Key Stage 2

Course Overview

KS 2 classroom

Key Stage 2 offers pupils a broad and balanced curriculum where subjects are delivered discreetly or in cross-curricular themes. Children are taught self-awareness and will also develop their knowledge and understanding of a variety of cultures, opinions and environments, enabling them to value and respect others. Throughout this Key Stage, children are given many opportunities to become independent and reflective learners.

The course will offer trainees the opportunity to develop their knowledge of an inclusive pedagogy across the primary curriculum and age range. Over the year, trainees will observe and learn how children develop academically and socially between the ages of 7 and 11 years, across all aspects of school life. They will be given the support to plan and deliver interesting and engaging lessons which promote a ‘love of learning’and guidance to become reflective practitioners ensuring that children achieve their full potential.


Entry Requirements

 To be accepted onto the course you will need:

  • a relevant degree.
  • advanced level qualifications, or equivalent experience.
  • GCSE grade C or above in English, Science 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 primary schools.

It is beneficial that you also have: 

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



Course Details

The course structure for most students will consist of:

  • A main placement in a primary school.
  • A shorter second placement in another partnership primary school.
  • Gaining experience of teaching within the Secondary 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 2017/18:

  • Provider-led places in Primary Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) 
  • School-direct (un-salaried) places in Primary Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)

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 one of these partner schools:

Albany Junior School

Castle View Primary School

Heymann Primary School

Jesse Gray Primary School 

John Clifford Primary School 

Keyworth Primary School

Oxley Primary School

Richard Bonington Primary School 

St. John's Primary School

West Bridgford Junior School