Course Overview

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A Business Studies teacher will help young people understand the importance of education and its practical applications when they become adult. Business is interlinked with subjects right across the school curriculum; from using maths in practical economic terms, to using the sciences, technology and languages as valuable assets to building a successful career. Trainees' in this subject will also have the opportunity to work with students, and support colleagues, teaching Computing at KS3.

The course offers trainees' opportunities to develop their professional competence, skills and understanding in this area. The philosophy of teaching the subject will be explored and be supported by working with young people during lessons and training days. It is inevitable that some aspects of the subject will require further development in skills and knowledge but that will be addressed as part of the training plan throughout the year.

Entry Requirements


To be accepted onto the course you will need:

  • a degree which is relevant to teaching Business.
  • advanced level qualifications, or equivalent experience, in subjects related to Business. 
  • GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent).
  • have passed the QTS skills in English and Maths by 1st September 2018.
  • the ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English.
  • a good state of physical and mental fitness
  • confirmation that you have not been excluded from teaching nor from working with children, nor have been registered with the Criminal Records Bureau as unfit for working with children or young persons.
  • The suitable personal and intellectual qualities required for teaching in secondary schools.

It is beneficial that you also have: 

  • experience of working with secondary-age children.
  • recent experience of your subject in a secondary school.
  • a competent level of ICT skills.

It is desirable to have passed the QTS skills tests prior to interview. However, if this is not the case there is an expectation the tests are completed as soon as possible after an offer has been made. 

Course Details


The course structure for most students will consist of:

  • A main placement in a secondary school.
  • A shorter second placement in another partnership secondary school.
  • Gaining experience of teaching within the Primary sector.
  • Experiencing SEND teaching at Brackenfield School.

Throughout the year students will:

  • Have full access to The University of Nottingham services.
  • Enjoy full student entitlement of The University of Nottingham, including use of the library, on-line support and SU membership.


 We are pleased to offer the following places for 2018/19:

  • Provider-led places in Business.
  • School-direct (unsalaried) places in Business. 

For provider-led places apply on UCAS to EMTTP. 

For school-direct places apply to our lead school (The West Bridgford School) via the UCAS teacher training application website.  

If you are successful in gaining a place via either of these pathways you will undertake your main placement through:

Kimberley School