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Why Train to Teach Computing with Northern Star ITT? 

  • Bursary of up to £27,000
  • Record numbers of students opting to take computing at GCSE level

Computing is an exciting and developing subject opening up the world of computers and showing students a deeper knowledge and understanding of how computers actually work. Teach computational thinking, logic, programming, ICT and digital literacy in this dynamic, current and creative vocation.
Government bursaries of up to £26,000 are now available to strong initial teacher trainees in this subject.

Computer technology continues to advance rapidly, with the growth in the use of mobile devices and web-related technologies exploding, resulting in new challenges for employers. Businesses today require an ever-increasing number of technologically-aware individuals. This subject enables students to have these higher level skills that have become so desirable. 

“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet…using technologies which have not yet been invented…in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”


Entry requirements

  • An honours degree at classification 2.2 or above (or other evidence of appropriate subject knowledge)
  • Advanced level qualifications (or equivalent) in Computing or related subject
  • GCSE at Grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Enhanced DBS, Barred List and Child Care Disqualification checks
  • Medical check
Desirable skills and qualities
  • Passion for working with children and young people
  • Commitment to teaching as a future career
  • Resilience to meet the challenges of the training year and beyond
  • Recent classroom experience in the UK (10 days recommended)
  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Some understanding of the key issues relating to teaching and learning in their subject area/age group

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