Perins Innov-8
Primary (3F96)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Winchester
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

We offer the opportunity to train in one of our partnership schools;

  • Sun Hill Junior School
  • Sun Hill Infant School
  • Ropley C of E Primary School
  • Cheriton Primary School
  • Preston Candover Primry School
  • Four Marks C.E. Primary School

Interview process

The interview day involves:

  • A taught session (30 mins) planned by the applicant with guidance from the relevant department.

  • A formal interview which usually involves the ITECo, Department Head and a representative from the University of Winchester.

  • A 5 min presentation.

  • A literacy and numeracy test.

How school placements work

Primary Trainees “plug-in” to the Primary PGCE course run by the University of Winchester.


The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £13,300

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Full details of training bursaries can be found here; (

You may be elible to apply for student finance. (



You need to have a relevant degree (or equivalent qualification) to train on on our postgraduate ITT course.

You will also need GCSEs (C grade or above) in English, Maths and Science regardless of any higher level qualifications.

The Department for Education has withdrawn the requirement for ITE applicants to complete literacy and numeracy Skills Tests.
During the selection process and as part of your training, you will be required to demonstrate competency in Fundamental skills in English and mathematics.

Personal qualities

We are looking for highly motivated and resilient trainees to work well with others and under guidance. You will need to be open-minded, hardworking and have a sense of humour. This is a challenging yet rewarding job.

Other requirements

All trainees will complete DBS and other suitabilty checks carried out by the University of Winchester.

We value classroom experience.

About the training provider

In Omnia Excellentia (Excellence in Everything)

This is our commitment to training the teachers of tomorrow.

School Direct offers an training route for graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one. They will be training alongside enthusiastic teachers, who are committed to education and who are leaders in their own fields.

At Perins, we have the experience and capacity to deliver outstanding training for the next generation of teachers.

We are committed to fostering individual growth. We challenge all aspiring teachers to become the best that that they can and we provide learning opportunities at a personalised level.

The course is delivered in an interactive way, and can be directly applied to the classroom. Allowing the trainee to experience the role of the learner and how it feels to be a pupil.

Our Partner schools are experienced in working with trainee teachers in a wide range of subject areas at both phases. Enabling us to provide a broad range of courses. You will gain experience in two schools and you will have opportunity to experience Teaching and Learning at a school in a different part of the country as well as a specialist provider. You will be able to experience Key Stages above and below.

Perins School is located in the beautiful market town of Alresford within easy reach of Winchester, Southampton and Basingstoke. Perins has an excellent reputation for its sports offering and creative arts projects and productions as well as its academic results.

About the accredited body

The University of Winchester has a long-established record of excellent initial teacher training. Successful completion of our training course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the award of PGCE. As part of the course, you will also be able to gain credits towards a Master’s level accreditation.

Full information on the application routes and entry requirements can be found on the UCAS website.

Training with disabilities and other needs

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 shall endeavour to make reasonable adjustments for students who require extra support due to a disability, long term medical condition or sensory/physical impairment.

Contact details

Pound Hill
SO24 9BS


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Perins School, Pound Hill, Alresford, Winchester, SO24 9BS
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