Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19
About BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Kick start your computing teacher training with tax-free funding and exclusive CPD from the 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 tax-free funding of £26,000 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), coaching and CPD opportunities.
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 UCAS 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 2 of our assessors.
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