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ANNOUNCEMENT

Current national restrictions for England: if you've booked a face to face course which was scheduled to take place during the latest restriction period, please see here for more information. All remote and online courses are unaffected and running as planned.

Bursaries and fees

We offer financial support to state-funded schools and colleges across England, including bursaries to support continuing professional development and curriculum delivery.

To find out more about financial support, please select an option below:


Funding and fees

Our online courses for key stages 1-4 are free to all teachers.  

Face-to-face and remote courses are fully-funded or subsidised for teachers in state-funded education.

Teachers from state-funded schools or colleges

Face-to-face or remote course Fee Bursary
Primary £35 Yes*
GCSE (Computer Science Accelerator) Free Yes
Secondary KS3 and KS4 £35 No

* For primary courses, the fee is covered by the bursary and will be deducted from the funding your school receives. The bursary is available for one teacher per school in an academic year.

Trainee, supply and returning computer science teachers
Courses which are part of the Computer Science Accelerator are free to trainee teachers, supply teachers and returning computer science teachers.

Teachers from independent schools
A fee of £220 per course is payable for independent schools for any of our face-to-face or remote courses.


Bursaries for schools and colleges

Primary

We offer bursaries to state-funded schools to enable teachers to participate in remote and face-to-face courses during the school day. Bursaries are not available for sessions starting after 2:30pm.

One bursary per state-funded school can be claimed in a given academic year.

Course fee £35 per day
Bursary (one teacher per school) £220 per day
Your school will receive £185 per day

Secondary – GCSE

For the Computer Science Accelerator, we offer bursaries of up to £1800 to teachers working in state-funded education, paid to your school or college.

Bursary allocation:
Attend face-to-face or remote course (starting at or before 2:30pm) £220 per course (up to £880)
Complete the programme and pass final test £620
Additional funding for classroom practice £300
Total maximum bursary available £1800

The additional funding for classroom practice is for teachers who pass the programme to use for any of the following: purchasing resources; CPD; funding towards chartered status; kit for an after-school club; supporting events/networking with local schools (CAS or Computing Hubs) and computer science related student trips.

Please note, bursaries are not available for courses starting after 2:30pm.

Trainee teachers
Trainee teachers who pass the programme are eligible for the final £920 bursary. This will be payable when claimed within one academic year of gaining qualified teacher status and once employment is gained in a state-funded school or college.

Bursary payment

If your school or college is eligible for bursary funding, this is usually paid within six to eight weeks. If your organisation has not received funding from us previously, please complete this form and return to [email protected].


Support from subject matter experts

We offer fully-funded consultancy from a network of subject matter experts, to support primary and secondary schools and colleges to improve their computing offer. Bursary funding is also available, payable to schools and colleges who meet the criteria below, upon completion of an action plan.

Subject matter expert support criteria:

Are you yet to offer GCSE computer science or considering reintroducing it?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 2.5 days free consultancy and guidance
  • £1400 bursary

An additional £4000 bursary is available for schools and colleges who have not delivered GCSE computer science for an academic year or more and commit to delivering it in the next academic year.

Are you considering dropping GCSE computer science?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 1 day free consultancy and guidance
  • £1400 bursary

Have you started teaching GCSE computer science in the last 2 years?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 1 day free consultancy and guidance
  • No bursary

Are you a primary or secondary school in Local Area Districts 5 or 6?

Your school will receive:

  • 0.5 days free consultancy and guidance
  • No bursary

The bursary for subject matter expert support is in addition to any funding we offer schools and colleges to support professional development.