Ok I'm interested, what qualifications do I need?

It’s really simple.


We require a minimum of:


  • Grade C GCSE in maths and English, or equivalent.


  • A good honours degree


  • Some classroom experience.


If you’ve got that nailed, you can submit

an application via UCAS.


If you’re keen but think you need

a bit of subject support, a Subject

Knowledge Enhancement course

could be for you.

What subjects can I train

in with SUPA?




Computer Science






Modern Foreign




Physics with




Subject Knowledge Enhancemnet Courses (SKE)

Today, teachers find themselves in a modern,

flexible profession, with well-defined career

paths and rewards that match performance.


It’s a fun, stimulating and creative role, with

bags of variety. A classroom is one of the

most exciting workplaces in the world. Every

minute of every day, teachers are called on

to use their management, leadership and

communication skills.


Because you spend so much of your training

year in the classroom, you’re making a

difference to students’ lives from the word go.


If you’re concerned you’re not a

‘typical’ teacher, don’t worry. Teaching

welcomes a genuine mix of applicants.

Recent graduates, people looking for

second careers and returners to the

job market are all being drawn to the

challenge and reward of teaching.



Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses (SKE)

We offer opportunities, through completing a

University of Southampton Subject Knowledge

Enhancement (SKE) course prior to your PGCE,

to train to teach computer science, mathematics

and sciences, even if you don’t currently have the

required qualifications or detailed knowledge.


Perhaps you have a degree that is closely

related, but not identical, to your preferred subject

or you are a career changer who completed your

degree a while ago.


Whatever the reason, a Subject Knowledge

 Enhancement course is ideal if you have the

right qualities and enthusiasm to teach one of

these subjects, but just need some

additional subject support.


The courses are delivered in-house by our

recognised experts, are fully funded –you won’t

pay tuition fees – and you may be eligible for a

bursary to support you through your course.


Courses are between 8 and 12 weeks long

depending on the subject and consist of both face

to face and distance learning.


Brilliant news! Welcome onboard.

Once you’re sure you have the 

minimum entry requirements, simply visit the UCAS website and get started.


We’re delighted to be helping you along the path to a new, exciting career in secondary teaching.


You’ll need to quote the correct training

provider codes on your UCAS application;

SUPA Salisbury is 1FZ and

SUPA Southampton 2BH


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