If you’re an outstanding graduate with a passion for computing, you could be awarded a £27,500 scholarship from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, while you train to teach.
You’ll also enjoy a number of additional benefits, including free BCS membership for a year, training workshops, and career mentoring opportunities in partnership with schools, universities and world-renowned employers.
To be considered for a BCS scholarship you’ll need to have a minimum of a 2:2, or be likely to achieve a 2:2, preferably in computer science or maths.
If you don’t have a degree in either of these subjects, you’ll need to:
- undertake a computing subject knowledge enhancement course, or
- have a degree with an extensive amount of computing content – for example, a STEM degree
- have a degree as well as significant professional experience as part of the computing industry
You can find out more about eligibility on the BCS website.
How to apply
You’ll need to complete an online application form through the BCS website.
To support your application, you’ll need to provide two 300-word personal statements demonstrating any relevant industry and/or school experience you may have and why you’d make a great computing teacher. As part of the application, you’ll also complete a brief computer science test.
If your application is successful, you will be invited to the interview stage with a school. If you are successful at this stage, you’ll then interview with an industry partner.
If your application for a scholarship is unsuccessful, you will still be eligible for a bursary – find out more on the funding for computing page.
01 April 2017 10:00
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08 April 2017 10:00
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09 May 2017 16:30
This event in Brighton will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
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Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.