by Academy Admin

There are a number of funding options to support you during your teacher training. These are designed to attract recent graduates and those considering a change of career.

Funding options

If you are a UK or EU resident you may well be eligible for a training bursary of up to £25,000 to train as a secondary school Computing teacher. This is a tax-free sum paid to you in installments whilst you are undergoing your training. You must be enrolled on a course in England that leads to QTS in order to receive a bursary. School Direct (salaried) and Teach First are employment-based schemes and therefore bursaries are not available. The bursary amount varies depending on your degree classification as follows:

Scholarship and bursary funding rates for courses starting in Sept 2016

Degree class PGCE School Direct/SCITT
BCS scholarship £25,000 £25,000
First £25,000 £25,000
2:1 £20,000 £20,000
2:2 £15,000 £15,000
Other £0 £0

BCS scholarships

We are working in partnership with the DfE to award prestigious scholarships worth £25,000 to outstanding applicants. The number of scholarships we can award is limited and if you think you have what it takes to be an excellent Computing teacher visit here for more details.

"The scholarship will make a big difference to me as it will help me in studying throughout University and whilst being on placement in schools" Mansoor Rifai, BCS teaching scholar. Read more

Additional funding support

Most teacher training courses in England require the payment of tuition fees. Typically these fees can be covered by a tuition fee loan which you may be eligible for. Scholarships and bursaries are not designed to cover the cost of tuition fees.

Maintenance loans are also available for those eligible as are means-tested maintenance grants. Please visit here for more information on what funding may be available.