Elearn Initial Teacher Training(ITT)

Hibernia (HCUK) is a national provider of online Teacher Training and CPD courses for secondary shortage subjects including Maths,  Physics, Chemistry, MFL, English and Computing; also Primary (with Maths) accredited by The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to deliver blended learning ITT programmes that lead to QTS with the option to add a PGCE.

HCUK is the largest provider of Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) for trainee and in-service teachers in England  continuously developing new programmes. Launched Straight to Teaching programme in Nov 13, an in-school and online QTS professional development programme aimed at existing school staff who want to become qualified teachers.  Perry Beeches was in the pilot for this and the first person to achieve QTS through S2T was from PB.

Perry Beeches is a leading Hub School in HCUK’s national network of partner schools

HCUK’s fully online programme allows you to prepare for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) whether you’re applying through School Direct, HEI or SCITT.

Available in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Modern Languages (French, Spanish & German) + Computing from Jan15

Delivered 100% online with course lengths ranging from 8 weeks up to 32 weeks

Funding and bursaries available through the NCTL


To be eligible for an NCTL funded place on a HCUK SKE programme, trainees must have:

Accepted a conditional offer of a place on a postgraduate or School Direct ITT programme prior to the commission of the SKE course

Been awarded an undergraduate degree of 2:2 classification (or equivalent) by the time they start the SKE course

Designed to help with:

Developing a deep understanding of subject matter

Identifying and explaining  key concepts

Developing knowledge and understanding of how to teach the specialist subject

Demonstrating interesting and challenging lesson ideas

HCUK works in partnership with Perry Beeches to deliver a blended learning (online and in-school) postgraduate Initial Teacher Training course

Subjects available include Maths, Computing, MFL, Physics, Chemistry and Primary (with Maths). Additional subjects being added

Unique two phase programme that combines online SKE with 30 weeks of in school placements. You could potentially complete your school experience at Perry Beeches or at a PB partner school

Leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)