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Bursaries and fees

We offer bursaries to state-funded schools and colleges across England to support continuing professional development in computing education.

These bursaries can be used by your school to cover associated costs including travel and supply cover, and to remove the financial barriers associated with attending CPD.

Primary teachers – Key Stages 1 and 2

We offer free online courses and bursary-supported face-to-face courses for primary teachers working in state-funded schools in England.

One teacher from each school is eligible for a bursary to fund one course per academic year. This is payable on completion of the course.

Bursary details:
Course fee £35 per day
Bursary £220 per day
Your school will receive £185 per day

Subsequent teachers from the same school will pay £35 a day. The fee for teachers working in independent schools is £220 a day.

Secondary teachers – GCSE level

The Computer Science Accelerator Programme offers free online courses to all teachers and free face-to-face courses for teachers working in state-funded education.

Teachers working in state-funded education are eligible for bursaries up to £1,500, paid to your school, allocated as shown in the table below.

Teacher progress Your school will receive:
Attend 1st two-day face-to-face course £440
Attend 2nd two-day face-to-face course £440
Complete the programme including two online courses and sitting final test £620
Total bursary £1,500

Receive additional funding

Teachers who complete their first course by 29 February 2020 will receive an additional £300 funding on completion of the programme. This will be paid to the school or college and should be used in classroom practice.

Find out more about eligibility

Teachers in independent schools can access any of our online courses for free. A fee of £220 per day is payable for face-to-face courses.

Secondary teachers – Key stage 3 and 4 pedagogy

We offer free online courses and low cost face-to-face courses in Key Stage 3 and 4 computing pedagogy.

Course fees:
State-funded schools £35 per day
Independent schools £220 per day

Additional funding criteria: GCSE level

An additional £300 bursary is currently available to teachers in state-funded education who complete their first course by 29 February 2020. This will be paid to the school or college and can be used for any of the following:

  • purchasing resources
  • CPD (face-to-face and online)
  • funding towards Chartered status
  • kit for an after-school club
  • supporting events and networking with local schools (with support of CAS or Computing Hubs)
  • student trips – must be computer science-related