High performing graduates are to be offered a £20,000 incentive to train as computer science teachers.
Education Secretary Michael Grove has announced that current information and communications technology (ICT) teacher training courses would be axed from next year.
50 scholarships will be handed out in the first year and up to 500 existing ICT teachers will also be retrained to teach computer science.
Students who graduate from university with at least a 2:1 degree will be eligible for a £20,000 scholarship to train on one of the new courses, which have been set up with leading industry experts.
According to the Department for Education, to qualify the candidates will need a good understanding of computer science concepts such as algorithms, logic, data networks and the internet.
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