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If you’ve got the passion and skills to inspire young people in computing, you could be eligible for a generous tax-free bursary or scholarship. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train.

Now is a great time to become a computing teacher. With more children in schools learning about programming and information technology, the subject is playing a more important role than ever before. As a computing teacher you’ll:

  • be in demand; with record numbers of students opting to take computing at GCSE level
  • help young people develop skills to succeed and excel in thriving creative industries
  • contribute to a subject of growing importance to industry and society

Your training will enable you to introduce young minds to the fundamentals of computing, all the way up to learning brand new programming languages. As a result, you’ll be able to plan exciting lessons that enable you to develop young people’s understanding of programming, publishing and other skill sets.

In return, you’ll get a competitive starting salary of at least £22,244, or £27,819 in inner London and excellent opportunities for rapid career progression. As you climb the pay ranges you could go on to earn up to £65,000 as a great teacher, or £114,437 as a headteacher.

Support available

You could be eligible for a tax-free training bursary or scholarship of up to £25,000. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train on a School Direct (salaried) course or with Teach First. 

If your degree isn’t in computing, or you need to brush up on your skills, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training.

Remember, we’re here to help you every step of the way. When you register with us, you could be eligible for Premier Plus – our free service that gives you dedicated support from a teaching expert throughout the application process.

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