Course Overview

Ripley maths

Maths is a key curriculum subject which challenges both teachers and students to use the knowledge gained to solve problems in everyday life.It also equips students for the workplace and their future life.

The course offers trainees’ opportunities to develop their professional competence, skills and understanding in all areas of the subject which will be explored and be supported by working with young people in the classroom and elswhere.  

Trainees specialise in Mathematics and teach across the 11-16 range, with the possibility of contributing at Post 16 level. 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 in Mathematics or one which is relevant to teaching the subject.
  • advanced level qualifications in Mathematics or equivalent experience.
  • 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 this subject 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 Mathematics.
  • School-direct (unsalaried) places in Mathematics. 


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 schools:

Ashfield School

Joseph Whitaker School

The Ripley Academy

West Bridgford School