Computing

Training to teach computing

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. You could be eligible for a generous training bursary of £26,000 or a prestigious £28,000 scholarship. As a computing teacher, you could benefit from the Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement scheme. There’s plenty of support available before you apply. You’ll receive free tailored advice from a dedicated teaching expert, who will answer all your teaching-related questions and help you throughout your application - when you register with us

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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.

At the end of successfully completing teacher training, you’ll gain qualified teacher status (QTS), which is needed to teach as a qualified teacher in England.  Additionally, all university-led courses will offer a postgraduate qualification, usually a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE), and so do most school-led courses - you can check if a course provides a PGCE on UCAS Teacher Training.

In return, you’ll get a competitive starting salary of at least £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London. As your career progresses, so will your salary – in fact, teachers in leadership roles earn on average £57,500, with many earning significantly more. Additionally, teaching offers access to a wealth of other benefits – from a generous pension to enjoying the flexibility of school holidays, up to 13 weeks, which are unique to the profession.

Enhance your subject knowledge 

In the academic year 2016/17, over a third of trainees in eligible subjects completed additional subject training to enable them to start teacher training. If you don’t have a computing degree, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training – find out more

 

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