Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) 2021-22
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) 2021-22

MBITT and Eureka - Service Delivery Model

Mersey Boroughs ITT Partnership has an established working relationship with AAA Eureka Online Ltd (‘Eureka’) and over the past 7 years through which, we have successfully delivered SKE courses to a growing number of trainees, year on year. 


Mersey Boroughs ITT Partnership (MBITT) is a SKE provider on the new framework and we sub-contract to Eureka the day to day programme delivery of the online SKE provision.  You can find us on the DfE framework under our SKE trading name of AAA Eureka MBITT SKE.
As an ITT provider, MBITT is able to help assist students select an appropriate course length as appropriate (please see our email below).
 
We understand that the depth and breadth of SKE options available to students should cover all scenarios, e.g:

  • a short 8-week SKE course as a refresher course helping to fill subject or curriculum knowledge gaps
  • a medium or longer length course, when a student’s subject knowledge is weak in many areas of the core knowledge requirements that underpin the teaching of the SKE subject. 
  • We understand the importance of trainees’ success achieving QTS is that an appropriate SKE length is selected at the start.  

 
Induction Phase
On the Eureka course, students are required to complete a subject knowledge audit (SKA), which gives a snapshot of their starting point before engaging on their SKE course.  The results of this audit are used by the Eureka tutors to select appropriate units of study that will progress the student’s knowledge in the core knowledge requirements identified as a weakness.
 
Design and Delivery
Through engagement with the Eureka course, students will secure the core knowledge required to meet Teachers’ Standard 3 by the end of their ITT course.   The tasks and activities on the SKE course are designed for students to demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge in the subject they intend to teach.  Engagement and progress with these tasks will be monitored and reported on by their dedicated online tutor.
 
We are able to offer SKE courses for all eligible SKE subjects, all of which are considered priority and hard-to-recruit subjects:
 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Languages (French, German and Spanish)
  • Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Physics
  • Primary Maths
  • Religious Education

 
All courses are on-demand and online, enabling students the flexibility to work from home during the daytime, evenings or at weekends making either full-time or part-time study possible. The flexibility of provision means students have the option of completing their SKE in parallel with ITT. From a geographical perspective, the online nature of the course means we can deliver online SKE courses nationally and so the location will not be a barrier to students accessing our SKE course.
 
Bespoke nature and the full range of SKE lengths
Units of work are workload assessed as 25 hours of study time each.  4 units of the SKE course is equivalent to a 4-week block of study and so we are able to offer the full range of course lengths from 8-28 weeks by assigning the equivalent number of units to the course.   Students’ engagement is monitored and our tutors can adapt and change the course material to adjust for evolving needs and as necessary, increasing personalisation of the course experience. 
 
One-to-one tutoring
Online learning is supported via one-to-one lessons with a practising teacher in the ITT and SKE subject, therefore increasing the level of personalisation and bespoke learning experience.
 
Final Report
Following the completion of the SKE course, each participant’s tutor will complete a detailed substantive report, highlighting a participant’s strengths/weaknesses and an assessment on the degree to which the participant has been able to demonstrate they have sufficient subject knowledge to train to teach their chosen subject.
 
Please click on the application below to apply for your SKE course - which is delivered by Eureka.  The student bursary and funding is applied for and administered by Mersey Boroughs ITT Partnership.

 

AAA Eureka MBITT SKE - Home Page

Please click on the following link to read more about our partnership and how we have combined forces (MBITT and Eureka) to deliver SKE this year

 

AAA Eureka MBITT SKE

In order to reach us

Please send your completed application form to:

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Alternatively, please call or write to us below:

Eureka Online College

Kemp House
152 City Road
London

EC1V 2NX

You can call us by

Essex Office (SKE team):

T: 01702 715 515

(Office Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm)

 

London Office (General):

0207 689 7532

(Office Hours: 8:30am - 17:00pm)

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