The following Universities provide Secondary Computer Science Teacher Training Opportunities in London:
- King’s College London,
- Institute of Education, IOE (UCL),
- University of Roehampton,
- UEL, University of East London,
- Middlesex University London
- See also School Direct from the DfE
Please contact the Universities and CAS London to find out more. If you are considering applying, don’t forget the BCS offer generous tax free scholarships for those studying Secondary Computer PGCE through their BCS Teaching Scholarship. More in-depth details on courses and bursaries below.
PGCE providers for Computing in London
- UEL, University of East London
^ [Primary with ICT and Computing]
^ [PGCE Secondary Computing]
^ [Computer Science - A route into computer science teaching for non-specialists (subject knowledge enhancement)]
- University of Roehampton
^ [PGCE Secondary Computing Specialism]
- Kings College London
^ [PGCE Computer Science]
- Middlesex University London
^ [PGCE Secondary Education Computer Science with ICT]
^ [Computer Science and ICT Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course]
- Institute of Education, IOE (UCL)
^ [PGCE Computing and ICT] - see also this Key Information page
- School Direct
“School Direct courses are based on the skills providers are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT). Designed by groups of schools in partnership with a university or a school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) provider, the schools recruit you as a trainee with a job in mind just for you. This is a popular choice for those who hope to secure a role in the network of schools where they train.” - more information (bursary information as for Get Into Teaching).
UEL, University of East London
• Primary - “Home and EU students studying for a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) may be eligible for a tax-free bursary from the government, worth up to £25,000. These are paid in ten instalments from October to July, directly to your UK bank account, starting in October each academic year” - more info
• Secondary - “You could be eligible for the highest range of tax-free training bursaries. If you have a 2:1 or above, you could be eligible for a tax-free scholarship of £25,000 from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT” - more info, and see BCS scholarships above
• Subject knowledge enhancement - “No tuition fees - students who are assessed as home fee status will have their tuition fees paid by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and may also be eligible for a training bursary to support their living costs. International students are not eligible to apply for this course” - more info
University of Roehampton
• Secondary - “A small number of competitive scholarships of £25,000 tax free are available from the BCS for computing trainees, for more information click here. Tax Free bursaries of up to £20,000 are available dependent on your degree classification” - more info, and see BCS scholarship info above.
KCL, King’s College London
• Secondary - “Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has teacher training scholarships of £25,000 available to computing trainees starting their teacher training in the 2015/16 academic year. The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries” - more info, and see BCS scholarship info above.
Middlesex University London
• Secondary - “Find out about our wide range of postgraduate scholarships worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.” - see also Fees and funding. “Generous Department for Education [‘Get into teaching’] bursaries of up to £25,000 are available for eligible UK/EU students. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has 50 teacher training scholarships [BCS Teaching Scholarships] worth £25,000 available to computer science trainees.”
Institute of Education, IOE (UCL)
• Secondary - “Bursaries of £20,000-25,000 are available to students who meet the eligibility criteria for the Computing with ICT programme. To find out what funding may be available to you, please visit the Department for Education website [Get Into Teaching].
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below [Scroll to ‘Funding’ section on this page]. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.”