Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses
These courses are free and usually run for anything up to six months, offering a bursary of £200-£225 per week.
They are for candidates who have some physics background (generally a physics A-level or work experience) and are designed to get you to a sufficient level of knowledge and confidence in your physics that you can begin Initial Teacher Education.
The courses include lectures, practical work, tutorials and self-study and cover the topics you would be teaching at secondary level.
As well as long SKEs, there are shorter ones (even two week courses) which your tutor may feel suit your particular situation.
If you think you will need to go a SKE course you should first apply for an ITT course.
If your chosen ITT provider considers that you have the attributes to make a good teacher, they may offer you a conditional place and refer you to do a SKE course first.
This could take place at the same institution or a neighbouring one. If you recognise that you need to attend an SKE course, ensure you flag this in your ITT application.