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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Updated: July, 2019

About BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Kick start your computing teacher training with tax-free funding and exclusive development resources from the UK’s leading professional body for IT.

In our constantly evolving digital world it’s vital every child has access to a great computing education. To achieve this, we need awesome computing teachers in our schools, from all backgrounds, enthusing students about technology and inspiring tomorrow’s digital leaders.


Ready to take up the challenge?

If you’re looking to get into computer science teaching, make sure you firstly check out BCS Scholarships. Through our scholarship programme, BCS is working in partnership with the Department for Education to support computing teachers on their journey from trainee to fully-fledged IT inspirer and beyond! Whether you’re embarking on your teacher training as a new graduate or a career-changer, a BCS Scholarship will give you the best possible start.

BCS Computing Teacher Training Scholarships

As well as tax-free funding to help you through your initial teacher training, our scholarship programme supports your learning and development with exclusive BCS resources – including two years’ free Associate membership (AMBCS), mentoring, CPD opportunities and a place in our diverse, global community where you can connect with like-minded scholars, professionals and academics.

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BCS Scholarships are available to trainee computing teachers in England only.

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What we're looking for

If the following describes you, then we can look forward to your application:

  • You’ve achieved, or expect to achieve, a 2:2 or above in a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or a related field like mathematics, or engineering.
  • You’ve applied, or are applying, for an unsalaried initial teacher training route in England which will lead to qualified teacher status at secondary-school level in computer science or computing.
  • You’re an EU national and have been resident in the EU for the past three years.

How to apply

There are two parts to the application process:

  • Online application

Make your online application at any stage of your teacher training application – you don’t need to have a confirmed teacher training place, or to have even started your UCAS application yet.

  • Assessment day

If your online application is successful, you’ll be invited to an assessment day where you’ll need to: give a 10-minute presentation; participate in a group activity; sit a short interview with local teachers; and take a multiple-choice subject knowledge test.

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IT and information services, teaching and education


East Midlands, East of England, London, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

Contact details

01793 417417
First Floor, Block D
North Star House
North Star Avenue

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