Physical Education

Course Overview

Ripley PE

Physical Education plays a pivotal role in the development and wellbeing of young people with regular exercise being proven to aid the physical and mental development of young people. As a teacher of Physical Education you will introduce young people to a variety of physical activities; both from a performance and an inclusivity perspective. Skills, knowledge and understanding learned in Physical Education are key to wellbeing and a lifelong participation sport. 

Whilst training with EMTTP you will experience a range of activities across the 11 to 16 age range, including Physical Education as an examination subject. You will look at key concepts and processes within PE and analyse how students learn best. Opportunities will also be given to experience Post 16 provision as an enhancement to the course.


Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto the course you will need:

  • a degree which is relevant to teaching Physical Education.
  • advanced level qualifications in Sports Studies 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 Physical Education.
  • School-direct (unsalaried) places in Physical Education.  

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:

Ashfield School

Kimberley School

The Ripley Academy

South Wolds Academy

West Bridgford School

Colonel Frank Seeley School