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During the application and recruitment process, you will be advised of the best route for you. Details of the specific content of the Geography SKE and TTEP are given below.

Stage 1: Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) – 100% online

Where identified during selection and recruitment you may complete an 8, 12, 16, 20 or 28-week. This is delivered online so you can manage these hours around your other commitments. This course is 100 % distance learning and comes with a personal tutor. The course is free and attracts a bursary of £200 per week for eligible trainees. The content of the Geography SKE is made up of the following topics and modules:


Maps and GIS
Mathematics and statistics
Geography of the UK
Geomorphic processes / landscape
Changing weather and climate
Global ecosystems and biodiversity
Cities and urban society
Global economic development
Resources and resource management
Fieldwork and investigation


Water & carbon cycles
Coastal landscapes
Glaciated landscapes
Global systems
Global governance
Changing urban environments

Stage 2: Becoming a Great Geography Teacher - online and in-school

The Teacher Training Enhancement Programme (TTEP) is a flexible online course to support your teacher training year. The content of the Geography TTEP course is made up of the following modules and topics:

Professional Studies 1

What is Education
Application of the Theories of Learning
Introduction to the Teachers’ Standards
Lesson Planning
Questioning Skills
Ideas for Starters and Plenaries
Activities for Learning
Behaviour Management 1
Assessment and AfL
Differentiation and Inclusive Practice
Staging Debates and Role-plays
Impacts and Presence
Getting the Best out of your Placements

Professional Studies 2

Behaviour Management 2
Tracking Progress and Using Data
Using Language to Influence
The Pastoral Role
Safeguarding - Child Protection
Safeguarding - e-safety
Moving from Good to Outstanding
Communicating with Parents
Working with other Professionals
Beyond the Classroom
Personal and Professional Conduct
Evaluation and Reflection
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Subject Studies

Deconstructing a Geography Lesson
Enquiry in Geography
Concept Based Planning
Assessment in Geography
Differentiation in Geography
Literacy and Numeracy in Geography
Reflecting on Teaching Resources
Fieldwork including Behaviour Management
Researching Geography Education