Perins Innov-8
Computing (E414)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Winchester
Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

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

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

About the course

You would be teaching a combination of classic ‘ICT’ topics alongside more Computer Science style topics for year 7 and 8.

The GCSE course for Computer Science is the OCR J276 specification which you would be teaching across years 9 to 11. We have 1 key stage 4 cohort running OCR iMedia specification who are currently in year 9.

We are a small, friendly team consisting of 3 members of staff.

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

Secondary trainees will become qualified to each 11-16 year olds over the course of 3 placements:

  • Formative placement (Sep - Dec)
  • First assessed placement (Jan - Feb)
  • Second assessed placement ( Feb - June)

Placements are usually taken in 2 different Schools.

There are 3 pieces of academic work to do, 2 essays and a presentation.


The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £13,300

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Computing or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

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 may be asked to complete a fully funded SKE prior to starting with your training.

You will also need GCSEs (C grade or above) in English and Maths 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


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 2DC
  • Training programme code: E414

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Perins School, Pound Hill, Alresford, Winchester SO24 9BS
Yes -

Support and advice

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