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BCS. The Chartered Institute for IT

Updated: November, 2022

About BCS. The Chartered Institute for IT

Kick start your computing teacher training with £29,000 tax-free funding and exclusive CPD from BCS, The Chartered Institute 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 great computing teachers in our schools.

Ready to take up the challenge?

If you’re looking to get into computer science teaching, be sure to check out the BCS Scholarship programme. We work in partnership with the Department for Education to support computing teachers on their journey from trainee teacher and beyond. Whether you’re embarking on your teacher training as a new graduate or a career-changer, a BCS Scholarship will help to give you the best possible start.

BCS Computing Teacher Training Scholarships

As well as £29,000 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 membership (MBCS), coaching and CPD opportunities.

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

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 meet the eligibility criteria for student finance

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 application yet.

  • Online assessment

If your online application is successful, you’ll be invited to an online assessment where you’ll give a 15 minute presentation and be interviewed by two of our assessors

Work sectors

IT and information services, teaching and education


UK wide

Contact details

01793 417417
3 Newbridge Square

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