To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers have been trained to teach the computing curriculum; and what the average length and cost was of such training.
11 September 2017
Statistics regarding the number of trainees completing Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in Computing can be found in tables 6 and 6a of the ITT Performance Profiles: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2015-to-2016.
Postgraduate ITT programmes typically last for one year full time, and undergraduate programmes for three or four years full time.
The Government offers bursaries of £25,000 to postgraduate Computing trainee teachers with at least a 2:2 degree, and these trainees are also able to access student finance including tuition fee loans. We provide funding of up to £23,900 to schools which employ Computing trainee teachers on the School Direct (salaried) route.