the needs of the individual teacher. 

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.