To my knowledge there is no course that provides such training. PE is very competitive and unless you have good qualifications and good teaching ability it will be hard to find a job in my opinion.
How can I train for both Food Technology and PE?
Hi Teacher training is done primarily in one subject area. Some progranmmes will cover more than one 'subject' - e.g. in science you would be expected to teach your main subject and have experience teaching another e.g. biology and chemistry or physics and chemistry. In some cases you may train as an English and drama teacher. But different curriculum areas - technology and PE are not possible in training. The thing is, in England your QTS is not linked to any subject and many teachers develop extra subject teaching while in employment. So I know of teachers of physics who end up teaching maths or even technology. The main thing about practical subjects like Technology and PE is knowledge and understanding of the health and safety implications. More accidents happen in PE than in any other subject area - not because PE teachers are bad, but becuse sporting injuries are many and various from a pulled muscle to broken bones! If you are going to teach rugby for example you need to know how to safely instruct pupils about the more dangerous elements of the game (the scrum) and you need to know what the local authority 'rules' are about health and safety. It is possible to get this through 'on the job' experience. So, in short get the QTS then explore teaching other subjects while you are in post (I would also get induction complete before you branch out). James
We asked the TES Careers Expert John Howson your question and he said the following: Qualify in one subject and QTS will allow you seek a job in either or with a mixed timetable you might find a school willing to offer you one. Good luck