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BCS computing teacher training scholarships - now open for applications
Applications are now open for computing scholarships. For the fifth year running, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is managing the scholarship scheme to attract trainee computing teachers. Administered by the Institute on behalf of the Department for Education, the scheme aims to help meet the growing need for computing teachers. Scholarships - each worth £25,000 - will be available this year to find the very best potential trainee computing teachers.
Bill Mitchell, Director of Education at BCS says: “We are delighted the scholarship scheme is running again this year and are pleased to have the support of a number of leading industry partners who are as passionate as we are about ensuring we attract the very best people to become computing teachers. The number of high profile employers who continue to pledge their support for the scheme is also very pleasing. Over the last four years we’ve had a good mix of people applying for scholarships including a number of career changers.”
The scheme once again has the support of major industry names including Microsoft, IBM, BT, Google, Metaswitch Networks, Compare the Market, HP, Toshiba, Ocado Goldman Sachs, Citrix and Morgan Stanley. Employees from these organisations help to evaluate candidates and identify high calibre computing teachers potentially capable of leading technology education in schools.
Simon Holden, Managing Director from Morgan Stanley says: “The scholarships are vital in terms of ensuring we have excellent computing teachers in every school in the country. The trainee teachers who are awarded a scholarship will help to give our children the best possible chance of becoming the next generation of pioneering inventors and entrepreneurs in computing.”
Launched in 2013 in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarship scheme aims to encourage more people into teaching computing. The scheme is open to eligible applicants who start their teacher training in September 2016. To date, the scheme has proved a great success with more than 1000 applications over the four years it has been running. A total of 244 people have so far been awarded scholarships and the Institute has worked with over 130 schools and 17 employers who supported the scheme.
Full details of the criteria including how apply for a scholarship can be found at: www.bcs.org/teachingscholarships
Scholarships are only available to those taking their teacher training in England. The scheme will be run in conjunction with the National College for Teaching and Leadership on behalf of the Department for Education
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