For the University of Reading

Successful candidates will need to meet the entry requirements of both the school and the training institute:- 

All candidates must have at least a C grade (or equivalent) for GCSE Maths and English.


Candidates should normally have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree in a subject that is closely related to the subject they intend to teach.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) 

SKE courses are offered by Reading University in Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, English and Computing. These courses are for candidates whose degree included an element of the subject they intend to teach or who have extensive experience in the subject. They are designed to enable candidates to develop the level of specialist knowledge required to teach their chosen subject. Having an offer of a training place is a prerequisite for being accepted on a SKE course. For further details click here.

The University of Reading run two types of programme:

  • A course lasting 16-24 weeks for subject changers or if you need face to face support in improving your subject knowledge.
  • An eight-week online programme for teaching GCSE Chemistry, Physics or Biology if you have strong subject knowledge but need to update yourself on the current GCSE syllabus.

By the end of the programme, knowledge of the chosen subject will enable teaching of the subject to GCSE/A level standard.

The following programmes are:


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics



About Us

Teach Maidenhead is the foremost teacher training provider west of London. We provide unsalaried secondary School Direct places. Our teacher training courses are organised in conjunction with The University of Reading.





Phone: 01628 625308 (Ext 129)

Email: debbie.harding@furzeplatt.net

Address: Teach Maidenhead, Furze Platt Senior School, Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ


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